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Theodoric
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Message 121 of 128 (550301)
03-14-2010 2:41 PM
Reply to: Message 84 by Pauline
03-12-2010 8:16 PM


Bible unique? hah
The Bible's uniqueness both in content and structure speaks for itself to the ready reader.

BS

The bible and Jesus can be shown very clearly to have elements very closely related to other religions and beliefs.

I suggest you do some research on Zoroastrianism, and the Greek mystery cults for a start. If you would like to go a bit further back, I can point you to some creation stories similar to genesis that date to an early period than the writing of genesis.

Jesus wasn't the first figure to have a story of resurrection 3 days after his supposed death. Can you tell me who this figure is?

That is if you really want to learn anything.

Edited by Theodoric, : subtitle


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts
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Theodoric
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Message 122 of 128 (550302)
03-14-2010 2:45 PM
Reply to: Message 89 by Buzsaw
03-13-2010 8:42 AM


Re: Jesus's Divinity
Doesn't son of God qualify for divinity?

That is more of a Paulist thing. Also probably an adulteration of the Son of Man mystery cults that kind of melded together to form the primordial christianity.


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts
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Pauline
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Message 123 of 128 (550331)
03-14-2010 8:27 PM
Reply to: Message 121 by Theodoric
03-14-2010 2:41 PM


Re: Bible unique? hah
Theodoric writes:

What right do you have to use such an offensive term about handicapped people. Do you use the words nigger, slope and spic too?
I have a developmentally disabled son, the term retard is a term of bias, prejudice and hate.

Why am I not surprised. A typical self-righteous christian.

Sincere apologies. I plead for my word to be taken as honest, I had none of those three intentions. I guess its a matter trivialization. (I didn't invent it) But that's no excuse, I'm really sorry.

Jesus wasn't the first figure to have a story of resurrection 3 days after his supposed death. Can you tell me who this figure is?

There is a similar story in the Bible. That of Jonah's. But if your refer to something else, I'd want to know it.

Edited by Dr. Sing, : No reason given.

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Theodoric
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Message 124 of 128 (550338)
03-14-2010 9:22 PM
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03-14-2010 8:27 PM


Re: Bible unique? hah
Adonis, Dionysus

You might want to look up Osiris and Tammuz too.


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts
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Message 125 of 128 (550340)
03-14-2010 9:51 PM
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03-13-2010 6:08 PM


Accuracy and Evidence take a backseat to whatever Dr. Sing imagines
Problem is, Buz, they don't even realize they have a soul. They'd want to physically behold it to know for sure

What's a soul? Is that like Mo-town or something?

C.S. Lewis once said, "you don't have a soul, you are a soul."

How does that concept sit with your theology?

When people disconnect themselves with their spiritual inner man, they become too acquainted with the material man.... And within such a worldview, life is pre-occupied with accuracy, numbers, and evidence (among other things)

Wow, what a bunch of assholes!!! Imagine the audacity of being preoccupied with such trivial things like accuracy and evidence!

souls and spirits belong in fairly tales

No, sometimes they're in cartoons too.

No matter how logical and authentic an argument is provided, it will be bushed off as inaccurate or irrelevant to their worldview.

I have to admit, this all sounds very logical. I'm just wondering what this soul and spirit you are referring to is. Can you enlighten the material men?


"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." -- Charlton Heston
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Pauline
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Message 126 of 128 (550342)
03-14-2010 10:42 PM
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03-14-2010 9:22 PM


Re: Bible unique? hah
I looked them up, Theodoric.

Not one compares in uniqueness with the Bible. I could tell that those were made up but the Bible wasn't.

Hi Hyroglyphyx;

C.S. Lewis once said, "you don't have a soul, you are a soul."

How does that concept sit with your theology?

You are a soul as in it's the essence of who you are? That does agree with my theology. According to it, the physical body is just a dwelling place for the real inner man--the soul.

Wow, what a bunch of assholes!!! Imagine the audacity of being preoccupied with such trivial things like accuracy and evidence!

It depends on how you take it, hyroglyphyx. You have to ask yourself what defines who you are....for me, the condition of my soul defines who I am. Accuracy, evidence, numbers, theories, and facts are all surely a part of life. Definitly important. But they don't define people's lives....

If a statistical study is accurate, both numerically and ideologically, then great. ....But how does that influence how I spend my day? my life? Surely life doesn't revolve around numbers and facts all the time?

No, sometimes they're in cartoons too.

Hmm, yes. I found that picture funny.

Have you ever felt peace? You know, when it all seems good and calm, and pleasing.....how do you explain the emotion of peace? Why do we feel peace? Why don't we? Where is its origin? What are its effects? Why is present in humans and not animals or plants? Or is it?

I have to admit, this all sounds very logical. I'm just wondering what this soul and spirit you are referring to is. Can you enlighten the material men?

Oh C'mon Hyro, why would you admit this to sound logical.....its okay for me to sound absolutely absurd, be happy its me and not you..... If there's one person who's messed up, its me.....you're good, right?

A soul is God-given, eternal, conscious awareness of self.
Unlike the body, the soul is death-defying.
It can communicate with God.
It is the source and seat of abstract emotions
It is originally sinful
It cannot decay or grow
It can be tainted or purified
It is powerful....it dictates the material man's motives, actions, and words


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Message 127 of 128 (550344)
03-14-2010 11:06 PM
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03-14-2010 10:42 PM


Re: Bible unique? hah
Dr. Sing writes:

Not one compares in uniqueness with the Bible. I could tell that those were made up but the Bible wasn't.

Uh, how exactly did you do that? Other than that you believe the Bible to be true in the first place.

You do realize that seeing that those were just stories is exactly what atheists do when they conclude that much of the Bible is made up stuff as well, don't you?


I have no time for lies and fantasy, and neither should you. Enjoy or die.
-John Lydon
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Message 128 of 128 (550346)
03-15-2010 12:10 AM


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