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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 06:45 PM

1. the end nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 06:48 PM

2. Not terribly sarcastic, but high marks for pithiness and brevity (-: -nt

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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 06:55 PM

3. I'm not going to even read it b/c i like the my favorite part of the bible thing!!!

 

So I'll leave it at that.

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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 07:01 PM

4. Well, the Bible's rhymin ain't got good timin

2nd verse..."small, thine eyes see them not" (same info...better timing)

"Drink not poop nor where you peed"

And of course "for they make thee sick indeed"


So here we is the reel verse:

Swimming creatures God hath wrought
small, thine eyes see them not
Drink not poop nor where you peed
for they make thee sick indeed
... or dead altogether. Amen


I do love the biblical stuff ( said with my most southeren accent)

I do believe why poor old St. James got into rewritin the good book!

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 07:06 PM

5. LOL. Well, bless yer heart. -nt

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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 08:40 PM

6. Seriously, I thought about this concept

When I was in Catholic middle school and beginning to question some of what I was being told.
I remember asking a priest why, if the Bible was divinely inspired, God didnít put in one paragraph that would make no sense at the time but would prove to people in future ages that the Bible was accurate. Something like the time it takes for light to travel from the sun to the Earth as a fraction of the length of a day. Something that couldnít be proven till centuries later.

He didnít give me an answer, but I knew I was seeing that he too struggled with these questions.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 04:34 AM

8. What a perfect selling point -- unfolding ratification!

Nobody in Heaven thought of that, I guess. Well, to be fair, Hell probably does get all the best ad people and publicists.

Even religious types must think to themselves that 2000 years is a really long time to wait for an update. I mean, 2000 years is 2/5 of all time, right? I can't go a week without installing a new flash player. You'd think a belief system for dealing with a whole universe would need to send out a tweak now and then, if only just to get us clay monkeys to stop doing some new thing Big G finds irritating or stupid.

The Jewish chicken swinging thing -- kaparot -- is a good example. After a few centuries, you'd think Hell and Heaven both would be sending messengers to say "knock it off" -- Heaven because it's wasteful and disgusting, and Hell because it's tired of being gorged with sin-filled chickens each year on Yom Kippur. Hell must smell like the exhaust vents of a KFC right about then. [shudder]

Another thing: You'd think Christians would take great umbrage at chicken swinging. After all, isn't that saying that an ordinary chicken can take sins away just like Jesus? Kaparot has basically been calling J-man a giant chicken right in Christians' faces for centuries and they've never picked up on it at all.

Oy veh.

But, I digress.

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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 04:03 AM

7. Verily, I say unto you...

Pluto is not a planet.

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Response to Ohiya (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 06:23 PM

9. I'd argue, but don't want to seem plutocratic (-: -nt

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Response to Freelancer (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2018, 01:05 AM

10. but, I thought that people didn't discover not to drink/eat where they pooped until like the 1500's

Last edited Mon Mar 26, 2018, 04:49 PM - Edit history (1)

probably have the date wrong.

I've read the bible cover-to-cover a couple of times, but I don't remember that passage. Perhaps if people had been allowed to read the damn thing sooner (only priests were allowed to read the bible, which is fucking absurd), they might have learned about sanitation earlier?

Is it possible that that passage was inserted way later by one of the countless translations?

(gotta proofread better)

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 02:07 PM

11. Microbe stuff wasn't in Bible. I was trying to be sarcastic...

in a "oh, thanks for letting me know about the brakes now that the car is wrecked" sort of way. The bible didn't warn about poop-water at all.

I was just saying that, if the prophets in religions indeed had a pipeline to a God, they should have known about that. Instead, we didn't discover that micro organisms caused diseases like cholera until after the Civil War.

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