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  • Originally posted by redrover View Post

    I know enough about the bible to know that as a historical document it is about as factual as a Trump treatise on history Maybe that's why evangelicals love him so much. In defense of the authors of the bible. Many of the stories were never intended to be taken as literal truth. With the invent of the printing press the mass production of the book put it in the hands of the common man. People who didn't have the sophistication to separate fact from fiction. Here is an interesting link on the subject. http://themelios.thegospelcoalition....dom-literature
    Are you drunk?

    I've already ascertained (and told you) you know nothing about the Bible or God (or apparently History either): WHY on earth would you suppose there is ANYTHING an academic failure like you could ... would presume ... you could teach me?

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    • Originally posted by DavidSF View Post

      Are you drunk?

      I've already ascertained (and told you) you know nothing about the Bible or God (or apparently History either): WHY on earth would you suppose there is ANYTHING an academic failure like you could ... would presume ... you could teach me?
      Academic failure? I will have you know I graduated from college cum laude which means with honors, not to mention that my grades in graduate work was significantly higher than my undergrad grades. What pray tell makes me an academic failure? How could I possibly teach anything to someone who thinks that Noah went to the Antarctic to scoop up two penguins?

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      • Back to the topic at hand . . . .

        It's an interesting phenomenon. Satanic worshipers are getting more exposure these days.

        They claim to be atheists, yet have a need for the rituals & connections with others.

        "The Church of Satan was established at the Black House in San Francisco, California, in 1966, by Anton Szandor LaVey. He was born in Chicago in 1930, and was a talented musician who left school at the age of 16 to join the circus." - see link below

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        'This group practice Satanism because it makes their lives happy and successful. It was a very spiritual experience for them and they compare it to any other faith such as Christianity or Buddhism,' Tesinsky explained.

        ..images of Satan followers wearing clown noses and long dark robes performing a night-time ceremony have been revealed in a series of photos.

        The men, who appear made up like Pennywise the Dancing Clown from Stephen King’s horror book It, are pictured taking part in 'dark harlequin-style' ritual in the suburbs of Prague, Czech Republic.

        The group, photographed by local photographer David Tesinsky, is said to believe in 'individualism' and worship the Czech-Slovakian temple of Satan.

        The Church of Satan does not believe in the Devil, nor a Christian or Islamic notion of Satan. Satanists are atheists who consider themselves as being the most important person in their universe, and are thus sometimes said to worship themselves.

        They do not perform sacrifices, but can take part in ritual practices, to 'purge' themselves of 'unwanted emotional baggage that might be hindering a daily pursuit of joy in life,' according to the church.


        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...al-Prague.html



        Church of Satan

        https://www.churchofsatan.com/







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        • Originally posted by Captain Trips View Post
          Back to the topic at hand . . . .

          It's an interesting phenomenon. Satanic worshipers are getting more exposure these days.

          They claim to be atheists, yet have a need for the rituals & connections with others.

          "The Church of Satan was established at the Black House in San Francisco, California, in 1966, by Anton Szandor LaVey. He was born in Chicago in 1930, and was a talented musician who left school at the age of 16 to join the circus." - see link below

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          'This group practice Satanism because it makes their lives happy and successful. It was a very spiritual experience for them and they compare it to any other faith such as Christianity or Buddhism,' Tesinsky explained.

          ..images of Satan followers wearing clown noses and long dark robes performing a night-time ceremony have been revealed in a series of photos.

          The men, who appear made up like Pennywise the Dancing Clown from Stephen King’s horror book It, are pictured taking part in 'dark harlequin-style' ritual in the suburbs of Prague, Czech Republic.

          The group, photographed by local photographer David Tesinsky, is said to believe in 'individualism' and worship the Czech-Slovakian temple of Satan.

          The Church of Satan does not believe in the Devil, nor a Christian or Islamic notion of Satan. Satanists are atheists who consider themselves as being the most important person in their universe, and are thus sometimes said to worship themselves.

          They do not perform sacrifices, but can take part in ritual practices, to 'purge' themselves of 'unwanted emotional baggage that might be hindering a daily pursuit of joy in life,' according to the church.


          http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...al-Prague.html



          Church of Satan

          https://www.churchofsatan.com/






          Hmmmm They consider themselves the most important person in the universe. Who does that sound like?But of course in his case he's right.Right sycophants?

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          • Originally posted by redrover View Post

            Hmmmm They consider themselves the most important person in the universe. Who does that sound like?But of course in his case he's right.Right sycophants?
            Like every other self important dirt-ball in D.C.

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            • Originally posted by Captain Trips View Post

              Like every other self important dirt-ball in D.C.
              I figured out why you guys hate Obama so much. Imagine this a black Muslim singing this song when we should be listening to Trump butchering God Bless America.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN05jVNBs64

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              • Originally posted by redrover View Post

                I figured out why you guys hate Obama so much. Imagine this a black Muslim singing this song when we should be listening to Trump butchering God Bless America.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN05jVNBs64
                We don't like Mr obama because of what he tried to do to America and the people of America. We didn't want his "fundamental transformation" of our country.

                That's all.

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                • Originally posted by Captain Trips View Post

                  We don't like Mr obama because of what he tried to do to America and the people of America. We didn't want his "fundamental transformation" of our country.

                  That's all.
                  You must be absolutely giddy over the way Trump has transformed the country. No doubt that he has brought amazing grace to America through his sterling example of a Christian life, and Christian values.

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                  • Originally posted by redrover View Post
                    You must be absolutely giddy over the way Trump has transformed the country.
                    At the way he is UNtransforming it yes.

                    Giddy

                    Originally posted by redrover View Post
                    No doubt that he has brought amazing grace to America through his sterling example of a Christian life, and Christian values.
                    He represents "a Christian life, and Christian values" no better than did Mr obama.

                    Neither is/was a Pastor, Priest or Evangelist.

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                    • Originally posted by redrover View Post

                      Academic failure? I will have you know I graduated from college cum laude which means with honors, not to mention that my grades in graduate work was significantly higher than my undergrad grades. What pray tell makes me an academic failure? How could I possibly teach anything to someone who thinks that Noah went to the Antarctic to scoop up two penguins? [stupid question so struck out]
                      OOOOOOHHHHH, nice! Self aggrandizement AND a move-the-goalpost fallacy, all in one post. WELL done, seriously, VERY well done.

                      Now, getting back to, you know, the CONTEXT, you are an academic failure (as your august academic accomplishments TELL you) in your attempt to rewrite Scripture and fail to support it in any meaningful way. You failed, academically, as you no doubt already know, given your vast academic accomplishments, by even attempting to apply your limited knowledge of the Bible (and apparently of History too) in an argument like this.

                      Now, accept the feedback, and get back to the topic... assuming you have anything relevant and intelligent to contribute.

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                      • Originally posted by DavidSF View Post

                        OOOOOOHHHHH, nice! Self aggrandizement AND a move-the-goalpost fallacy, all in one post. WELL done, seriously, VERY well done.

                        Now, getting back to, you know, the CONTEXT, you are an academic failure (as your august academic accomplishments TELL you) in your attempt to rewrite Scripture and fail to support it in any meaningful way. You failed, academically, as you no doubt already know, given your vast academic accomplishments, by even attempting to apply your limited knowledge of the Bible (and apparently of History too) in an argument like this.

                        Now, accept the feedback, and get back to the topic... assuming you have anything relevant and intelligent to contribute.
                        Here's another book for you. I would send you my copy but I assume you would want the latest edition. It will help you understand what the authors of the bible were saying God reference book. https://www.amazon.com/HarperCollins.../dp/0060655488

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                        • I tried to educate you about that one part of the Bible, but you crammed your head up your butt and refused to learn.

                          you, thereby, ably demonstrated you are not teachable an, naturally, you think you can now teach me on the subject.

                          you might live in Bizarro world.

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                          • Originally posted by DavidSF View Post
                            I tried to educate you about that one part of the Bible, but you crammed your head up your butt and refused to learn.

                            you, thereby, ably demonstrated you are not teachable an, naturally, you think you can now teach me on the subject.

                            you might live in Bizarro world.
                            Yes we know the children of Israel were God's chosen people and he love them so much he performed the impossible and parted the Red sea so they could escape bondage, but apparently he didn't love them enough to stop Hitler from exterminating 6 million of them. That was probably their punishment for not buying into the heresy that Jesus was the messiah That would be consistent with the thinking of Christen knuckleheads like Pat Roberts who claims every disaster that befalls the US is God's judgement on the US doing something Pat doesn't like.When it comes to belief I tend to lean in the direction of the plausible and away from the fantastically implausible.

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                            • Originally posted by redrover View Post

                              Yes we know the children of Israel were God's chosen people and he love them so much he performed the impossible and parted the Red sea so they could escape bondage, but apparently he didn't love them enough to stop Hitler from exterminating 6 million of them. That was probably their punishment for not buying into the heresy that Jesus was the messiah That would be consistent with the thinking of Christen knuckleheads like Pat Roberts who claims every disaster that befalls the US is God's judgement on the US doing something Pat doesn't like.When it comes to belief I tend to lean in the direction of the plausible and away from the fantastically implausible.
                              Yet more evidence you don’t know what you’re talking about.

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                              • Originally posted by DavidSF View Post

                                Yet more evidence you don’t know what you’re talking about.
                                In another thread I mentioned a Jewish journalist I saw on Book TV.He talked briefly about his step daughter who has a strong Jewish identity but hates the state of Israel and while he supports Israel he sees a need For Jews to direct their focus on religious aspects of being Jewish and leave Israeli politics to the Israelis. I immediately thought of you republican Christians who have abandoned religiosity for politics.

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