Damn right! If God had meant us to think, He would have given us a brain! Like back during the Plague. The people who knew God, crawled on their knees and prayed to God to spare them. And sure enough, sometimes He did. I know, some of those "higher learning" know-it-alls think it was actually bacteria carried by fleas, but if dying of the Plague was God's will, do you think some little streptomycin pill would save you? Hell no! It's prayer and faith in Jesus, not streptomycin that cures the Plague. Enough of that egg-headed crap. [/sarcasm]
12/2/2007 9:13:57 PM
If they were of no use, you would have already died by the age of 20. Damn it.
12/2/2007 9:31:18 PM
Wow. Really. Wow. I have not read much else that even comes close to the depraved, philosophically decadent mental vomit that this lunatic has excreted. I guess I have to say 'congratulations' for being so absolutely insane.
12/2/2007 10:59:06 PM
I don't think you'll ever be able to answer that question, Robert.
12/3/2007 3:28:55 AM
The use of higher learning, critical thinking and educational skills is (amongst other things) being able to let go of your infantile belief in a magical sky-daddy, and experience reality as it really is, unless you are too much of a pussy for reality, and regress in your little underdeveloped fantasy world where there is a giant old magical man sitting on a cloud somewhere, who watches everything you do, and may or may not let you into heaven if you have been nice enough, sort of like a celestial Santa Clause.
12/3/2007 7:36:16 AM
Please keep in mind that Adam and Eve were allegedly cast from heaven because they ate from the tree of knowledge.
It's a great big symbolic reference to the fact that if you have half a fucking brain in your head you wont fall for the illusion any more. Just like when we were little and we though the magician really was causing that rabbit to appear out of thin air.
(Yes, I am saying fundies have the comprehension power of a fucking 6 year old)
12/3/2007 7:44:46 AM
praise the lord!
(what's the thing with those who are poor in spirtit for they will see god - sorry, I never read the bible in english - now I have to relay on my own crappy translations)
12/3/2007 9:25:02 AM
@Ranger Joe: You just insulted 6-year-olds everywhere.
12/3/2007 9:26:16 AM
What good is god if it doesn't enable you to invent computers and internets?
12/3/2007 10:06:00 AM
Why have a brain, if you don't use it?
Ranger Joe, when I was six, I realized that grownups can be reeeeeally fucking stupid. All it required was a Baptist and his mouth.
12/3/2007 10:33:08 AM
Jesus for Dummies and Dummies for Jesus
12/3/2007 9:31:41 PM
"What is the use of God, when it does not enable you to embrace higher learning, critical thinking and educational skills?"
- a little better...
12/4/2007 3:17:01 AM
Is that biblical knowing? How well's the God guy hung?
12/4/2007 3:17:52 AM
The one that enables you to both live over fourty, have a computer and say this bullshit.
8/12/2009 11:11:23 PM
Higher learning allowed people to create the computer you use to spew your drivel. Higher learning is responsible for the fact that you have probably never known anybody who died of smallpox, measles, polio, diphtheria, or mumps.
That's what the use of higher learning is.
8/12/2009 11:16:20 PM
You need some degree of education to be able to read the Bible, and interpret what you are reading.
"The guy claims he's never been to a funeral because he doesn't think anyone he knew went to heaven."
I thought that funerals were a means to say good bye to the departed, to share memories with friends and family, to have a bit of closure. What does it matter where the departed one is going? Is s/he going anywhere, except down in a deep hole in the ground or into a cremation oven?
8/13/2009 3:50:03 AM
All three have in the past been used to increase your chances of living long enough to "know God".
Science saves lives. That is the point.
8/13/2009 4:16:34 AM