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An ID and creationist underground resource: www.reddit.com/r/creation

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Are you an ID proponent, a creationist, a recovering Darwinist wanting to fellowship with your fellow outcasts from the church of Darwin? For the creationists at UD wanting more than just ID but some undiluted creationism with not as much theology and solicitation for money, www.reddit.com/r/creation might be for you.

One of UD’s own, JoeCoder, is a moderator there, and he can sign you up if you are sympathetic to ID. This is a private chat room for now, so you won’t have to worry about getting jumped by DarBots. That’s why JoeCoder restricts participation.

Many of my recent UD posts were inspired by what JoeCoder posts privately there. I’m mentioning his work because he has supported UD with a steady stream of data that has helped UD news reporting. This is my expression of thanks to him for all he has done for UD, and he should get very much credit for so much of the breaking news I’ve published at UD.

Visit:
http://www.reddit.com/r/creation

Here are the two major topics discussed:

This is a place for proponents of creation and intelligent design to discuss news, science, and philosophy as they relate to those worldviews.

Creationism is a belief system which postulates that the universe, Earth, and life were deliberately created by God. It encompasses a spectrum of beliefs on issues such as the age of the Earth, biological evolution, and the extent to which natural processes were involved with the development of the cosmos.

Intelligent Design (ID) Holds that some features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause and not undirected processes. It differs from creationism in that it’s an attempt to detect design through scientific inquiry alone and is not based on any religious texts. Some ID proponents accept common descent while others reject it.

9 Replies to “An ID and creationist underground resource: www.reddit.com/r/creation

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    JoeCoder says:

    Thanks for the promotion Sal.

    I feel like we’re not nearly as big as important as what you make us out to be. Uncommon Descent certainly has more big names and experts passing through, but I do like reddit’s format of allowing anyone to post, posts and comments sorted by votes, and threaded comments.

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    Robert Byers says:

    I tried to join but unsure if i did or how.
    Any help?

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    Mung says:

    Creationism is a belief system which postulates that the universe, Earth, and life were deliberately created by God.

    By that definition many of us (most of us?) are creationists.

    What many of us are not is Young Earth Creationists.

    Personally I’d love to see Salvador go off and create his own YEC blog and leave ID to the ID’ists.

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    Mung says:

    Creationism is a belief system which postulates that the universe, Earth, and life were deliberately

    created by God.

    By that definition many of us (most of us?) are creationists.

    What many of us are not is Young Earth Creationists.

    Personally I’d love to see Salvador go off and create his own YEC blog and leave ID to the ID’ists.

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    Mung says:

    Creationism is a belief system which postulates that the universe, Earth, and life were deliberately created by God.

    By that definition many of us (most of us?) are creationists.

    What many of us are not is Young Earth Creationists.

    Personally I’d love to see Salvador go off and create his own YEC blog and leave ID to the ID’ists.

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    Querius says:

    Oh great, Mung.

    We’d have separate blogs for Young Earth Creationists, Old Earth Creationists, Middle Earth Creationists, Intelligent Designers, Not-So-Intelligent Designers, Scoffing and Vituperation, Moran Vituperation, Arrogant Browbeating and Puffery, and Sniping and Trolling.

    And probably more. 😉

    -Q

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    Mung says:

    A blog that does not delete dissenting opinions while masquerading under the name Uncommon Descent?

    A blog that does not delete dissenting opinions while claiming to serve The Intelligent Design Community?

    Yeah.

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    Mung says:

    Salvador does not tolerate dissent. How weird is that!?

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    Barb says:

    Querius, “Scoffing and Vituperation, Moran Vituperation, Arrogant Browbeating and Puffery, and Sniping and Trolling.”

    That sounds like Reddit.

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