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Old 21st January 2019, 10:17 AM   #1
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Religious Fanatics

Science has been working with Religion as a constant drag on the necessary interchange of findings. As an example I was talking with a very intelligent small town man who goes to church faithfully. He wanted to clear up a question I might have regarding the book of Genesis. He said obviously something was awry with the story of Cain and Abel; that after murdering Abel Cain could not have found a wife in distant land as his people were the first. He gave me a sincere stare and said "Cain had to marry an Ape". I had to work hard on a straight face. That was funny but at least he saw something wrong with the biblical account.
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Old 21st January 2019, 12:23 PM   #2
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Well, define 'ape'.

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Old 23rd January 2019, 08:09 AM   #3
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Well, seriously ....

In general, Christians have no problem reconciling with science. The majority do not expect OT legends to be the literal truth in any way.

Hard-core Bible followers of various kinds do have a problem, which most solve by rejecting any unpleasant scientific facts.

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Old 25th January 2019, 04:05 PM   #4
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IMHO fanaticism is not a issue of belief, no matter how stupid the b eliefs might be, but one of behavior.
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Old 26th January 2019, 03:55 AM   #5
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I tend to agree. You can find fanatics on any subject, but there are some belief systems that seem more fertile grounds for fanatism than others.

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Is this the global warming thread?
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