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December 30th, 2011
02:01 PM ET

Fox apologizes to Jews for poll on who murdered Jesus

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

(CNN) - Fox Latin America has pulled and apologized for an online poll that asked who was responsible for Jesus’ death and included Jews as a possible response.

The poll had been posted on a Facebook page for National Geographic Cable TV in Latin America as part of a promotional effort for a Christmas special on the channel, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish group.

The National Geographic Channel in Latin America is a member of Fox International Channels, part of News Corp.

“Christmas Special is coming to Nat Geo… Who do you think responsible for the death of Jesus?” the Spanish-language poll asked, according to the Wiesenthal Center.

The multiple-choice responses were “Pontius Pilate; The Jewish People; the High Priests.”

On Wednesday, the Wiesenthal Center announced that the National Geographic Channel in Latin America had removed the poll and apologized for it.

"We sincerely apologize for the publication of a poll on our website that might have unintentionally given place to interpretations, opinions or expressions of intolerance that might affect the Jewish community," Fox Latin America’s vice president for corporate communications and PR said in a statement.

“This would contradict the mission and spirit of National Geographic worldwide, which focuses on education for diversity through shows questioning our world,” said the vice president, Guadalupe Lucero.

"We have also taken appropriate measures to prevent such incidents in the future,” he said.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Jesus • Judaism • TV • Uncategorized

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  1. rob

    Time for Hebrews to stop being so touchy. Its a legitimate question for people to ask opinions. Of course the high priests had much more of a hand than the Jewish people as a whole. Jewish people turned him in, yes Jesus and the deciples were Jewish, the Jewish high priests judged him and brought him before the Romans so he could be executed. The Romans carried out the execution. Ding ding, all three!!

    January 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
  2. CMoses

    When Mel Gibson directed "The Passion Of The Christ", he himself held the nail as it was being hammered into Jesus' hand when he was being nailed to the cross to symbolize his own responsibility for the crucifixion. I think he's right on this. The ones responsible for Jesus' crucifixion are you and me. It is our actions that make His sacrifice necessary.

    January 4, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
  3. anchorite

    Unintentionally my foot. Christians have used passion plays for hundreds of years specifically to put the idea in the minds of followers that they should hate Jews for killing Jesus. Which if it is true they should be thanked for. After all, wasn't the whole point of him coming to Earth to die for your sins?

    January 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
    • Liz

      Passion plays never taught me to hate Jews. For those raised in thoughtful, worldly, loving and educated homes, their was never any thought of hating Jews. Perhaps this is just your personal rant.

      January 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
    • Rubedo

      When Christians discuss religion, we never talk about the Jews or that we hate them. Ever.

      It's about the same as black people still blaming the whites for slavery. Neither present generation existed in that period of time. All we can do is learn from mistakes of the past, make corrections and move on with better intentions.

      Also, if Jesus was the incarnation of God or whether God does exist is not something I feel the need to prove. I am not a PR person for Christianity. It is my belief in God that is in my mind, heart and soul that continues to make me a better person. As a 74 year old, I have seen and learned alot, but I am so far from knowing anything. Live life with hope.

      January 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
  4. Bumper

    testybody3, I'm not interpreting the Bible, I'm explaining it through the lens of Spirituality. The real stupid people are individuals like you who think that the Bible has to be held to a literal scientific standard. Dumb!! The Bible is first and foremost a guide for Spirituality. In other words, you wouldn't use it to solve a chemistry problem. Jesus made this clear in his teachings. In fact, he straight out told them that he was going to speak in parables, such that interlopers would not understand his words and harden their hearts. The disciples understood that the parables were not true stories, but exposed typical examples of human behavior to illustrate an important Spiritual point.
    If you would read my postings, you would see that I already clarified that Josephus lived during the first century AD and not necessarily overlapped with his physical life on earth. However, you should not that no person knows Jesus' birth date or that of Josephus. As far as complex adaptation, I've already stated my point there and nothing to say to you since your statement about evolution is much weaker and very incomplete compared to other blog posters on here. Complex adaptation is not inconsistent with Biblical teachings, but your ignorance is as wide as the open seas.

    January 4, 2012 at 11:48 am |
    • Chuckles

      @Bumper

      You still don't understand, and that's ok, you're part of a big majority of people. Please, explain to me how we've "devolved", how other animals have devolved? What about, for instance, the new hybrid sharks that were found in australia? These sharks who were used to warm water mated with sharks fit for colder temperatures in order to pass along the genes to survive in cooler water – which directly relates to global warming, the melting of the glaciers which is cooling the ocean and raising it. Is that devolving? Bumper, contrary to what you might think or what's coming from the ICR, the plethora of evidence and information from fossils, ice core samples, dna, etc... is that all animals, not just man, evolved from a common ancestor and have since split into literally millions of species with their own traits on how best to survive in a given environment.

      As for you're bs "lens of spirtuality" – just another christian apologist who has a hard time ignoring all the evidence staring him in the face but still grasping to religion in anyway possible. The bible could be fine as a guide to spirtuality if a) clearly most adherents believe the stories are real events and b) if so many atrocities hadn't been committed by both man and god – the murder, genocide, ra.pe, inc.est, etc... and no I'm not saying the bad acts that include that, I'm talking gods command to committ genocide as justice, lots decision to throw his daughter to the crowds in soddom to protect angels, and pauls position on women, slaves and others. Those aren't lessons we should be following in todays world.
      Not to mention, claiming the veracity of genesis and then saying the bible is supposed to be spiritual is just one more way you're claiming to contradictory ideas and not seeing the inherint doublethink that's happening.

      January 4, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
    • Lucy

      I have to admit, I totally went to this article today to see if you two (Bumper and Chuckles) were still discussing! I was having a good time following it yesterday 🙂

      I am with Chuckles though. Every time someone counters one of your arguments, you seem to contradict yourself in a new posting. If the Bible isn't supposed to be taken literally as you just argued in this post (citing that Christ used parables with his followers), then why should anything in it be taken as fact? If I wouldn't use it to solve a chemistry problem, then why would I use it to solve any sort of scientific problem? The fact that all species are not the same biologically than they were in the past is a scientific problem. Any sort of breeding in animals is proof to evolution alone. Certain dogs were bred so they evolved into various specialties. Westies evolved into the perfect dog to chase a rabbit down a rabbit hole because of its small size, while German Shepherds are bred for strength and powerful to make great police dogs. There is recorded history of the breeding of these dogs, so you cannot say that all dogs just appeared to be all the different species they are today.

      January 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
    • Paul

      Lucy – what you are referring to is micro-evolution versus macro-evolution. Species did not lead to other species (Speciation). But within species there was/is change. There was an original animal that was the basic dog. Then through breeding we came up with Labs, Collies, Poodles, etc.

      January 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
  5. Tom

    For those of you who reject God because you say He is like a "magical" character waving a hand and creating the universe, answer this question: Which is more scientifically feasible, that a Jeannie could pop out of a bottle and grant you 3 wishes or that a immensely intelligent being used matter, energy, physical laws and an unfolding of events over time to create the universe?
    You should thank God that He has equipped you with the ability to ponder such questions.
    Such wisdom He can give you too, but you first must seek Him, as Jesus promises: "Seek and you shall find".

    January 4, 2012 at 5:38 am |
    • J

      LOL, that's the only other option? If we don't believe in God, we must believe in genies? Get outta here.

      January 4, 2012 at 9:53 am |
    • Nick

      So let me get this straight Tom, I either have to pick one supposed 'super being' or another supposed 'super being'? Neither of which can have their existence concretely proved?

      If that's the case, I'll take the genie, thank you. At least that way, I know I'm the one in control of my own life

      January 4, 2012 at 11:41 am |
    • anchorite

      Not only believe in him, but to be politically correct you have to spell He and Him and Lord with a capital letter. Apparently being a politically correct Christian is more important than actually following the teachings of Jesus, which if people did, they wouldn't have credit cards, mortgages, or go to war, ever. If Christians actually did that I might be willing to trade abortion rights and stem cell research, but somehow I don't think we can reach a deal.

      January 4, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
    • Lucy

      Tom...what on earth are you talking about? Who is arguing genies v. God? You need to straighten out your argument, my friend...

      January 4, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
    • Paul

      Nick – Right there is the issue. You said it perfectly! "Then I will be in control of my own life." What every person wants. To answer to no one! In the end, you will see how that worked out for you! I hope one day, before you pass, you meet your Lord. Before it's too late!

      January 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
  6. Bumper

    Chuckles, I never said proponents of evolution are only limited to those who dispute God. Evolution does imply directionality and implicit in this directionality is supposed to be improvement. However, in reality, evolution of a global system is actually based on lower level de-evolutionary processes that give this false appearance. Therefore, from a scientific perspective, it is not really a good theory.
    Next, there are lot of examples in the OT where the word 'day' is used and it obviously does not mean a 24 hr. period. For example, the OT uses the phrase "the day of the Lord" and numerous other examples. Clearly, "the day of the Lord" is not referring to 24 hrs, but a period of time. Also, to be honest, it is not outside of God's capability to create the universe within the six consecutive 24hr. time periods. However, I didn't state this as fact because it is kind of a disappointing answer to give if other scientific facts are available.
    Lastly, flowers and plants exist in heaven and they don't require light from our sun. Read the book of John.

    January 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
    • texboyd3

      Wow, you are truly an idiot. I always find it interesting how christians always have to "interpret" the bible. Well maybe a day could have been millions of years, no one knows the time frame of god, blah blah blah.

      To address other idiotic points you have made, if you were to actually read "Origin of Species" and other Darwinian works, at time is it ever stated that humans evolved from apes. We have a common ancestry as we do with all mammals. Ever wonder why your hair stands up on the back of your neck when you get scared. Well idiot, watch a cat or a dog when they are startled and you will see the sam thing. This is just one of a large number of examples of how we have common evolutionary traits. Josephus did not live in the time of your made up savior, he was born many years after and his work "Antiquities" was written around 95-100 AD, many, many years after Jesus supposed death. The first gospel that was written was Mark and it was written no earlier than 65AD, again not written during the life of Jesus. The other gospels were written many many years later and NONE of them were actually written by the supposed apostles.

      January 4, 2012 at 1:06 am |
    • anchorite

      Evolution does NOT imply directionality. Evolution is simply the collection of changes affected by natural selection.

      January 4, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  7. idontthinksotom

    Have any of the comments on these stories ever changed any opinions? Those that think the bible is the literal word of God aren't about to yield their belief regardless of any facts shown them. And those that think the bible is hogwash aren't suddenly going to "see the light" and suddenly become believers, but lots of people seem to like to type long essay-type posts in vain attempts to change people's minds. My personal favorite is when people say something controversial, and they try to preempt any reply by saying "ENOUGH SAID."
    Enough said.:)

    January 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
  8. Bumper

    Chuckles Cheese, The point that I'm making is that Darwin's theory is invalid in the way that it was imagined by proponents who attempt to dispute God's word. I use the word 'complex adaptation' because the word 'evolution' implies directionality that is not self supported by the inductive theory and is full of unwanted stigmatic poo. Complex adaptation does not imply the directionality of chance is based on more scientific processes that are not made fully explicit by Darwin (who essentially proved nothing).
    The answers to your next two questions are easy. The Hebrew word for day does not imply a 24 hr. time period. That were literally referring to phases of time and it got incorrectly translated into the KJV Bible. However, there are very few translation errors in the KJV, but this is one of the rare examples. As far as plants and photosynthesis, etc... Read the book of John. God is Light, Love....end of story.

    January 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
    • Chuckles

      Cute..... very cute.

      First, proponents of evolution (thinking people) aren't propenents to dispute god, they're people who understand that the dinosaur bones, ice core samples, fossils, dna similarities point towards evolution whereas creation by god doesn't match up with our findings.
      As for evolution implying directionality.... maybe to you, but you've heard the old saying, when you as.sume you make an ass out of u and me. Darwin, along with so many others, hold that animals evolve to survive in their given environments, the adaptation best suited for the environment and can survive the longest to pass down that gene wins, it's that simple. Again Bumper, wishing something to be true or false does not make it so.

      Next, the word for day doesn't have to mean exactly 24 hours, like I said previously a day in the torah doesn't mean exactly 24 hours, but it does mean sunrise to sunrise, These people were smart enough to know the difference between a day and a year or a hundred years or a million years. When they said day, they meant it. If you want to take the "mistranslation" tack, then again you have to say they mistranslated every mention the time measurement throughout the old and new testement. There's also the little thing about god saying something into existance, you'r really telling me when god said, "let there be light" it took him a million years to do so? How powerful does that make a god who can create things with words and yet it takes him millions of years to do so.
      – You've also failed to show me where exactly it says in the bible to count a day as something other than a day.

      You also mention mistranslations in the bible, so tell me, how do you know what is and isn't mistranslated? Let me guess, if we show there is a contradiction in the bible, it's mistranslated, but everything is correct? *sigh* So does all the wool get itchy in the summer? Being a sheep has got to mean getting really hot in July huh?

      Also, the last part, awesome stuff. So god is light..... yet god had to create light...... interesting. And all the plants fed off of god until he made the sun and the moon at the same time right?
      You sir are like chad where you can look at the contradictions of the first chapters of genesis and still somehow reason that it meshes perfectly with modern scientific thought today. It's truely astounding.

      January 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
  9. Bumper

    Chuckles, as I stated previously, we don't know the common source. Therefore, it is kind of silly to delve deeper into something that does not yet exist. The way Darwin's theory (as imagined by proponents) proved to be false in that we can't use chimpanzees as a model for human complex adaptation. In the future, some researcher(s) may find the common source and there will be an opportunity to delve deeper into this matter. However, I should state that nothing in the Bible is inconsistent with complex adaptation. The Bible only describes epochs or periods of time upon which these processes took place. A single day is not a 24 hr. time period, but could have represented millions or billions of years. Even though God created the appearance of time, it does not really exist, and he is not limited to time nor does it exist in Heaven.

    January 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
    • Chuckles

      You're still missing it. First, Ardi doesn't invalidate evolution, sorry I know you were counting on it, but just because something is unexplainable at the present doesn't exactly tear down an entire theory like evolution. Of course, that sentence made no sense to you because you don't really understand the entire theory, only just a very small portion of it, but that doesn't make it any less true.

      Second, again, show me where in the bible it says "day" doesn't mean 24 hours, that it actually means epoch and actually lasted millions of years. Also, please explain how plants could somehow be created and survive on earth without photosynesis (because the sun was created after the plants)..... I also don't understand how in the same post you can claim that evolution has been completely invalidated and yet in the next breath say that the bible is consistant with complex adaptation... neither of those statements are true for 2 very different reasons and yet you somehow have been able to master doublethink like Winston and hold to both ideas like a mindless automiton.

      January 3, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  10. snake

    the jews and esp the high priests(rabbi's) didn't murder jesus. jesus was murdered by the romans at the request of the rabbi's and money changers. jews ALLWAYS have someone else do their dirty work in high profile case such as this.

    January 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
    • Trolley

      Yes, it's funny that the Jewish leaders did not have the COJONES to do it themselves.

      January 3, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  11. Iqbal Khan

    Want to know who killed jesus check....
    http://realjewnews.com/

    January 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  12. tj

    Anybody

    January 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  13. tj

    Hello.............didnt the romans nail JC to the cross?

    January 3, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  14. tj

    Excuse me.....................didnt the romans kill jesus.

    January 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  15. Bumper

    Chuckles, look at the recent Ardi data and discovery. My "outrageous" claims are based on the Ardi data and not Lucy. Everything we thought we learned from Lucy was trumped by Ardi. The Ardi discovery does indeed point to a common source, but not apes, chimpanzees, etc...

    January 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
    • Chuckles

      Bumper, please... delve deeper into how Ardi trumps Lucy. I've done a bit of research myself on this, but I want to see if you actually understand what the ICR is trying to say or if you just read the conclusion and thought "hooray! evolution is gone, creationism rulez!"

      Seriously,

      January 3, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
    • Lucy

      Bumper, why are you under the impression that people who believe in evolution are fixated with the idea that we have evolved from apes or chimps? If anything Ardi brings us one step closer to finding the common ancestor we did evolve from, thus strengthening the arguments for evolution. You should really read up on evolution from a credible academic source. I don't think you truly understand the theory since you keep referring to humans evolving from chimps and apes.

      January 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
  16. Bumper

    Chuckles, the ancient concept of day was different and not even close to a 24 hr. period.
    Science suggests that we came from a common source, but no shred of proof for evolution from Apes.
    We don't know the common source, so not really even worth debating at this point.

    January 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
    • Chuckles

      Please, show me where in the bible or in general where the concept "day" didn't mean what it does today. I'm saying that it is identicle, but it's a lot closer to one full turn of the earth instead of an epoch. Day's are also used throughout the bible, not just genesis, the same word and refering to what we commonly know as a day today, so where in the bible does it say there's a difference between the day mentioned in genesis and the day mentioned later on gensis, or exodus?

      Also, just because you don't feel like debating a point after you make an outrageous claim on a subject you clearly know very little about doesn't make "not worth it". Are you looking for a singular ancestor? Well, have you ever heard of Lucy? Also, look at human dna, we're are incredibly close genetically speak to apes, which is part of the reason we use apes to test different pills and what not, because of our similar chemistry.

      January 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
    • Doc Vestibule

      You're correct in that we did not evolve from apes.
      Ho.mo erectus, ho.mo habilis, austrolopithicus... but no monkeys.

      January 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
  17. Bumper

    Rob, you must be a member of the Catholic clergy?? If so, scroll down to some of my earlier writings about why the Catholic belief system is false. Martin Luther proved this several hundred years ago when he nailed his theses to the door of the cathedral. I'm not a fundamentalist, and I've never stated any religious affiliation.

    Josephus was a renowned historian, without question, he mentioned about Jesus, James and John the Baptist. This proves the historical existence of Christ 100%. However, it is possible that some early Christians may have altered the writings to make them look more sympathetic to Christianity. I find this to be extremely annoying and does take away some credibility, as I said before, we know with 100% certainly that Josephus mentions Christ. Again, if you read my previous writings, I claim that Josephus was not sympathetic toward Jesus, and this is a more likely scenario based on his branch of Judaism.

    January 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
  18. Bumper

    a) Rob, you got it all wrong. I never stated that anything was created in 7 days. In the Old Testament, 'days' probably referred to somewhat generic epochs in time. However, it is important to point out that the writers did get the correct order of events though. This has been supported (not proven), but science.

    b) Real Deal: Josephus lived during the first century AD and no person knows the exact birth date of Christ or Josephus. So, my main point was that he was coeval with that time period, but yes, not necessarily during Jesus' actual life as a human being on the earth, but I don't need that to prove my point.

    c) We did not evolve from Chimpanzees and there is no scientific shred of evidence that we evolved from Apes either! Enough said.

    January 3, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
    • Real Deal

      Bumper: "my main point was that he was coeval with that time period, but yes, not necessarily during Jesus' actual life as a human being on the earth, but I don't need that to prove my point."

      Yes, you do. Josephus reported on what the late 1st century Christians believed and claimed. If a reporter today wrote an article about Scientologists, and told about their belief that humans were dropped here by Xenu and the aliens in DC-8s, and all of the rest of their claims, would that mean that the whole story is true?

      Josephus is not proof of Jesus' existence... it is only a chronicle about the cult.

      January 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
    • Chuckles

      @Bumper

      What really kills me are the people who try and rationalize away what "day" means. First and foremost, if the writers of genesis meant something other than "days" they would have written something different. Their concept of a day might have a been slightly different than today (sundown to sundown), but they meant what they said, it's part of what makes god so powerful. To change the meaning and say that a day meant an epoch is literally demoting god's power. You also say that the bible got it right with the order? So light came before the sun, as well as the earth and the sun and moon were created at the same time? Not to meantion land animals came before sea creatures? Looks like someone needs to go back to school, and no, going home to ask you mom/teacher does not count as real school...

      Secondly, the proof of us descending from a common ancestor of today's apes is in the dna, bone structure, fossils and all the other evidence that lead us to understand where our ancestry comes from. It's also apes, not chimpanzees that we descended from, and there is an important difference there even if you don't understand the nuance.

      January 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
  19. zissousteve

    you bible thumpers are delusional. when you die, nothing happens.

    January 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
    • MSU42

      And your proof of that is......

      January 3, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
  20. Bumper

    Let me state a few important facts.

    a) It has recently been proven by Science that we did NOT evolve from Chimpanzees. So Darwin's rather stupid idea that we evolved from Apes is in indeed false. One more nail in the coffin for atheists. I've always thought of Darwin as an idiot because he never really proved anything, just made inductive observations. The idea of complex adaptation is intuitive and we didn't really need someone from the "Empire" to make it official.

    b) Jesus lived as a human being on the earth (~ 2000 yrs ago) and is the flesh incarnated Son of God. The evidence of his physical existence is made crystal clear in the Holy Bible and the writings of Josephus. Josephus was a historian that lived during Jesus' lifetime. Josephus was commissioned by the Romans to write a Jewish History of the war. In his writings, he mentioned about both Jesus and John The Baptist. Bear in mind that Josephus was NOT a Judaic Christian!! Therefore, he had no incentive to lie about the existence of Christ. Some of his ruminations on Christ are less than sympathetic, but he certainly recognized him as an important person that was able to draw a large crowd. Josephus first century historical writings are very accurate. In some of his books he gave exact layouts of buildings and temples!! Even today, researchers are discovering the striking similarity between his writings and what is found in archeological digs around the Jerusalem area.

    January 3, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • Real Deal

      Bumper,

      "a) It has recently been proven by Science that we did NOT evolve from Chimpanzees."

      - Nobody ever said that we evolved FROM chimpanzees. We share a common primate ancestor waaaaaaay back in time.

      –and–

      "b)...Josephus was a historian that lived during Jesus' lifetime."

      - No, Josephus was born after Jesus' alleged death. He reported on the happenings of the early Christian cult and what they believed and claimed about Jesus.

      January 3, 2012 at 11:36 am |
    • David Dustin

      Bumper, I don't where you get your "facts" but NO ONE has proven we did not evolve. AND no one has ever OR will ever prove the biblical version of creation. So, you are just whistling in the wind my friend.

      January 3, 2012 at 11:36 am |
    • Rob

      Oh you silly bible thumpers. Ok, put your faith in a book written by primitive people. Eat Jesus and drink his blood> Whatever makes you happy. But don't try to state theology as fact, and if you are going to present facts, have the correct ones.

      We did not evolve from Chimps you maroon. We evolved from hominids, with whom we and modern apes share a common ancestor.

      We did NOT pop out of the ground or appear magically as Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. To believe so is not only ignorant, but it's an insult to God, who designed the universe and the life in it LONG before our sun even ignited; who placed life all throughout the cosmos before deciding to create the Earth out of dust, rock and gas. Long before our single celled ancestors developed, God's power was at work and only God's design could create the natural processes that, over billions of years, have resulted in human beings. But if you want to believe the Earth and everything on it was created in 7 days, you go right ahead. If you want to believe that the Earth is 4,000 years old you go right ahead. I respect your right to be an idiot.

      January 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Bumper..how can you claim that Darwin was an idiot because he really never proved anything.. the exact same thing can be said for religion..you have absolutely no proof of your claims..nothing...The evidence for evolution is overwhelming,.

      January 3, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
    • Paul

      EvolvedDNA – the evidence of evolution is actually quite the opposite, underwhelming. And many scientists are beginning to see that. In fact, there has been a change of thought, and a thinking that life on our planet has been seeded by aliens. Amazing how people believe in everything, but the Truth. That God does exist, and He did create ALL that we see and don't see!

      January 3, 2012 at 10:24 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Paul..what part of the evidence of evolution then has been actually proven wrong? what scientists are seeing this as wrong. and can you name them? You have a misunderstanding of the "alien seeding"... it is possible that some organic material came to earth on comets..its called Panspe-rmia ,however it is still a hypothesis . The evidence for evolution is overwhelming..the evidence for god is non existent. You believe that we we were created by an alien , who came from where? and who created it? usually.." Truth" is backed up by something called facts..

      January 4, 2012 at 12:41 am |
    • Rubedo

      DNA-–If humans evolved from apes, who created the very first ape?

      Since there were no humans alive in that day and time to witness this, it cannot be called a 'fact'. Scientific hypotheses is not positive proof.

      No one can prove that God does not exist.

      January 4, 2012 at 11:21 am |
    • anchorite

      Um, those aren't "facts" they are opinions. If you don't like Darwin because he can't prove anything, prove Jesus was the incarnation of God. Darwin also never claimed humans were evolved from chimpanzees, nobody since Darwin has ever claimed humans were evolved from chimpanzees. Real Christians know the Bible is just a collection of myths and parables, not something to be taken literally. How can it be? Since it has two contradictory origin myths for the universe right in the first chapter.

      January 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
    • PRISM 1234

      It always makes me chuclke to see those who believe lame theories of evolution to claim they are the ones who "can think", and the rest of us don't! ...
      In contrary, if I believed the absurdities they believe, I would be ashamed to let anyone know, that's how ridiculous those theories are, which they are so desperate to believe. It's amazing what a person is willing to talk themselves to believe just because they don't want to be accountable for their lives to their maker, acknowledging Him for who He is. All mankind's unbelief toward God, our Creator finds it's root in rebellion of ones own heart! ! !

      January 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm |
    • evolvedDNA

      Rubedo.. no one created the first ape.. apes evolved as we did form earlier creatures.. there are lots of books, not just one, on the subject.. that explains the subject and the evidence. Oh yeh.. just a question who created the first god..and who created them and so on...

      Prism 1234..what is lame about evolution.. you may not understand it but it does not make it invalid. Your last statements sound like a desperate attempt to try to disbelieve the evidence that you may actually think has some validity. Your comments regarding absurdities are byeond ironic.

      January 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
    • Paul

      evolvedDNA –

      Psalm 14

      1 Only fools say in their hearts,
      “There is no God.”
      They are corrupt, and their actions are evil;
      not one of them does good!

      2 The Lord looks down from heaven
      on the entire human race;
      he looks to see if anyone is truly wise,
      if anyone seeks God.
      3 But no, all have turned away;
      all have become corrupt.[a]
      No one does good,
      not a single one!

      January 4, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
    • Paul

      evolvedDNA – How did the Prophet Isaiah, who lived approximately 700 years before JC, know the earth was a circle?

      Isaiah 40:21-24

      21 Haven’t you heard? Don’t you understand?
      Are you deaf to the words of God—
      the words he gave before the world began?
      Are you so ignorant?
      22 God sits above the circle of the earth.
      The people below seem like grasshoppers to him!
      He spreads out the heavens like a curtain
      and makes his tent from them.
      23 He judges the great people of the world
      and brings them all to nothing.
      24 They hardly get started, barely taking root,
      when he blows on them and they wither.
      The wind carries them off like chaff.

      January 4, 2012 at 10:37 pm |
    • PRISM 1234

      @DNA
      Okay, friend, you keep on humming lulibied by their drumming, and you'll find out what's the piece you've been missing...except it won't take you million years to find out... but only few decades (left of your life if even that many)!
      The things you say you "understand" just show your lacking...

      Have a 'Good one'!

      January 5, 2012 at 7:43 am |
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