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#21
Jun 7, 2012
 
KJV wrote:
<quoted text>Yup bummer to bad we don't know English very well.
Maybe because we spend too much time learning and reading Hebrew and Latin.

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"The No.1 Problem with Thiests is..."
They breed.
When are you due?

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The Nomber 1 problum with thiests is that they thank we warship Satin. They ar wrong! We dont.
You don't warship satin?

Do you warship silk?
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Jun 13, 2012
 

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Jun 13, 2012
 
Buck Crick wrote:
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You don't warship satin?
Do you warship silk?
Nah, jes cottin.

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Jun 13, 2012
 
^Sary, ah mespelt et, "cahtin".

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<quoted text>Only about 1 in 4 Americans can speak another language well enough to hold even a brief conversation, according to a Gallup poll. Of that group, 55% speak Spanish as their second language. French and German came in 2nd and 3rd, at 17 and 10 %, respectively. So, 82 % of the 25 % minority with any second language do not speak Hebrew or Latin. So, your best case scenario would be if all of the remaining 4.5% of the American population who speak a second language other than Spanish, French or German all spoke either Hebrew or Latin, which is clearly not the case, since, depending on age group, between 10 and 19% of those who speak a foreign language speak an Asian/pacific language, while 3.6 to 4.4% speak a language which is neither European nor Asian. This gets you down to about 1% to 2% of the American population as your best case scenario. Since 76% of Americans identify themselves as christian, even if all the speakers of Hebrew and Latin were christian, which is absurd on its face, that would still leave the vast majority of American christians (i.e. theists)not knowing Hebrew and Latin.

Further undermining your argument, the lowest percentages of Americans speaking foreign languages are the fundamentalist strongholds of the South and the Midwest. at 22% and 19%, respectively.

While it is well documented that education and religiosity are inversely related, higher educational attainment and second language proficiency are correlated, with 43% of those with post graduate degrees speaking a second language, vs. 20% of those with high school diplomas or less.

On the plus side, to the extent that we can read your post as a statement of your proficiency in those languages, your achievement is all the more impressive because it is quite rare. Congratulations, but understand that you are most definitely an outlier, not representative of the linguistic abilities of all theists.
Wow nice spending so much time and energy on one little comment.

So you feel you must disprove everything one of us says?

Here's one for you to go to work on

The Babylonian 'Epic of Creation - Enuma Elish' is written on seven tablets, each are between 115 and 170 lines long.

It supposedly was written no later than the reign of Nebuchadrezzar in the 12th century B.C. But there is also little doubt that this story was written much earlier, during the time of the Sumerians. Drawing some new light on the ancients, Henry Layard found within the ruins of the library of Ashurbanipal in Nineveh, texts that were not unlike the Genesis creation in the Bible.

George Smith first published these text in 1876 under the title, The Chaldean Genesis, Akkadian text written in the old Babylonian dialect.



The Babylonian god finished his work within the span of 6 tablets of stone. The last and 7th stone exalted the handiwork and greatness of the deity's work.

Thus the comparison must be made that the 7 days of creation found in the Bible, borrowed its theme from the Babylonians and them form the Sumerians.

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Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>I spelled atheist wrong for about a year before a fundie pointed it out to me.

I was stuck on i before e.
When I started posting with my iPhone I kept hitting the post button with out knowing that many words got changed on me by the phone. Sure read bad after I re-read it.

Live and learn I guess.

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Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>You don't warship satin?

Do you warship silk?
Love it. I use to have that happen to me (still happens once in awhile) auto correct!

Got to love it
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Wow nice spending so much time and energy on one little comment.
So you feel you must disprove everything one of us says?
Here's one for you to go to work on
The Babylonian 'Epic of Creation - Enuma Elish' is written on seven tablets, each are between 115 and 170 lines long.
It supposedly was written no later than the reign of Nebuchadrezzar in the 12th century B.C. But there is also little doubt that this story was written much earlier, during the time of the Sumerians. Drawing some new light on the ancients, Henry Layard found within the ruins of the library of Ashurbanipal in Nineveh, texts that were not unlike the Genesis creation in the Bible.
George Smith first published these text in 1876 under the title, The Chaldean Genesis, Akkadian text written in the old Babylonian dialect.
The Babylonian god finished his work within the span of 6 tablets of stone. The last and 7th stone exalted the handiwork and greatness of the deity's work.
Thus the comparison must be made that the 7 days of creation found in the Bible, borrowed its theme from the Babylonians and them form the Sumerians.
It took me less than 5 minutes to find all the stats in my previous posts. Hardly a huge investment of time or effort. Remember, google is your friend, except for the fact that they keep records of everything you search for.

I don't disapprove of everything, but I do disapprove of blatant bullsh*t. When I see bullsh*t, I call bullsh*t. The post I was replying to was unadulterated bullsh*t. The claim that yahoo fundie homeskoolers who can't compose two consecutive grammatically correct sentences in their native language are nonetheless scholars busy mastering other languages is absurd on its face.

Much of the bible, including the creation story, the flood story, the jesus story are stolen from other contemporary and predecessor myths from the surrounding cultures. It is not just made up stuff, it is plagiarized made up stuff. Just one more reason not to take anything in it seriously as history, literature or theology.

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Amused wrote:
<quoted text>It took me less than 5 minutes to find all the stats in my previous posts. Hardly a huge investment of time or effort. Remember, google is your friend, except for the fact that they keep records of everything you search for.

I don't disapprove of everything, but I do disapprove of blatant bullsh*t. When I see bullsh*t, I call bullsh*t. The post I was replying to was unadulterated bullsh*t. The claim that yahoo fundie homeskoolers who can't compose two consecutive grammatically correct sentences in their native language are nonetheless scholars busy mastering other languages is absurd on its face.

Much of the bible, including the creation story, the flood story, the jesus story are stolen from other contemporary and predecessor myths from the surrounding cultures. It is not just made up stuff, it is plagiarized made up stuff. Just one more reason not to take anything in it seriously as history, literature or theology.
As in.......

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sumer_anunn...

The Babylonian 'Epic of Creation - Enuma Elish' is written on seven tablets, each are between 115 and 170 lines long.

It supposedly was written no later than the reign of Nebuchadrezzar in the 12th century B.C. But there is also little doubt that this story was written much earlier, during the time of the Sumerians. Drawing some new light on the ancients, Henry Layard found within the ruins of the library of Ashurbanipal in Nineveh, texts that were not unlike the Genesis creation in the Bible.

George Smith first published these text in 1876 under the title, The Chaldean Genesis, Akkadian text written in the old Babylonian dialect.



The Babylonian god finished his work within the span of 6 tablets of stone. The last and 7th stone exalted the handiwork and greatness of the deity's work.

Thus the comparison must be made that the 7 days of creation found in the Bible, borrowed its theme from the Babylonians and them form the Sumerians.

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Jun 17, 2012
 
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Love it. I use to have that happen to me (still happens once in awhile) auto correct!
Got to love it
It was deliberate, and rather blatant, actually.

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Amused wrote:
<quoted text>It took me less than 5 minutes to find all the stats in my previous posts. Hardly a huge investment of time or effort. Remember, google is your friend, except for the fact that they keep records of everything you search for.

I don't disapprove of everything, but I do disapprove of blatant bullsh*t. When I see bullsh*t, I call bullsh*t. The post I was replying to was unadulterated bullsh*t. The claim that yahoo fundie homeskoolers who can't compose two consecutive grammatically correct sentences in their native language are nonetheless scholars busy mastering other languages is absurd on its face.

Much of the bible, including the creation story, the flood story, the jesus story are stolen from other contemporary and predecessor myths from the surrounding cultures. It is not just made up stuff, it is plagiarized made up stuff. Just one more reason not to take anything in it seriously as history, literature or theology.
You're right. Makes for fun reading but by no means are these articles the end all. Research research research!
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Jun 17, 2012
 
Langoliers wrote:
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You're right. Makes for fun reading but by no means are these articles the end all. Research research research!
It's all unproven garbage that idiots fall far...and some even create their core beliefs from this ridiculous fantasy.

*coughs* LangoLIARs.

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Skeptic wrote:
<quoted text>It's all unproven garbage that idiots fall far...and some even create their core beliefs from this ridiculous fantasy.

*coughs* LangoLIARs.
That was really cool the way you capitalized that last part of my name.

Skippy.

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