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Author Topic:   Identifying false religions.
Dr Adequate
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Message 31 of 479 (564257)
06-09-2010 9:52 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by killinghurts
06-06-2010 10:04 PM


What steps would you take to identify a false religion?
Step #1: Notice that it's a religion, or indeed any other proposition claiming to be factual.
Step #2: Ask its adherents to provide any evidence that it's true.
Step #3: Wait ...
Step #4: Wait ...
Step #5: Wait ...
Step #6: Wait ...
Step #7: Wait ...
Step #8: Wait ...
Step #9: Wait ...
... you get the picture.

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Dr Adequate
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Message 45 of 479 (564393)
06-10-2010 8:29 AM
Reply to: Message 41 by anglagard
06-09-2010 11:09 PM


Re: Corroborating Evidence
And the unmistakable identity of this messiah is ....
King Cyrus of Persia (see Isaiah 45:1).

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Dr Adequate
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Message 48 of 479 (564455)
06-10-2010 4:47 PM
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06-10-2010 4:28 PM


Re: Corroborating Evidence
So Cyrus was wounded and killed for the transgressions of the people as per Isaiah 53, etc, sold for 30 pieces of silver, had his clothes divided among the soldiers, as per the Psalms, came back from heaven, landing on the Mt of Olives, as per Zechaiah, had all nations coming up yearly to Jerusalem, his headquarters, to honor him, etc? Is that what you're alleging, Dr Adequate?
No, I'm alleging that the Bible calls him Messiah ( משיח ), the Lord's Anointed.
Edited by Dr Adequate, : No reason given.

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Dr Adequate
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Message 158 of 479 (568429)
07-05-2010 8:29 PM
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07-05-2010 8:22 PM


Re: Stop Evading The Question
Question: If the specific god under consideration is immaterial and wholly empirically undetectable how can it have originated as a human concept from anywhere other than the internal workings of the human mind?
Good question.

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