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Tea Party Rep. Paul Broun: Evolution and Big Bang Are “Lies Straight From the Pit Of Hell.” Why Yes, He Serves On the House Science Committee With Todd Akin

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When we first heard that Todd Akin was on the House Science committee, we thought maybe it was just an oversight.  But now this:

At a speech delivered recently to the Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman’s Banquet (for those of you calculating at home: Liberty + Baptist + Church + Sportsman = Quadruple Conservative), Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), a member of the House Committee on Science and Technology and a freaking medical doctor, went on a rant about how science is the work of the devil. Which makes his House committee appointment the work of the devil, too? Is he like a secret agent from God sent to spy on the House Committee on Hedonism and Satan-Worship? We’re not sure.

You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I don’t believe that the Earth’s but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says.

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Literally. This is literally what he believes. 9,000 years ago, which post-dates the advent of farming, knitting, and using tools to hunt.

What I’ve come to learn is that [the Bible is] the manufacturer’s handbook, is what I call it. It teaches us how to run our lives individually, how to run our families, how to run our churches. But it teaches us how to run all of public policy and everything in society. And that’s the reason as your congressman I hold the holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington, D.C., and I’ll continue to do that.

Just so we’re clear, Rep. Broun’s primary guide to public policy is a literal interpretation of a handbook that says that a man survived three days in the stomach of a whale. Not a metaphorical, figurative, in-the-spirit-of interpretation, but a dead literal one.

Okay, but maybe Akin and Broun are just outliers? Presumably the Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology believes in, you know, science and technology, right?  Actually, the Chairman, Ralph Hall (R-TX), does not believe in climate change, because he’s more afraid of freezing to death than being too warm? Or something like that?

I’m really more fearful of freezing. And I don’t have any science to prove that. But we have a lot of science that tells us they’re not basing it on real scientific facts.

What. Does. That. Even. Mean?????

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*You know what else God’s handbook says to do? It says to click on this link and go buy stuff on Amazon.com right now Tea Party Rep. Paul Broun: Evolution and Big Bang Are Lies Straight From the Pit Of Hell. Why Yes, He Serves On the House Science Committee With Todd Akin. If you don’t click on the link then the Devil will come eat your soul or something scary like that. This is scientifically proven. We have the data from the House Science Committee to prove it.

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43 Responses to Tea Party Rep. Paul Broun: Evolution and Big Bang Are “Lies Straight From the Pit Of Hell.” Why Yes, He Serves On the House Science Committee With Todd Akin

  1. Ted Larsen

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    Good work! You're #6 on my Google search.

    These long forgotten scientific "facts' must be known.

    Thank you for exposing the Godless "science Nazis" bent on world destruction.

    However he's sooooooooo wrong about the Big Bang Theory.

    it's a cool TV show.

    • Linda (The Daily Dolt)

      Linda the Dolt

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      Haha :)

    • cleio

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      I have to agree on at least one thing…the Big Bang is an awesome show!….

      As for everything else, if someone is not willing to take the time to learn about the current state of certain scientific theories and why they are accepted as they are, then the only thing to do is either just smile and nod whenever they say anything inane (which will happen), or continue to make the effort that people of the before mentioned ilk are not willing to make so that their ignorance can be exposed for what it is

  2. Jennifer

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    This is so completely against everything that America is. How are these people getting away with this? HOW is it that this is allowed?

    • anon

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      it's the price of a "land of the free"

    • aspo1037

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      Biblical record begins with the Pentateuch, Mose's account of the beginnings as he was inspired to write. A fairy tale that has since been substantiated by centuries of accumulated archeological digs, discovery of documents on parchment, papyrus and stone inscription. Believe it or don't.

      Subsequent to The Genesis/Exodus/Leviticus/Deuteronomy/Joshua are a large number of books by a select group of individuals termed "Prophets" some called "Major" some "Minor". In order to be part of this group, one had to show ability to be correct 100% of the time. The prophets of Muhammadanism and LDS, respectively, would not have made the cut…

      All of this is good for a laugh until we get off the lazy comfy zones of skepticism and actually look at plenteous sedimentation that speaks of a worldwide flood. Examination and understanding of scientific facts of the light spectrum bandwith and temperature gradient and the Periodic Chart and composition of the atmosphere, etc. do not really comport with any sort of evolutionary, unguided existence. Believe it or don't.

      The fact that much of our human experience is shirtsleeve, and almost all the rest of the seasons can be tolerated by few layers of covering informs how narrow the liveable temperature needed by humans. Consider how deadly the other 99%+ of temperature gradient actually is. The size and temperature of the sun, relative to most all other stars known to astronomers is particularly conducive to our climate. The size and orbit of the moon is exactly suited to tidal and jet stream and ocean current qualities suited to agriculture, etc.

      Intellectual honesty demands a thoughtful person to say they don't have enough faith to be an atheist, because the realm of our solar system is simply too well dialed into human life support to be a chance occurrence. But aside from the science discussion, let's get back to the Bible for closing this up.

      The prophetic scriptures are even now being seen as accurate detailing of events occurring in the Middle East, and in fact some lines eerily match up to America's 911DAY. Cedars in place of Sycamores, dressed stone in the WTC rebuild, etc. In the Middle East, Muslims get first shot at massive oil deposits, but now we see Israel coming into oil & gas as mentioned in prophetic lines over 2500 years old: "..treasure under the sand…"

      NASA scientist look at the purported burial cloth of Jesus Christ; a quantum physciis, Dame Isabel Piczec discovers an anomaly – see "Isabel Piczek Image found". Contemorary historians (first century) like Josephus and Pliny the Younger have some given us some writings as secular observers that comport with the Gospel accounts. Believe it or don't.

      In our time, we look at an LDS man for president. See an account of Mormon business practices: Senator Frank J. Cannon's "Under The Prophet In Utah" for some background. America is tangled up in Muslim war zones… See George Grant's "The Blood Of The Moon" and Avi Lipkin's "The Return To Mecca" for insights, some things the Defense Department should be familiar with but obviously is not.

      America should be preparing for an energy/transport emergency with all due haste. Meaning: deliberate rebuild of rail lines abandoned since the rubber tire based economic model seen since the advent of the freeways mid-twentieth century. Richard Heinberg, Jan Lundberg, Lional Badel and James Howard {The Long Emergency) are helpful sources. Oh, the bible has some interesting lines: Daniel, a major prophet writes in Chapter 4 V.15 "..bound with bands of iron and bronze…" read Chapter 4 carefully about the Great Tree: spiritual description of Israel's place in the Human story, but also describing secular America of the last century.

      America. Pretty hard to dismiss the Christian bent of 52 of 54 of the men in the Constitutional convention, if you bother to look at their writings and occupations. American Colleges and Universities like Yale & Harvard were decidedly dedicated to Christian principles in their original Charters. Too much to list here – believe it or don't. Lincoln finally understood why he had to free the slaves. Interesting reality of racism, it only thrives in an evolutionary mindset!

      OK, back to the party!

      • Sue

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        No. Your logic is very, very flawed. I have to run. Please, someone with more time, explain this to him.

        • Godlesspanther

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          His tin-foil hat is slightly out of adjustment. Hopefully Paul Broun can re-calibrate it for him.

  3. Jason

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    @ Jennifer, It is allowed because the idiots are out breading us at least 10:1

    • KeninSD

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      Well, I get the out breading part, wasn't there a miracle about loaves and fishes? But, they've dropped the fishes part (at least in the Gulf of Mexico?) and are just out breading us?

      • Harel

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        I'm sorry, I just have to say it… out-breeding, not out breading.

        On topic, as an aspiring physicist, having these people running our country is a travesty. Whatever happened to separation of church and state?

        • Rayne

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          To be honest there is no true separation of church and state. No where in the constitution does it say there will be a separation of church and state only is it implied there should be. I do agree though, there needs to be a separation of church and state. A "godless" government is a logical government. Not to say that politicians should not have religious morals or values only that those interpretations be left out of governing.

          • J S

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            Rayne you may want to check out a little thing called the First Amendment to the Constitution which contains, among other things, this statement:

            "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;"

            as well this information contained in the Wikipedia (here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_church

            'Article VI specifies that "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States." The modern concept of a wholly secular government is sometimes credited to the writings of English philosopher John Locke, but the phrase "separation of church and state" in this context is generally traced to a January 1, 1802 letter by Thomas Jefferson, addressed to the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut, and published in a Massachusetts newspaper. Echoing the language of the founder of the first Baptist church in America, Roger Williams—who had written in 1644 of "[A] hedge or wall of separation between the garden of the church and the wilderness of the world"— Jefferson wrote, "I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church & State."

            There is definitely, a very delineated separation between the establishment of our government and religion.

            Unfortunately, however, these lines can blur (such as the insertion of "Under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance" in the 1954, and the addition of "In God We Trust" in 1956.)

            Religious nutjobs like this guy are a SERIOUS threat to this country and unfortunately, the wingnut christian extremists in this country are growing at an alarming rate and keep voting morons like this into office. The only way to combat it is to teach our children the art of critical thinking, stressing open mindedness, and above all, education education education.

          • s.g. thinking human

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            you the product of kissing cousins or something… geez learn your facts before you spit out shit like a porn first timer that doesn't know any better.

          • dvd

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            "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" — First Amendment to the Constitution

        • toosmarttovoteGOP

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          When you're stupid enough to believe that this is a Christian country founded on Christian principles… uhh… Christian, Christian, Christian… I forget.

  4. Arizhel

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    Jennifer, you're totally mistaken. This is completely in line with everything that America is all about: ignorance and stupidity and religious fundamentalism. This guy is a perfect representative of the average American these days. That's how he got there: the People elected him.

    • Josh

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      I think this is pretty false. It's just that region: North Carolina, Georgia (has always been that way), Alabama. It just seems like religion is in a downfall at the moment, and it's fighting to stay an important part of people's lives. I can understand this guy got voted for to be the representative from Georgia, but I don't think he was voted in to the Committee on Science and Technology..

  5. Smith

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    Sooooooooo dinosaurs are figments of our imagination, that explains everything then

  6. Jacob

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    <blockquote cite="What I’ve come to learn is that [the Bible is] the manufacturer’s handbook, is what I call it. It teaches us how to run our lives individually, how to run our families, how to run our churches. But it teaches us how to run all of public policy and everything in society.">

    Re-he-he-heeaaaaally?

    If that's so, I would love to see his opinion on Matthew 5.

    Matthew 5:17-20

    <blockquote cite="17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.">

    Remember those old laws about slavery, wanton killing and staying away from the skin of pigs? According to Jesus, they're still in play. So much for Christians trying to wiggle their way out of that one.

    Speaking of horrifying laws, check out verses 27-30 in that same chapter:

    <blockquote cite="27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.">

    So I guess Mr. Broun advocates self-mutilation for "looking lustfully at a woman", right? He teaches these values to his family? He believes these values are right for everyone?

    Honestly, how many eyeless, handless self-mutilated Christians do you see wandering about? If you see any at all, it's rare because Christians pick and choose what they want to follow.

    And has Mr. Broun criticized our divorce laws yet? Verses 31 and 32:

    <blockquote cite="31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.">

    Oh, the sanctity of marriage is under attack! Wait, but divorce is prevalent and accepted in our society… why isn't there a huge screaming fit over that?

    And how did Mr. Broun even GET into office? He swore on the Bible, right?

    <blockquote cite="either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.">

    So basically, his entire position is a sham from the devil. If all Christians followed this rule, we would finally have the separation of church and state that we have fought so hard to maintain.

  7. Jacob

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    Agh… formatting! I can't change my post.

    • barjack

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      It's beautiful! So artistic, and it says so much!

  8. anonymous

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    Just to say, all religion isn't this bullshit.

    My father is a preacher, and for many years, I believed as he did. He happens to be married to a physics teacher, and if you told him there was no such thing as evolution he'd sit you down and teach you the truth himself. (n.b. many believers of modern faiths accept evolution as this(merely that it was a tool or method; just the way in which the universe was created (rules are more powerful than actions)), it's the minority that let us down).

    (to explain why I use my father as an example, I can't be classed as a Christian as I eventually drew my own conclusions about how deep to read in to things, thus I abstract from the bible too much and can't be called Christian for fear of upsetting/confusing people. Call me a polytheistic-biased agnostic if you need a stupid term)…

  9. Jacob

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    Let's try this again. I'll stick to italics this time.

    "What I’ve come to learn is that [the Bible is] the manufacturer’s handbook, is what I call it. It teaches us how to run our lives individually, how to run our families, how to run our churches. But it teaches us how to run all of public policy and everything in society."

    Re-he-he-heeaaaaally?

    If that's so, I would love to see his opinion on Matthew 5.

    Matthew 5:17-20

    "17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven."

    Remember those old laws about slavery, wanton killing and staying away from the skin of pigs? According to Jesus, they're still in play. So much for Christians trying to wiggle their way out of that one.

    Speaking of horrifying laws, check out verses 27-30 in that same chapter:

    "27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell."

    So I guess Mr. Broun advocates self-mutilation for "looking lustfully at a woman", right? He teaches these values to his family? He believes these values are right for everyone?

    Honestly, how many eyeless, handless self-mutilated Christians do you see wandering about? If you see any at all, it's rare because Christians pick and choose what they want to follow.

    And has Mr. Broun criticized our divorce laws yet? Verses 31 and 32:

    "31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery."

    Oh, the sanctity of marriage is under attack! Wait, but divorce is prevalent and accepted in our society… why isn't there a huge screaming fit over that?

    And how did Mr. Broun even GET into office? He swore on the Bible, right?

    "33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’ 34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one."

    So basically, his entire position is a sham from the devil. If all Christians followed this rule, we would finally have the separation of church and state that we have fought so hard to maintain.

  10. wowza

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    From Wiki – Broun has a son with his fourth wife Nikki and two daughters from previous marriages.

    I think its also time for Congressman Broun to weigh in on the sanctity of marriage as stated in the Bible.

  11. bronkish

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    How does one know personally a man that supposedly lived and died over 2000 years ago? That would be a neat trick.

  12. PeeWee

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    Married at least 4 times. Can't this guy learn anything?

  13. Faith in america

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    No where in the bible does it say its OK (at least in Gods rules..Remember the 10 commandments???) to give your daughter up to be gang raped. If something resembles that?.. It was mans la, not Gods.

  14. labman57

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    Well, the GOP placed Bachmann on the House Intelligence Committee, so …

    Just another one of many reality-challenged politicians and pundits who have embraced ignorance of the modern world and a distrust of the well-educated.

    For we certainly don't want our national leaders to be eloquent, scientifically literate, and generally well-informed about the world in which we live. Much better to derive scientific theories based on the cherry-picked passages taken from the Bible and to form national public policy based on the rumors, gossip, and unverified anecdotal accounts taken from online blogs.

  15. That tripod the camera on needs some wd-40.

    Also, this guy is an absolute genius. /sarcasm

  16. Also, feel free to debate me at. 4chan.org/b/

    My name's Anoymouse on there.

  17. I’m really more fearful of freezing. And I don’t have any science to prove that. But we have a lot of science that tells us they’re not basing it on real scientific facts

    You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I don’t believe that the Earth’s but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says.

    Did you even graduate the 2nd grade? You grasp of the English language says otherwise. I'm sure you were a very reputable "scientist". Typical politicians from both sides just spewing more lies, oh well, not my problem. Once everyone realizes what is actually going on it will be too late.

    • your*

      My apologies for that typo. I'll make sure to acknowledge it before your band of inbred followers try to harass me for such a small thing.

  18. A1b5jj

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    Why these fundies think that the reality of what Jesus taught is threatened if the Earth is a few billion years old instead of a few thousand years old, is beyond me. They need to be touched by the Holy Spirit right quick, and experience a little true ego death so they can be truly born again. After all, how can you be born again if you didnt truly die to the world first? Shamans of 1000 years ago understand more about religion than the modern American Christian fundie. "Religion is a defense mechanism against the religious experience." – Jung

  19. Holy in-a-way-this-fellow-is-evidence-that-evolution-may-*not*-be-happening Batman! Just wow. Shaking my head. : (

    Roger Wolsey, author "Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don't like christianity"

  20. Zack

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    What is this fruitcake doing on the science committee? What's he even doing in office. I get it, he feels threatened because he believes a certain way. But are his beliefs so fragile he has to be an "insurgent" and attempt to crush his opponents? That's not an act of a rational person. That's an act out of desperation, fear, and power. It's not an act for a cause, it's an act for his own stupid pride. Imagine if he were wrong. So he tries to mitigate and trivialize anothers argument or efforts. Regardless who is right if you even want to call science and religion on different sides. How is he supposed to represent his people when he is so weak?

    True people of faith don't need these tactics. People who take it upon themselves to do these things lack character and are the cause of so many problems in our world. He is far more dangerous of a person than all the science and religion put together. If he wants to debate his views, that's great. I don't care how wonky they may seem to me, I'm sure my views are just as wonky to another person. But regardless of what I actually believe, I would never walk into a building full of people who have views I deem wonky and tell them so or make the attempt to disband them in anyway. With some exceptions, such as, if I was invited or if there was a question of bodily harm. Shame on anybody who would. They do it for themselves and nothing more. Fear. Pride. Power. My stand points and self worth is not so fragile I cannot withstand a counter argument or decide to change my stand point when a strong enough argument is made.

  21. L. Ron Hoover

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    Thank our good and gracious Lord for Representatives like Paul Broun and Todd Akin, who are not afraid to publicly admit their true beliefs, so that we may attempt to speedily remove them from office. It is a sign of divine intervention that Todd Akin stayed in the Senate race, and I guess that God will let us know who was right and who was wrong.

    The only thing missing from the statements quoted, was that everyone knows that dinosaurs are extinct because they could not fit on Noah's ark.

  22. James Savik

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    This is why people laugh in your face when you say that you are a Christian.

    They think that all Christians are small minded idiots who think that the earth is 5000 years old and the devil himself put fossils all over the earth to deceive the faithful.

    That anyone like this is on the House Science Committee is a sham and a sign that United States really is too stupid to survive in its present form.

  23. Carl Simmons

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    Know wonder they want to cut funding for education. Only ignorant people would vote for someone like him.

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