Hayz, the limitation of having no Internet connection, but still modern technology has its advantages. So today, I will be discussing some posted comments from some of my recent posts – minus the typical Christian bickering of course. I find these comment posts quite interesting that I just like to share a few words about ‘em hehehe!
1. A certain Clarence Rustia Baluca was saying that if natural selection dictates that evolution happens because traits that are favorable are passed on and those that are disadvantageous are eliminated then why through evolution did the hermit crab lose the ability to grow a shell?
Now, remember that evolution is not a sort of an easy “fix-up.” That means, unlike what Clarence Rustia Bacula thinks, evolution (through natural selection) doesn’t “dictates” what traits to go and what traits to stay. It’s a gradual process, a hit and miss, trial and error progression – now why do hermit crabs don’t have its own shell? Why do cave fishes still have useless eyes? Why some birds doesn’t fly? Why reptile loses its gills? – Because evolution is not perfect and it is exposed in the imperfections that record a history of descent and the development takes step by step. In the hermit crab issue, the hermit crab is more likely related to the coconut crab – I’ve noticed the “almost the same” structure.
Anyways, unlike the coconut crab, the exoskeleton of the hermit crab doesn’t harden – then why are there still hermit crabs? Because these critters found something to compensate on what they lack – getting the shells from univalves mollusks – the same reason why primates discovered the use of tools. VIOLA! The species survived and did not became extinct (sad to say that the trilobites didn’t have the same luck). The imperfection of some animals is a good indication why evolution is true compare to the “design argument.”
Oh by the way… Reptiles loses its gills because gills are not quite effective without water.
2. According to John Lloyd Cordova Declarador, the New Testament is connected to history – it’s an evidence that God exists through Jesus Christ deeds and miracles.
Now, here’s some contemporary historians that were living in the said time when Jesus was said to be preaching his “gospel.”
Philo-Judaeus, Justin of Tiberius, Arrian, Lucius Seneca, Dion Pruseus, Pliny the Elder, Pater Calus, Suetonius, Juvenal, Theon of Smyran, Martial, Phlegon, Persius, Pompon Mela, Plutarch, Quintus Curtius, Lucian, Apollonius, Pausanias, Valerius Flaccus, Quintilian, Forus Lucius, Lucanus, Phaedrus, Epictetus, Damis, Silius Italicus, Alulus Geuius, Statius, Ptolemy, Columella, Diochry Sostom, Hermogones, Lysias, Valerius Maxiimus, Cornelius, Titus Livius, Cluvius Rufus, Publius Petronius … who else?
Anyway, let me ask Mr. John Lloyd Cordova Declarador
Can you name me just one historian, other than the Bible that recorder this event as written in Matthew 27:51-53?
And lo the curtain of the temple is rent in two from above to the bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rocks are rent and the tombs were opened. And many bodies of the °reposing~ saints were roused and, coming out of the tombs after His rousing, they entered into the holy city and are disclosed to many…
Oh come on! The dead are walking in the streets of Jerusalem and the historians are silent?
I’m not really interested on Jesus coming out of his grave after 3 days, I’m interested on this episode of The Walking Dead. Here, according to Matthew, the dead came out of their grave and walked to Jerusalem (holy city) which on that time were occupied by Romans, yet no Roman historian or any writing in that matter (Yep, Romans were so good in writing their history) have chronicled the said strange event.
And what other miracles did Jesus preformed that entered the journals of Roman historians living in his times huh?
Can you give me at least 2 or 3 examples?
Remember, “Extra-ordinary claim requires extra-ordinary evidence.”
3. Bobby Cruz’s rant is very funny. It just gives me the idea that most Christians cannot even comprehend their own holy book or their god. According to this guy, God entered a medium… WHAT? The ALL POWERFULL, CREATOR OF THE UNIVERESE entered a medium? Hindi kaya sumabog yung Medium na yun? Biruin mo, pinasok ng diyos ang katawan nya. If Bobby here reads the Bible, he will noticed that God didn’t possessed anyone nor did he entered the body of a Medium. It is only those declared as evil spirits has the capacity to do so. In the Bible story of the Ark of the Covenant for example, God doesn’t even allow a mere touch on something that he was supposed to be inside – just a small touch will kill you and now he wants me to believe that a mere medium will be the vessel of the God of Israel? Besides, it is very clear that God hates mediums.
4. So do atheists like me hates the Bible?
No, I treat the Bible like how I treat other so-called “sacred scriptures:” a collection of myths, primitive ideas, legends and tall-tales that god-believers believe.
What is there to hate?
Until next time.
John the Atheist