44 of 70 people found the following review helpful
One of the worst books I've ever read - I returned it,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Lie: Evolution (Paperback)As a devout Christian... this totally embarrasses me. Ignorance like this is what pushes people away... obviously he knows nothing about science!
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Initial post: 5 Jan 2010 01:55:09 GMT
Paul Bacon says:
As a devout Christian maybe you should read your Bible more and actually believe what it clearly says about the creation of the world without interpreting it to say what you want it to say. I get annoyed at so called Christians who don't actually believe the book that is the foundation of their so called faith. It's like joining a golf club and wanting to play it using the rules of tennis! If you don't believe or want to follow what the rulebook says find something else to do. But I say if you want to pick and choose what parts of God's word are true, then how can you be sure you are saved and furthermore how can you be sure that the very thing you think you are saved from actually exists in the first place.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Oct 2010 21:27:48 BDT
You make a wonderful argument for how arbitary religion is. The bible is nothing more that a rule book, written by whoever invented the game. And like any game, the rules will change over time. It is frightening how many people still want to play by the old rules, but thankfully at least some people who haven't yet been able to break free for thier indoctrination completely choose not to live by the hateful, sexist, violent, bile-fillled rules invented in the old testiment.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2011 01:11:58 BDT
Glenn Piper says:
By stating that the Bible is "nothing more than a rule book" you have proved that you have never actually read it and that you have no understanding of it. As such there would be little point in trying to engage you in meaningful dialogue as you would have no idea what I was talking about.
If you want to throw out your arbitrary comments at least know what you are trying to talk about.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Mar 2012 06:27:50 GMT
Silas Wegg says:
@ A Customer.
As a devout Christian. What a telling phrase. If you truly are a bible believing Christian, you will know that Genesis puts death as a consequence of sin; evolution puts it the opposite way round (death came first - natural selection). Only one of these can be right. If you have a problem with Genesis, then the rest of the bible is not going to be any clearer. I'm rather dubious about this so-called review, that has no specific comment on anything in this book (except a general insult to the author's understanding - totally unfounded too). You could copy and paste this review for any text book you disagree with. I'd certainly trust Ken Ham's word over someone who doesn't even put their name to their review. Those 40 people who said they found your review helpful are disingenuous - likely all atheists who would never read the book anyway. Ken Ham certainly does know his subject. I have no idea whether or not you understand it, as you kept your comments so general as to be meaningless.
In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2012 17:16:40 BDT
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The bible really is a rule book to a game. But it's not the difference between golf and tennis. It's still the same game, it's just that the pitch has changed. Consequently the rules have to change with it. Only in the last hundred years do we now have any understanding just how big the playing area is.
If we take a world view, the rulebook was written for a small localised geographical area of the Earth.
It was written in a time of woefully inadequate policing and very poor hygiene.
(It was written in a time when we had no understanding of astronomy, geology or genetics.)
The rules written back then made sense in that time and in that place. To hold onto these rules in today's society seems bizarre to me.
I have no problem with people of faith but it is now clearly apparent that some of the rules from your book need to be adapted. (At the very least.)
Personally I have led a remarkably virtuous life. In fact other than eating non-kosher food and occasionally spilling my seed on the ground I have been positively saintly. Yet am I to be eternally damned for these two failures? Or are these ok? (Especially as pork and the withdrawal method are ok by catholics yet punishable by death in the Old Testament.)
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