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Eric on Drew Mariani Today

Posted by Eric (September 7, 2006 at 2:55 pm)

Hertz Radio SetFriends, I’m scheduled to be on the Drew Mariani Show today on Relevant Radio, discussing the Pro-Life Action League’s upcoming conference, “Contraception Is Not the Answer”, to be held Sept. 22-23. I’ll be the first guest on the program; I should be on starting at about 3:00 p.m. Central Time.

You can listen live online or tune into the Relevant Radio station in your area.

Update: Well, I wasn’t on for as long as I would have liked; I was all psyched to take calls and the lot. But I’m not going to shake a stick at a free 10-minute advertisement for the conference. Thanks, Drew!

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5 Responses to “Eric on Drew Mariani Today”

  1. Karen says:

    How wonderful, Eric… I’m very proud of you! Thank God for people like you who have the guts to publicly condemn the culture of selfishness and death.

    I’m sorry that I missed it.

    Comment posted September 9th, 2006 at 10:34 am
  2. Michael H says:

    I find it hard to believe that any adult, rational person would or could, actually listen to and take seriously the drivel put forth by Drew Mariani and his organization. I had the distinct displeasure of listening to one of his “insightful” commentaries on evolution aired this evening (11/10). It is a shame that people like Drew may influence young minds into thinking that life in the universe started in the ‘”Garden of Eden” etc. etc. and that a serpent caused Eve to “Sin” forever damning humans to mortal existence.One caller asked Drew that IF the biblical story of creation is correct, how do we account for the differences in race and body structure across the planet. Drews response was absolutely laughable. There were comments made that, yes, in fact,women do have an extra rib, ahah! so Genesis must be right. On the question of how races develop if Adam and Eve were (of course) white, Drew and his guests were unable to explain that little bit of biology. First, men and women have the same number of ribs. If Adam lost one to make Eve, he miraculously grew a new one to make up for it. Second, the question of race raised by an obviously religiously befuddled woman was a good one and one that can’t be answered by not referencing the evolutionary forces that bring about racial differences and species development. I have three degrees in the biomedical sciences and it’s no wonder our children consistently score embarassingly low on aptitude test compared with many countries in the developed world when, in the US of all places, we are actually debating whether we should be teaching evolutionary biology and population genetics in school. It’s simply criminal.

    One simply has to look at all living things. All of us have DNA in our cells that act as the blueprint for our phenotypic appearance. DNAs differ across species but the fundamental mechanisms of how DNA works and transcribes itself are fundamentally the same. There is abundant proof (a word the theologically oriented do not like) of the fact that the lineage of living things can be traced via this DNA. Apes can be compared with humans, for instance, showing around 97% similarity in genetic makeup. Many of the apes are related to us—it’s clear even by looking at the phenotype i.e. their outward appearance, in addition to genotypically (their genetic make-up).It’s quite obvious that apes look a LOT like us and have many human characteristics. That can’t be said of a comparison of say a house cat to a human. Both contain DNA which is responsible for both to reproduce and live but humans and cats diverged in evolutionary terms much earlier than apes and humans. It is impossible, in so short a space to discuss all the aspects of biology and evolutionary biology. My major objection to Drew and other like him, particularly, the Catholic church, is their insistence on spreading their religeous dogma as scientific fact when it (the Bible in this context) is largely allegorical.

    Religion is a very private matter in my mind, like sexuality. The Catholics can’t seem to be content with practicing their brand but rather have to try to push their views into the political arena education etc. If Drew and others want to remain living in the intellectual dark ages, that’s fine. They should keep it to themselves and pray to their God as often and how they want. It is quite another thing to poison the minds of our children with such nonsense.

    All we have to do is look at the world and the destructive force of ignorance and religious orthodoxy. One can do anything in the name of God and as we see in the Iraq and the middle east, religious fanaticism leads nowhere but to chaos and destruction. It’s 2006 folks. Let’s get our heads out of our butts and face reality for a change rather than always attributing good or bad to some mystical powers operating outside our realm. Some believe in Allah, some in Christ, some in Buddah, some in Jehovah etc. So be it. These are all attempts by man to make sense of a marvelously complicated and beautiful place we inhabit. None are more right than the other and the existence or non-existence of God is not what we should be dwelling on. It’s irrelevant. What humans need, desperately, is to embrace the wonder of life, rejoice in our good fortune to live in place of abundance, with friends, family and loved ones. Accept our differences and celebrate them.

    Good or evil comes soley from us. Not “God”, the Devil etc. Saddam, Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot. These were men—MEN. Seriously flawed men, yes, but men. The “Devil” didn’t possess them to do their evil deeds. These men suffer the shortcoming of all men. Egotistical, ruthless, sociopathic etc. THEY are to blame and are responsible for thier own actions. If we continue to believe in fairy tales we are doomed.

    Comment posted November 10th, 2006 at 7:06 pm
  3. Eric says:

    Michael writes: “Religion is a very private matter in my mind, like sexuality. The Catholics can’t seem to be content with practicing their brand but rather have to try to push their views into the political arena education etc.”

    Okay, so let’s see if I’ve got this straight. Religion is what you say it is and religious people ought to confine themselves to acting in the way you say they ought. Who’s pushing ideas on whom again?

    Anyway, Michael, Drew Mariani does not speak for the Catholic Church, which places no obstacle before adherence to the theory of evolution. In fact, Benedict XVI writes brilliantly on the subject in his little book In the Beginning (page through to the first few pages of text to see what I mean).

    Comment posted November 15th, 2006 at 12:51 pm
  4. sparky. says:

    Personally I think the porno spammer makes more sense than your reply to the reasonable comment or Drew Mariani. Drew Mariani’s positions defy logic – even more than faith, going so far as to defend the church’s sinful defense of fascism in Franco Italy and going so far as to call the war in Iraq just which most the pope certainly does not.

    Mariani is a conservative catholic relativist. By that I mean he is catholic relative to how he can fit it into his conservative earthly framework of how he views God. It’s quite sad.

    Comment posted October 12th, 2007 at 11:47 am
  5. Angela Schmitz says:

    Hey Sparky, My but you’re bright. Must be from all the porn you’ve been absorbing.That makes sense. Think about it.

    me I believe in God the Father Allmighty, Creator of heaven and earth and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord who was conceived by the Power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He arose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Does this give you enough to think about. To find out read the new testament in the bible and include Genesis and all the judges. Then send in another comment and cut out the porn. A friend 88

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