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Author Topic:   Superiority of the 'Protestant Canon'?
ringo
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Message 56 of 154 (671342)
08-24-2012 12:40 PM
Reply to: Message 47 by foreveryoung
08-24-2012 10:08 AM


Re: What is a Canon?
foreveryoung writes:

All the books of the protestant Old Testament DO either make a claim to divine inspiration or a claim to divine authority either explicitly such as "Thus saith the Lord", or implicitly such as the book of Esther when it provides authority for the celebration of the Jewish feast of Purim.


How is a claim like "Thus saith the Lord" different from a statement like "Long John Silver said"?

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Message 117 of 154 (812206)
06-15-2017 12:26 PM
Reply to: Message 115 by Phat
06-15-2017 9:09 AM


Re: Spirit of Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Phat writes:

Is the longest one the most accurate or is it chock full of syncretistic mythos?


How would you determine accuracy?

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Message 119 of 154 (812544)
06-17-2017 11:42 AM
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06-17-2017 10:30 AM


Re: Spirit of Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Phat writes:

in matters of belief, accuracy is colored by what we prefer to be true...


So it has nothing to do with "accuracy".

Phat writes:

... though some critics allege that human nature prefers the God Who Is to NOT be true.


Not me. I'd be perfectly fine if "the" God was real. I'd also be perfectly fine if leprechauns were real or if the flat earth was real or if perpetual motion was real - but I can accept that none of them are.

Phat writes:

What is it specifically about the God I market that you think is dishonest?


When did I say anything about dishonesty?

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