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1 FemNaziBitch  Apr 7, 2014 8:35:56am

James B. Irwin, 61, Ex-Astronaut; Founded Religious Organization

James B Irwin, an astronaut who walked on the moon in 1971 and later founded an evangelical religious organization, died Thursday night at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colo. He was 61 years old and lived in Colorado Springs.

Colonel James Irwin: Creationist Astronaut

2 palmerskiss  Apr 7, 2014 11:04:01am

absolutely - thank you for this page kirel, will dovetail nicely with my report on the depth of racism within the creationist movement - i should have that finished tomorrow and i will link to this page also..

thank you again

3 sauceruney  Apr 7, 2014 11:59:55am

It’s like trying to use Apple’s Mavericks OS, armed only with an MS-DOS manual. Some things will sort of make sense. Some things will be impossible or nonsensical, and you won’t be able to do much very efficiently.

Anyone who figures out the TouchPad is a witch.

4 Political Atheist  Apr 7, 2014 12:20:08pm

I can go with harsher terms than cult. How about thieves? Hijackers? They stole the reputation of my religion in the name of fundamentalism and a puritan resistance to modernity. The same modernity that grants them the big voice-Internet, mega churches based on TV donations.

5 sauceruney  Apr 7, 2014 1:22:48pm

re: #4 Political Atheist

It’s maddening. Truly.

6 freetoken  Apr 7, 2014 2:55:13pm

Perhaps I am now too old and scarred from previous battles with creationists, but this short essay I think misses some key points.

Religions are built of cults. The cult, from the ancient Latin cultus, means worship. When groups of people “worship” together they form a cult. Though today the English word “cult” has a negative connotation, all religions are built of people who worship (in whatever form) together. There is no thing as a one-person religion, even if some may try to sell the idea when they need to prove they are different than others.

American Fundamentalist creationists are part of a social movement that is cutting across previously at-odds sects. It’s an attempt to escape modernity, and not coincidentally arose in parallel with the facets of modern life, such as the industrial revolution and then the information era.

7 No Country For Old Haters  Apr 7, 2014 6:05:22pm

This is how this whole Christian/Creationist thing looks to me

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