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Author Topic:   Belief Statements - Lithodid-Man
nator
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Message 51 of 74 (338481)
08-08-2006 8:52 AM
Reply to: Message 26 by Faith
08-05-2006 8:24 PM


Re: No doubt the Tyre prophecy was fulfilled
quote:
If he lied to that extent he'd be a delusional deranged demented disorganized psychotic beyond functioning in this world at all.

Nonsense.

People lie like that all the time, and they remain perfectly functional in the world.

They are just liars.


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nator
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Message 52 of 74 (338482)
08-08-2006 9:01 AM
Reply to: Message 48 by randman
08-07-2006 7:46 PM


Re: one more time?
quote:
Jar, I will throw you a bone here in the hopes you assess the destruction Alexander the Great caused and offer some evidence for your position that he failed in his endeavor.
Now, this bone is sort of tricky. Clearly, I think the prophecy was fulfilled. Tyre was conquered, but it took Alexander the Great and not just Nebi to cause the full, massive destruction, scraping down the rock in places, etc,....

But I thought that Alexander the great was a conqueror, not a destroyer.

I thought his entire goal was to create an empire, not simply lay waste to other cities and nations.

What would be the point of completely destroying valuable military property, as the fortress city of Tyre was, if he was empire-building? It makes much more sense to subdue the populace but keep as much of the fortress intact as possible so he could then use it.


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