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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    There do seem to be an aweful lot of people who call themselves "Christian" who have failed to learn the "tolerance" message, or even "other people who are different can stil be ok".
    I am a committed Christian, but i agree with what you say here.
    I know some christian people who seem to think that if you believe anything other than what they believe, you are a terrible person... this really annoys me!
    My personal oppinion- sure you dont believe what i believe in, and sure i dont necessarily "agree" with what you believe in, but that doesnt mean i shouldnt respect you for what you believe.
    For me respect is a big thing, even though we all have out own oppinions and beliefs, we should all still respect eachother, no matter what our beliefs are.

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    There do seem to be an aweful lot of people who call themselves "Christian" who have failed to learn the "tolerance" message, or even "other people who are different can stil be ok".
    Of course Christians or religious people don't have a monopoly to that attitude. I know plenty of atheist who are so intolerant of anything even vaguely religious that they could compete with the most passionate of religious extremists.

    Live and let live. As long as no one gets hurt, that is...

    Some people treat science as a religion, which I don't think is particularly wise and can in fact be quite harmful.

    Myself, I could say that nature is my god. And hearing examples of evolution in action just makes me marvel at how awesome nature is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I have a book with Aboriginal stories and some of them seem to describe dinosaur-like creatures. Just throwing it out there...
    I think megafauna like marsupial lions and other giant marsupials existed at the time that aborigines arrived in Australia although they did dissapear roughly around the same time. It is likely I would imagine that some of these mega fauna would have been incorporated into dreamtime stories and legends. I guess therer also could have been huge crocodiles and such, although I am not well versed on this. Crocodiles are certainly one of the oldest creatures on earth.

    Mammoths and the huge sabre tooth tigers existed in the time of humans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    IFor me respect is a big thing, even though we all have out own oppinions and beliefs, we should all still respect eachother, no matter what our beliefs are.
    I think this is important and sadly seems to be an ingredient that is often missing. We all have our beliefs and mine are always open to review depending on evidence as it arises and also personal experiences that may not always have satisfactory explanations.

    I think people can get very caught up in what they believe that sometimes it overrides common sense and tolerance. My mum had a group of women friends who used to meet for prayer meetings to rally round one of them who had cancer. Mum wasnt religious but was a good friend of this lady so always turned up as support.

    The woman died and mum continued to go as she enjoyed the company. Shortly after my father also died of cancer and mum was at her darkest. She was phoned up by one of these woman who told her that she had only been tolerated in the group because she was a close friend of the lady that had died and now she was gone she was no longer welcome. This at a time when mum had just lost her life partner. It sickened me to the core to think that these woman called themselves christians. One did ring up some months later and apologise profusely saying it had horrified her as well but she went along with it.

    No doubt this happens not just among christians, but really sometimes I think the human race needs to get a grip on what is important.

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    I have no doubt that domesticated dogs were around prior to the ice age. Domestication of animals pre exists agriculture by 1000's of years.
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