[marilyn - don't worry, we'll get these guys!!!]Less, May I recommend that you briefly put aside your beliefs and read about evolution? Many of your statements indicate you have very little understanding about it.
Wait - Xerxes wants me to believe a land-dwelling Quadruped turned into a whale over millions of years - and, subsequently - God doesn't exist.
The ONLY evidence Xerxes has for this is pretty little drawings derived from the imagination from people that were paid with YOUR tax dollars. You see, all they found were some bones in the dirt; which only proves an animal died.
The bones don't have dates stamped on them, nobody knows if the animal had ANY offspring; and, we know fraud is rampant in the evolution game where government funded museums/curators/university professors etc. etc. etc. try to convince the public at large that humans descended from apes, when NO PROOF exists.
Fossil = rapid burial; that COULD mean(possibility = buried in a FLOOD), and that means Noah's worldwide flood is NOT disproven. Clams in the closed position atop Mt. Everest, palm trees/tropical plants under Antarctica, fossilized dinosaur blood found do NOT always mean "millions of years". What has happened in Spirit Lake since Mt. St, Helens erupted in 1980 gives a small picture of how petrified trees would be found all over the world, in an upright position, through multiple rock layers that are supposed to be "millions of years" old.
BOTH evolution theory AND creation theory are equally relative today, despite all our so called human "advances", evolution from "dumb" and "primitive" cavemen to where we are today does not explain giant rock formations seen like Sacsayhuaman[ http://www.world-mysteries.com/mpl_9.htm
] where rocks bigger than anything a modern crane can hoist are fused together ... as far as me embedding Hovind videos for the curious onlookers(or any other video of an evangelist, preacher, pastor that would support the creation account of Genesis) all Xerxes has is ad hominem attacks. The QUESTIONS raised by any number of evangelists, preachers, pastors or even lay people who are NOT convicted felons(or otherwise a moral/criminal stain) in our modern society are not INVALID because they simply come from the lips of a believer in Jesus Christ(or any religion/belief in a Supreme Being) who has NOT looked at the claims of evolution and decided that evolution theory requires MUCH MORE faith to accept(which by default MUST imply that the creation account/testimony given in the Bible is total hogwash).
BOTH theories are polar opposites of each other. Hovind's years of study, teaching experience, knowledge, investigation/understanding of (biology, geology, astronomy), reason, logic, approach, theories, evidence, or conclusions specifically are NOT total B.S. because he is only FINANCIALLY outnumbered by the government that funds evolution propaganda in PUBLIC universities, museums, and public schools! His current incarceration in a Federal prison in Colorado(and the aggressive acts of the Internal Revenue Service/circumstances that put him there) has NOTHING to do with his explanation that there are 6 definitions/divisions of evolution out there to be expanded upon, and, that most certainly there are bait and switch tactics used in public education that lead the school children to believe evolution is FACT(and eventually deduce and outright dismiss creation as a possibility).
All Hovind ever said was, just get the LIES out of the textbooks[ http://www.freedomforum.org/templates/document.asp?documentID=13497&printerfriendly=1
] since taxpayer dollars are used to pay for them, and see what evolution has left to stand on. Specifically, this very week, I picked up a 2006 textbook from my daughter's high school and saw Xerxes' vestigial hind legs on a whale crap in there [ http://postimage.org/image/6x3xmf64j/
]; use of the word "PROBABLY" is totally unfair/biased because a public school student may have also been taught by their PARENT, clergy, or other more trustworthy individual of the highest esteem in their eyes that God made the whales on day 5 of creation - WHY is that not an option, since creation has NEVER been disproven?
What these bones were, or, "probably" were - is NOT FACT; so don't propagandize impressionable children(by intimidation of secular AUTHORITY status) that they are PROOF of evolution with tax dollars. Just study the whale, leave ORIGINS out of it altogether; this is totally unnecessary to imply(common ancestry) from anything other than another KIND of animal over millions of years that no human will ever see, observe, test; whales are simply the offspring of FISH, period.
Again: these bones in the whale are (1) POSSIBLY, formerly hind legs from a quadruped ancestor: that only fancy, imaginative, speculative drawings born from a few bones found in the dirt by government paid archeologists/university professors etc. indicate - or - (2) used in reproduction today by whales, as they were originally designed by the Creator for. When you argue with Xerses, ,who knows both sides of the argument so well, you are unable to make any convincing argument for your case.
That is because the burden of proof is NOT on me; my religion is NOT tax supported; don't you get that? Don't you get the BIAS? Don't you agree that an origins curriculum doesn't MATTER when it comes to a free society, government, and it's ability to constitutionally protect the individual rights of life, liberty, and property of its citizens - and its role in national defense, and the punishment of evil doers? NASA needs to waste money looking for life on other planets? That does what
for the innocent people being murdered/starved to death here on this planet by their own governments(and now ours/Israel's) in China, North Korea, Iran, Africa, the middle east?
Where does the Philosophy that white Jews and Christians and Jews ought to run the world come from?...funny how their most pesky/convincing critics are the REAL Bible-believers.
My question, Hovind's question - WHY the financial WASTE to PROVE evolution, which in turn heavily IMPLIES God does NOT exist? WHY?
- Because the PEOPLE want it? That's TOTAL B.S. that they want the existence of God disproven - a democratic majority is not even close!!!Try this question? What if there was evolution? That doesn't mean you have to give up your belief in Christianity.
Lawfully, as my/our "God is higher than Caesar" philosophy prevails; government has a real problem enslaving FREE PEOPLE - and that is the GOAL of evolution theory - there is NO GOD, only man, and the government it can impose upon others - which always leads to wars, genocide, "lawful" murder, and totalitarian dictatorships/communism...the conscience of MOST human being on the planet outright, instinctively, reject that in favor of personal Liberty and Freedom for all.
I do more than just argue with Xerxes here, and cut and paste Hovind videos on forums where people who hate God mock Christians and Ron Paul -I write a letter to the editor in my community where I argue, like Hovind; just leave the topic of origins OUT of science ... [ http://postimage.org/image/cjzi9t077/
] ... I don't think this is unreasonable at all, nor do I think I need to PROVE creation.