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Message 130 of 305 (168344)
12-15-2004 12:36 AM

Adminemooseus closed the thread ostensibly about dinos inthe bible though there are a number of important spin-off ideas that are well worth exploring.
With a flurry of posts all within an hour, occasioned by the one off-topic post and the thread was closed by Adminemooseus, who said, rather unperceptively, "I am going to take the wild guess that this topic is terminally off-topic, and/or has been resolved as best it is going to be."
Not a very perspicacious decision, given that the problem he was complaining about was in fact less than an hour old when he terminated it.
Retrojecting modern science's ideas about dinosaurs into the Hebrew bible is certainly misguided, but the evidence used to claim the right to do so is certainly interesting in itself, because we can see a common event when confronting biblical analysis, ie the reinterpretation of motifs when the original function is lost.
It is better to deal with those motifs to discover their real content rather than stifling the thread because the moderation wasn't keeping the thread on course.
Hey, folks, you're supposed to hack off thread derailments not close the thread.
Can this thread be fixed up and reopened please?

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Message 132 of 305 (168368)
12-15-2004 1:12 AM
Reply to: Message 131 by AdminJar
12-15-2004 12:46 AM

There is no talk of censoring a thread. If posts go off topic, they can be hacked off and put in a new thread. That way you get rid of the derailment allowing those who want to continue the thread to do so, and those interested in the derailment can continue that if desired.
Understanding the background, usage and implications of the numerous biblical terms such as tehom, tannym, rahab, leviathan, behemoth, etc., is useful for when people want to misuse them in the future, as in the case of those who want to make dinosaurs out of them.

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