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lbhandli
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Message 16 of 18 (106)
01-24-2001 12:34 PM
Reply to: Message 15 by canonyz
01-24-2001 12:26 PM


quote:
Originally posted by canonyz:
Hello everyone,

Don't know if you were following the Biblical Creationism posts at Talk Origins (with Terry) but thought you might like to know how it went. I was posting under the alias anudei.

As of Terry's last post in that thread I was unable to post anything anywhere, including new threads. After a few days trying to get a word in, I gave up and left the place. Please tell me, if you know: Was it just me, or was I actually being cut off?

I must report that the subject of biblical reality regarding ancient ideas of the universe is not a popular discussion with either camp in this debate. I sense that it is an important one, however, for it underlies the entire construction of the creationist axe. Please tell me that I am not wasting my time attempting to draw attention to the fundamental assumptions erroneously drawn from this wonderful old text.


Why not post here Canon? I'm rather ignorant on the particular subject and it might end up a bit of a monologue, but it sounds interesting.

On the Terry thing--Terry is, to put it mildly, a bit of a kook. He frequently came into talk.origins and spouted ridiculous stuff on just about every subject, get caught in a lie or an untenable position and then disappeared until next time. When you try and discuss something with him, take his actions with a grain of salt. If you it bothers you too much, just ignore him.

Larry


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Percy
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Message 17 of 18 (108)
01-24-2001 5:31 PM
Reply to: Message 15 by canonyz
01-24-2001 12:26 PM


quote:
Originally posted by canonyz:
As of Terry's last post in that thread I was unable to post anything anywhere, including new threads. After a few days trying to get a word in, I gave up and left the place. Please tell me, if you know: Was it just me, or was I actually being cut off?

When you're banned you know it. You get a page that tells you that either the community manager or MSN has banned you.

I opened a community at MSN yesterday to act as a feeder site to this message board, and when I tried to visit it this morning it seemed as if MSN was down. And it's still down right now when I went there to refresh my memory of the "you're banned" page , or anyway I can't seem to get to it. So maybe MSN is experiencing some difficulties? Maybe the rolling blackouts out west are having an impact?

quote:
Originally posted by canonyz:
I must report that the subject of biblical reality regarding ancient ideas of the universe is not a popular discussion with either camp in this debate. I sense that it is an important one, however, for it underlies the entire construction of the creationist axe. Please tell me that I am not wasting my time attempting to draw attention to the fundamental assumptions erroneously drawn from this wonderful old text.

When I first started the club at Yahoo I began a daily monologue commenting on various things until things picked up. I think it would be a good idea to start a thread under Topical Discussion where you set forth your views on this topic, as you began to do once already. If people respond, great. If not, the next time you have some time post another installment. I think it would make a welcome addition here, and with each installment you could post a notice with a link to it at the Yahoo message board.

--Percy


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canonyz
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Message 18 of 18 (110)
01-25-2001 10:13 AM
Reply to: Message 17 by Percy
01-24-2001 5:31 PM


To Percipient and Ibhandli:

Gentlemen,

Thank you for your encouragement. I like your suggestions. I have much to learn before I will be proficient getting around in this new format, but it has advantages which I would like to exploit.

As for Terry and Talk Origins, I sometimes wonder if it is worth it, posting to that site. Terry certainly seems incorrigable, but perhaps there are others there who can benefit from what I offer. I must admit that I feel like a lone wolf at times. So far Terry has been the only one to answer my posts.

The biblical realities, as you may begin to suspect, lend little to no support for "scientific" creationism. Sometimes I wonder what would happen if I am successful in my little campaign. Would it be the end of all the fun?

At any rate, I will continue to grind my axe. Thanks again for your support.

------------------
cano


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