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Message 431 of 479 (571355)
07-31-2010 1:19 PM
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07-31-2010 1:02 PM


Re: SOURCE vs Content
Straggler writes:
This is a bit of a side issue - and I am not even sure I disagree with you on this - but I am intrigued to know how you think someone who thinks they are being honest can be dishonest? Does it ultimately boil down to being dishonest with oneself?
Ever been around kids, see how they can get into The Game, to the point that at least for awhile, they are the character?
Then there are also the ones that lie to themselves so often they can no longer tell fact from fantasy.
Straggler writes:
So if someone had some sort of emotional need to believe in the actual existence of Middle Earth hobbits you would consider it rational and reasonable for them to believe in the actual existence of Middle Earth hobbits?
Sure, or other reasons.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 434 of 479 (571363)
07-31-2010 1:46 PM
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07-31-2010 1:44 PM


Re: SOURCE vs Content
For them, it might well be reasonable and rational. I would need to know what led them to that conclusion.
Are they wrong, deluded? Almost certainly.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 439 of 479 (571400)
07-31-2010 3:30 PM
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07-31-2010 3:20 PM


Re: SOURCE vs Content
Have you read what I have written?
Both can be wrong, deluded and still be reasonable and logical based on what they see as the evidence.
Reasonable and logical are unrelated to being correct or being deluded.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 442 of 479 (571403)
07-31-2010 3:43 PM
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07-31-2010 3:38 PM


Re: SOURCE vs Content
Straggler writes:
But wouldn't this also apply to our believer in the existence of Middle Earth hobbits? Or do you think that there is a significant difference between the two examples?
HUH?
What did I say the last time you asked that question?

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 466 of 479 (571656)
08-01-2010 7:20 PM
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08-01-2010 7:04 PM


Re: SOURCE vs Content
Straggler writes:
So how exactly does the Lord of the Rings text differ, in terms of being a valid form of evidence, to the bible?
No idea.
AbE:
That's not quite true.
Looking at those two examples there are several very definite differences. The Lord of the Rings is actually a specific tome, written by one author, but there is no such thing as "The Bible", it was written by many unknown authors, then redacted by many unknown redactors, then edited by yet more unknown editors and the contents decided by an unknown number of committees made up of unknown numbers of unknown members.
Edited by jar, : add some differences.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 468 of 479 (571659)
08-01-2010 7:42 PM
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08-01-2010 7:35 PM


Re: SOURCE vs Content
Possibly.
Edited by jar, : change wording

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 470 of 479 (571661)
08-01-2010 7:59 PM
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08-01-2010 7:54 PM


Re: SOURCE vs Content
Fear I can't help you any more than I have. Sorry.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 473 of 479 (571666)
08-01-2010 8:19 PM
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08-01-2010 8:09 PM


Re: SOURCE vs Content
Or more deluded or deluded at all.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Message 476 of 479 (571669)
08-01-2010 8:29 PM
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08-01-2010 8:21 PM


Re: SOURCE vs Content
No idea. Does it matter?

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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