A few things about Liberty University, besides their obvious hatred of their own employees:
1) They have a library named after founder Jerry Falwell
2) They banned students from having a “college Democrats” club because “The Democratic Party platform is contrary to Christian doctrine” (actual quote)
3) They teach young earth creationism instead of actual science.
4) Their medical school is funded by tobacco companies
5) It’s churned out such ‘winners’ as Tony Perkins, Billy Graham IV, and confederate sympathizing, homophobic, anti-intellectual Chuck Baldwin
Paige Sultzbach must be one hell of an athlete because she’s scaring away the competition.
Her school, Mesa Preparatory Academy in Arizona, doesn’t have a softball team, so she decided to try out for the boys’ baseball team. To no one’s surprise, she made it. They went undefeated all season (with a 9-0 record) and were excited to play for the Arizona Charter Athletic Association state championship on Wednesday night.
Unfortunately, her team faced the aptly-named Our Lady of Sorrows Academy… a school that doesn’t think women ought to allowed to play a Man’s Game.
Sultzbach’s team won the state championship, but not in the way they would’ve liked to. Meanwhile, the athletes on the opposing team didn’t even get a chance to play in the game they had worked toward all season.
Haha, “Catholic education” is an oxymoron.
Brynne, Tess and Savannah from Phoenix are black belts in karate, expert horseback riders and avid musical theater fans. And they perform exorcisms.
“We’re just normal girls who do something extraordinary for God,” Brynne said. “After seeing an actual exorcism in person, led by us, you will walk away with no doubt, whatsoever.”
I’m just happy some clever headline writer treated this nonsense seriously enough to use it as an opportunity to reference Homestar Runner.
It’s curious that most atheists are happy to say science explains everything
No atheist nor anyone else has ever said that ever.
yet when the question raised falls outside of science they’re just as happy to frustratingly say it’s not science’s job to explain that!
Grammar tip: If you say “frustratingly” you’re the one that’s frustrated, which would be accurate in my view, but I’m guessing you meant “frustratedly” which makes “most atheists” the frustrated ones.
Science is a method by which we understand natural phenomena. While not all natural phenomena has been ‘explained’ by science, it’s through this method which we can attempt to explain any natural phenomena. Nobody says it’s “not science’s job” to explain something, but if there’s something that hasn’t yet been explained by science that doesn’t mean that your religious explanation is automatically correct. You’re myths and superstitions are not the default. It’s not “either explain it through science of believe it’s god!” That’s a false dichotomy. You are afraid to admit that you don’t know all the answers, but I am not. So when someone asks me, for example, how the universe began, I can talk about the most accepted scientific observations, but I don’t really know. If someone asks me if I know why the big bang happened, I have to say I don’t know. There are some theories, but my saying “I don’t know” doesn’t mean you can jump in and shout “a-ha! So it’s a magical god!” You’re the one uncomfortable with admitting you don’t know so you ‘frustratingly’ fall back on a fairy tale.
Why can you spell it here, but not…eh, never mind.
to have a worldview that supposedly explains everything so long as it’s not forced to actually do so.
It’s constantly forced to do so, it just doesn’t lie, like your neighborhood pastor does, and tell you it’s got all the answers out of a book of bronze-age fairy tales! lol! Imagine what an uninteresting, unimpressive universe this would be if all it’s wonders were crammed into stories about lions and floods from a time when men lived in caves and life expectancy was in the mid-30’s!? What kind of shitty god would show his hand at a point in history like that?
Oh, and to say science can explain it but we just haven’t evolved enough to figure it out is just as conveniently justifying your belief by faith that what you hope to be true is in fact true.
No, you’re wrong. Leaving out your bizarre use of the word “evolved” (Did you go to high school?) Science is a method which has helped us understand every natural phenomena we do understand. All the stuff we don’t understand, we simply don’t understand. I don’t have faith that the answer is ‘science!’ See, that’s the difference between religion and science. Science is never the answer, science is the way to the answer. Religion offers itself up as the answer to everything. Got a problem? Confused about something? Want to answer the great mysteries of the world? Just plug in our one size fits all answer: God. To give in to that is an admission that you’re too lazy to really look in to anything. It’s attractive, I get it, to answer everything at once and put it away, but there must be that nagging feeling in the back of your mind somewhere that you haven’t really answered any questions better than pretending pixies make your garden grow or bunnies hide your easter eggs or gremlins broke your stereo.