Poepol van die Week: Dr BIS van der Ventel

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Hands down this poepol, Dr BIS van der Ventel, wins our prestigious Poepol van die Week Award. He works at the Physics Department, at the University of Stellenbosch. Talk about batshit crazy and delusional. I always imagine that someone who writes shit like this must be drooling on themselves half the day. Another great example of how religion rots away healthy brains. How can the University of Stellenbosch employ this guy? It must be a huge embarrassment for them when people point this out.

Darwin and the lie of evolution

Dr B. I. S. van der Ventel
The year 2009 marked the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Darwin, and the
150th anniversary of the publication of his book: “On the origin of the species”.
The secular media with their undeniable anti-Christian agenda went to great
lengths to promote this event. Programmes such as National Geographic,
Discovery Channel, BBC Knowledge, etc… all featured documentaries analysing
Darwin’s theory and the impact it had on science and society. The question of
course is what must our attitude as Christians be towards this theory? In other
words, is it compatible with, or antagonistic towards, our Christian faith?
The basic premise of evolution is that all life on planet earth descended from a
common ancestor. Essentially it maintains that complex creatures evolved
naturally over an enormous amount of time from very primitive building blocks.
There are three reasons why the theory of evolution cannot be accepted by
Christians. Firstly, since it argues that life evolved over time without the aid of a
Creator, it is in direct contrast with the book of Genesis. In this first book of the
Bible it is very clear that God created the heavens and the earth. In Gen 1: 26 it
states that we humans are created in God’s image. The plant and animal
kingdoms were also created separately from Man. Secondly, if we can call into
question and compromise on the story of creation as outlined in the Bible, then
many other stories and events in the Bible may be questioned and made out to
be unscientific or implausible. This can clearly lead to a “domino effect” and
ultimately we can question the inerrancy and infallibility of the entire Bible as the
True and Eternal Word of God. Thirdly, if there is no need for a Creator, then
there is also no need for a plan of salvation, and this ultimately is an outright
attack on the personage of our Lord Jesus Christ and His redeeming work on the
cross. It is therefore very clear that the theory of evolution must be seen as being
antagonistic towards the core principles of our faith and should therefore be
actively opposed by Bible-believing Christians. Furthermore, the theory of
evolution causes many to turn their backs on God and therefore (in light of the
Great Commission) we are compelled to oppose this false teaching.
In the whole evolution versus creation debate, the secular media frequently
creates the impression that those who oppose the theory belong to the Dark
Ages and have no scientific foundation for their position. After all, many scientists
in the world accept or support evolution. Firstly, we as Christians must recall that
“Fools say to themselves, ‘There is no God’ ” (Ps. 14:1), “How clearly the sky
reveals God’s glory” (Ps. 19:1), “Ever since God created the world, his invisible
qualities, both his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen; they
are perceived in the things that God has made. So those people have no excuse
at all!” (Rom. 1:20) and “For what the world considers wisdom is nonsense in
God’s eyes” (1 Cor. 3: 19). The last passage especially illustrates that the Bible
has complete authority over any scientific textbook ever written by man. The
Apostle Paul writes in 2 Tim. 3:16 that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is
useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”. The
statements these scientists make concerning the origin of life must be tested
against what the Bible has to say. If it is found to contradict the Bible then it must
be rejected as lies. Secondly, it is a complete and utter fallacy to think that there
is no scientific evidence for creation or intelligent design. There is a wealth of
resources available to Christians on this topic. These include the website of
Creation Ministries International (http://creation.com), the DVD and book by Lee
Strobel, “The case for a Creator”, Kenneth Poppe’s “Exposing Darwinism’s
weakest link”, Kerby Anderson’s “A biblical point of view on Intelligent Design”
and many more. It is of course not possible to delve here into the creation versus
evolution debate in all its details, but here are a few facts for us to remember as
we are bombarded by messages from the secular media incorrectly glorifying the
theory of evolution.
1. The “Origin of Life” experiment by Stanley Miller, performed in 1953, has
been totally discredited. This experiment showed that if you combine
methane, ammonia, hydrogen and water vapour in a glass apparatus with
electrical sparks (to simulate lightning) then you can produce amino acids
which are the building blocks of life. At the time it was believed that these
gases constituted the atmosphere of the earth before life began. Note that
the assumption of an “old earth” (i.e. billions of years) is necessary for the
theory of evolution to work. This contradicts the biblical view that the earth
is but a few thousand years old. (See the insightful article “How old is the
earth according to the Bible?” at http://www.icr.org/article/1137/). This
experiment was hailed as the great triumph of evolutionary ideas since it
apparently showed that the building blocks of life can be formed without
the intervention of God. However, further research showed that the
assumption concerning the initial gases was incorrect. Within the
evolutionary framework it was found that carbon dioxide, nitrogen and
water vapour constituted the early atmosphere and these gasses cannot
produce amino acids. Evolutionists therefore run into a considerable
problem: their models for the initial composition of the earth’s atmosphere
does not allow for the formation of amino acids. To quote Lee Strobel:
“Materialistic explanations for the origin of life were deeply flawed.”
2. In his book Darwin proposed the “Tree of Life” which formed the basis of
his theory, namely that every species of animal and plant evolved from
some common ancestor over enormous periods of time. The key idea is
that evolution takes place in small steps with species at the upper levels of
the tree showing great diversity. However, the “missing links” required by
Darwin’s theory do not show up in the fossil record. This “Tree of Life”
concept is also totally refuted by the so-called “Cambrian Explosion”, a
geological event where the body plans for virtually every major animal
phyla appeared not gradually (as proposed by Darwin) but suddenly. Even
the secular scientific journal New Scientist recently published an article
called “Axing Darwin’s tree” wherein the notion of a “Tree of Life” is
disputed. Note that these are non-Christian scientists who have to
concede that current scientific evidence does not point to a “Tree of Life”
as proposed by Darwin.
3. The Biosphere2 experiment showed that even under perfectly controlled
laboratory conditions it is not possible to sustain life. In contrast, planet
earth has an extraordinary, complex and elaborate self-sustaining ecosystem
which could not have occurred by chance.
4. Physics has shown that there are a number of so-called physical
constants which must have very precise and specific values for life to
occur. For example, without gravity there would be no stars and planets.
Without the strong nuclear force there would be no atoms and hence no
chemical reactions, and ultimately no life. The physical constants
associated with these physical phenomena are finely tuned and have
exactly the right values for life to exist. Is this purely chance?
These are just a few examples, but there are many more. In the academic and
scientific environments Christians experience tremendous adversity and
discrimination if they air their opposition to the theory of evolution. Secular
scientific journals do not allow articles to be published which seek to offer
scientific evidence that point to the Creator. It is for this reason that a group of
Bible-believing and committed Christians, who are also scientists, came together
to start the excellent magazine called Creation, published by Creation Ministries
International. This magazine offers countless examples of the failure of the
theory of evolution and the vast scientific evidence for a Creator. The articles are
written in a clear and concise manner and will appeal to scientists and lay-people
alike. The scientists who contribute to this magazine travel the world giving
lectures on the scientific truths of the Bible. They present scientific evidence for
the Genesis story of creation and the flood, amongst other things. The key point
to note here is that they present scientific evidence. This is in stark contrast to
the secular media who always creates the impression that the Bible is an
outdated book and should be discarded in the light of scientific discoveries. Once
again, a complete and utter lie! Creation also has a section called “Creation for
Kids” where the biblical story of creation and all its implications are explained to
children. This is especially important as our children are under severe attack from
the forces of Satan. In the May 2009 edition of Joy! magazine it was reported that
the government is investing millions of rands into the promotion of evolution at
school level. This is just another way in which God and the Bible is removed from
our schools and education system.
The whole evolution versus creation debate must be seen against the backdrop
of a much larger battle waging between God and Satan for the souls of men and
women. The secular media wants to portray the Devil as cool and a nice guy (for
example the series “Reaper” on M-Net), but the Bible describes him as a roaring
lion looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8). The theory of evolution is just
one of the many ways in which the Devil wants to attack the personage of our
Lord Jesus Christ, in order to turn us away from His redeeming work on the
cross.
When we as Christians are faced with the evolution versus creation debate we
need no longer step back. No! Let us, from a human point of view call on the vast
scientific evidence in support of creation, and from a spiritual point of view call on
the infallible, inerrant Word of God which states: “In the beginning God created
the heaven and the earth.” (Gen 1:1)

Poepol of the Week: Carolyn from The Bubbling Well

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Nominated by Malherbe: here is how he lays it out:

Another example of someone ripping off the weak and simple-minded. This woman is educated and got a business degree at UCT – she is now coining in by parasiting on others using (I suppose) business principles. Below, an excerpt from the add forwarded to me – makes one sick. The RSA Consumer Act prevents me from making false claims on a product. How come these arseholes get away with it? Check out her website if in need of a good laugh. (http://bubblingwell.co.za/) I would like to propose Carolyne as Poepol of the Week.

Carolyn The BUBBLINGWELL presents

MEDIUMSHIP, SPIRIT AND OPENING TO CHANNEL

-EXPERIENCE SPIRIT-
-SEE INTO THE HIGHER DIMENSIONS-
-LISTEN DEEPER-
-CONNECT-
-DEEPEN TRUST-
-OPEN YOUR MIND-
-HEAR THE VOICE OF SPIRIT-
SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 2011

10h00 – 14h00

R700 Per person

CAROLYN will present a combination of theory, video and channeled curriculum to enable you to connect with your Higher Self and Spirit World.

Spirit theory:

Spiritism and the nature of Spirit
Theory of manifestations
The means of communicating with the invisible world
The development of Mediumship
Create an evolutionary leap and learn to channel. Raise your vibration , sense, see or hear into the Higher realms and consciously bring through messages.

Practical tools and exercises demonstrated and taught

From her website:

ABSENT HEALING

Absent healing is prayer plus direct intercession through attunement with the Spirit Healing Guides who administer the healing directives. Absent healing is spirit science involving processes. It is a powerful and effective method of healing the sick, in spite of its intangibility. Absent healing is very real and just as effective as contact healing. Studies of the results of absent healing prove this to be the case. Absent healing can, in fact be the more effective method.

Absent healing is a thought process and Spiritualists acknowledge that all spiritual healing is Divine, and he/she prays to God and believes that there are intermediaries in Spirit Life who act as healing agents, and with whom the healer can establish a state of ATTUNEMENT. This involves the ability of a medium to be receptive to Spirit thoughts, and for the Spirit personality to be able to receive thoughts from the medium.”

Holy fucking sheep shit. This chick is bat-shit crazy! But she must also be raking in the money from the helpless and desperate and gullible. Ker-ching $$$$$$$$$$$. Bat-shit crazy delusional none the less.

Congratulations Carolyn. You deserve your award. I would love to know where you read about all these studies you talk about on your website that “proves” your voodoo magic works. Please enlighten us and send us the reports or links to them.

There is Facbook in heaven. I don’t think hell has it yet.

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by McBrolloks

Last week a friend of mine died. He dropped dead next to a lake. Just like that. In Nigeria. One day before he was going home to visit his family and friends. The suspected cause of death was heart failure.

The poor kid was in his 30’s. He wasn’t obese. He worked very hard and had achieved a very high level in his profession. Now he is gone. But not when you go to his Facebook page.

Relatives and friends have been posting there for him as if he has just moved on to another country. They know he is dead. He comes from a nice family, but like most of our poor volkie, they are god fearing people. They are 100% sure he is in heaven now, talking to god. They even have messages for god, that he has to relay on their behalf, to the “big guy” as one of them puts it. Then there are others who are quite upset that his daily fortune cookie still gets delivered to him everyday and they have to read it and see it pop up on their home page. One friend even said he contacted him and his wife, and told them god told him to get his affairs in order. They were glad they had the chance to “forgive” him for something he did to them a long time ago, so they are sure that he is in heaven now, also with a message to god for him to relay on their behalf. Another chick told him to tell god to look after him very well. The past post was 6 hours ago. They are still conversing with him on Facebook. Wishing him peace, a good time in heaven, to say hi to god, to put in a good word for them, yada yada yada……… Another one is the old favorite: “It was god’s will.” God is a sick cunt if that was his will.

I deleted him as a friend today. I don’t think for a minute he is reading his facebook page up there in heaven. Oh, wait…… I don’t even believe in heaven. Or hell. There is no fucking way I am going to read his fortune cookie for the next decade everyday. I fucking hated that stupid app. anyway, and there was no way to stop it except for deleting him as a friend. Silver lining.

Anyway, my bud is dead now. His family probably has no idea that their little angel was no angel. He was a very good guy, with a very good heart, never hurt anybody, but he was one crazy fucking party animal. Bachelor and very naughty. I can speculate on what gave him heart failure. But that would not be cool. He lived a good life, enjoyed it, and was good to other people. He made everybody laugh, and he really cared about others. He also worked very hard all his life.

So bud, sorry I deleted you as a Facebook friend, but I know you don’t give a shit. I just couldn’t stomach your other friends using it as a hotline to god. And those fucking fortune cookies, man!!!!!!!!

 

But isn’t it amazing how heaven keeps up with the latest advances in technology? If yo told Abraham he would have Facebook in heaven, he would have had you stoned as a heretic. I haven’t checked, but god must have a lot of friends on Facebook. Jesus too. I wonder if they have more than mohammed, or satan.

So good news for you fundies out there. You can still get your Facebook messages in heaven. But please, for fucks sake, delete all the stupid apps. that runs everyday. And those fucking games. We don’t care if you just fucked a goat in Farmville.

Who’s gods are the strongest? We will know in less than 24 hours from now!

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Sri Lanka and India are about to meet in the Cricket World Cup final.

Who has the strongest gods? Just about every fan is praying for their team to be victorious on this monumental day.

India has the gods of Islam and all the Hindu gods on their team. Sri Lanka is mostly Buddhist.

Tomorrow we will know which gods have the most power. The gods of the christians had their arses handed to them in this world cup. Jesus, the father and their holy ghost couldn’t get a spot in the final of one of the worlds most popular sports.

This time it seems like the gods from the sub continent are stepping up in total dominance, with only each other left to compete with. Whoever wins tomorrow will have bragging rights for another 4 years, and so will their gods.

I for one am really looking forward to this match. I have always wondered if Buddha will kick Mohammed and Brahman’s arses. Tomorrow I will know. It is a tough task, but the world will be watching.

Personally, I favor India. But I did back Sri Lanka heavily in 1996 to win, and they did. I also won a bit of scratch. What a team they had back then.

But hey, they have a great team today too. Underdogs with some real dynamite. If Sri Lanka has to bat first, they better score a lot of runs. If India bats first, they will score a lot of runs. It is going to be a great final.

India has the better team. Tendulkar on form, Sign bowling like a world champ, and Dhoni, who is not a bad captain at all. The guy learns from his mistakes. Unlike the South African captain who does not seem to be able to find the working parts of his brain on a regular basis.

Expect a strong spiritual presence tomorrow at the final. All the gods will be there. They know how important this match is for their believers. The prayers have been flooding their realms for weeks now.

Enjoy the game folks!!!!

Graeme Smith talks about ODI Cricket on the following topics:

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Graeme Smith talks about ODI Cricket on the following topics:

How to “take it on the chin…” (Whatever that means???)

Chokers? No we are not. We just have lots of bad luck.

How to celebrate winning a game even if you still need 100 more runs

How to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

Killer instinct? It’s just a myth

How to choke with dignity

How denial can help you too

How to be a captain without ever using your brain

How to be a captain if you don’t have much of a brain

Strategy? Who needs it?