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The God Said Pitch

Pitch Type:  Religious 

The God Said Pitch is an argument containing what God said in the premises.

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Albert Mohler    President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Given the human tendency toward inconsistency, there are people who will say they hold both positions. But you cannot coherently affirm the Christian-truth claim and the dominant model of evolutionary theory at the same time. Personally, I am a young-Earth creationist. I believe the Bible is adequately clear about how God created the world, and that its most natural reading points to a six-day creation that included not just the animal and plant species but the earth itself.

Kurt Wise    Paleontologist, Theologian
I also believe science is such that these are theories of humans, so if it’s a choice between God’s clear word and humans’ reason, then I’m going to take God’s word over it. That’s why I am a young-age creationist as opposed to an old-age creationist.

Albert Mohler    President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
[The reason I am a young-age creationist as opposed to an old-age creationist is that] I have to come to the Scriptures -- and in particular the first 11 chapters of the Book of Genesis -- and try to figure out why I should interpret those 11 chapters differently than I would interpret any other passage of Scripture.

Albert Mohler    President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Given the human tendency toward inconsistency, there are people who will say they hold both positions. But you cannot coherently affirm the Christian-truth claim and the dominant model of evolutionary theory at the same time. Personally, I am a young-Earth creationist. I believe the Bible is adequately clear about how God created the world, and that its most natural reading points to a six-day creation that included not just the animal and plant species but the earth itself.

Charles Hesse    WordAlone Board Member
[The Bible] speaks clearly and emphatically against this lifestyle. ... First and foremost, there is no genetic basis for "same-sex attraction disorder" (SSAD). Genetics is a complicated issue, with many possible inherited predisposing factors for a personality type that could be vulnerable to the development of SSAD. It has been shown in many studies that environmental influences acting on the "vulnerable" individual can lead to confusion and eventual adoption of a homosexual lifestyle.

The Catholic Church    Largest Christian Church
Everyone has the duty to lead his or her life in accordance with God's plan. That life is entrusted to the individual as a good that must bear fruit already here on earth, but that finds its full perfection only in eternal life. Intentionally causing one's own death, or suicide, is therefore equally as wrong as murder; such an action on the part of a person is to be considered as a rejection of God's sovereignty and loving plan.

The Catholic Church    Largest Christian Church
We reject forcefully and with absolute conviction any type of euthanasia, understood as a recourse to actions or omissions with which one intends to procure the death of a person for the purpose of sparing him suffering and pain. ... Those who believe in God and in eternal life well know that death, the consequence of the sin of man, despite its human drama, must also be the door to their definitive and eternal union with God, Creator and Father.

The Catholic Church    Largest Christian Church
Prostitution does injury to the dignity of the person who engages in it, reducing the person to an instrument of sexual pleasure. The one who pays sins gravely against himself: he violates the chastity to which his Baptism pledged him and defiles his body, the temple of the Holy Spirit. Prostitution is a social scourge.

Sarah Palin    Former Governor of Alaska (Republican)
Our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God, that what we have to make sure what we’re praying for, [is] that there is a plan and that plan is God’s plan. [editors note: the comments caused a media stir, and in a later interview Palin talked about what she really meant]

Adolf Hitler    Leader of Nazi Party
What we must fight for is to safeguard the existence and reproduction of our race and our people, the sustenance of our children and the purity of our blood, the freedom and independence of the fatherland, so that our people may mature for the fulfillment of the mission allotted it by the creator of the universe.

Osama Bin Laden    Former Leader of Al Qaeda
...we are fulfilling a duty which God, Praise and Glory be to Him, decreed for us. We look upon those heroes, those men who undertook to kill the American occupiers in Riyadh and Khobar (Dhahran).

Mohammed Yusuf    Islamic Militant, Nigeria
[Western-style education] spoils the belief in one god. ... There are prominent Islamic preachers who have seen and understood that the present Western-style education is mixed with issues that run contrary to our beliefs in Islam. Like rain. We believe it is a creation of god rather than an evaporation caused by the sun that condenses and becomes rain. Like saying the world is a sphere. If it runs contrary to the teachings of Allah, we reject it. We also reject the theory of Darwinism.

The Catholic Church    Largest Christian Church
That the earth is neither the center of the world nor motionless but moves even with diurnal motion is philosophically equally absurd and false, and theologically at least erroneous in the Faith.

Osama Bin Laden    Former Leader of Al Qaeda
The US today as a result of the arrogant atmosphere has set a double standard, calling whoever goes against its injustice a terrorist. It wants to occupy our countries, steal our resources, impose on us agents to rule us based not on what God has revealed and wants us to agree on all these. If we refuse to do so, it will say you are terrorists. ... The US does not consider it a terrorist act to throw atomic bombs [killing] women, children and elderly people [...] in Japan.

The Catholic Church    Largest Christian Church
In the Catholic perspective, neo-Darwinians who adduce random genetic variation and natural selection as evidence that the process of evolution is absolutely unguided are straying beyond what can be demonstrated by science. Divine causality can be active in a process that is both contingent and guided. Any evolutionary mechanism that is contingent can only be contingent because God made it so.

The Catholic Church    Largest Christian Church
The Church teaches that every spiritual soul is created immediately by God - it is not "produced" by the parents - and also that it is immortal: it does not perish when it separates from the body at death, and it will be reunited with the body at the final Resurrection.

The Catholic Church    Largest Christian Church
Each man receives his eternal retribution in his immortal soul at the very moment of his death, in a particular judgment that refers his life to Christ: either entrance into the blessedness of heaven-through a purification or immediately, or immediate and everlasting damnation.

Andrew Stark    Politics Professor
But how desirable would cryonics or immortality in tiny steps be, even if they were possible? ... A human being of our vintage who finds himself digitized might no longer experience migraines or back pain, but he would encounter the kind of ache that comes from longing unfulfilled. This is quite a different scenario from religious resurrection, which promises a freedom from desire -- one of the essential components, sources say, of eternal bliss.

Phillip Johnson    Law Professor
Although I insist that God has always had the power to intervene directly in nature to create new forms, I am willing to be persuaded that He chose not to do so and instead employed secondary natural causes like random mutation and natural selection.

Albert Mohler    President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
President Bush rightly characterized these murders as "evil, despicable acts of terror." We must call evil by its proper name and refuse to slander the victims by ascribing rationality to the terrorists' cause. These murderers were driven by an irrational rage... ..."sin" is an indispensable explanation. These acts of terror were not merely attacks upon individuals [but] attacks upon God's dignity, God's creatures, God's law, and God's glory.

The Catholic Church    Largest Christian Church
The eighth commandment forbids misrepresenting the truth in our relations with others. This moral prescription flows from the vocation of the holy people to bear witness to their God who is the truth and wills the truth. Offenses against the truth express by word or deed a refusal to commit oneself to moral uprightness: they are fundamental infidelities to God and, in this sense, they undermine the foundations of the covenant.

Albert Mohler    President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
The Christian tradition understands truth as established by God and revealed through the self-revelation of God in Scripture. Truth is eternal, fixed, and universal. Our responsibility is to order our minds in accordance with God’s revealed truth and to bear witness to this truth. We serve a Savior who identified himself as “the Way, the Truth, and the Life” and called for belief.

The Catholic Church    Largest Christian Church
Polygamy is not in accord with the moral law. [Conjugal] communion is radically contradicted by polygamy; this, in fact, directly negates the plan of God which was revealed from the beginning, because it is contrary to the equal personal dignity of men and women who in matrimony give themselves with a love that is total and therefore unique and exclusive.

The Catholic Church    Largest Christian Church
The intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state has been established by the Creator and endowed by him with its own proper laws. ... God himself is the author of marriage.

Old Testament    Bible for Jews and Christians
Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.