I hate to rush you, but you may be keeping the fate of civilization waiting while you are piddling around.
Earlier I asked: "Hey, Rev, I need some of your enlightenment. You know the Bible so much better than me. I've never read too much of it.
I'm curious about something. Where in the Bible does it say Jesus really gives a shit whether you believe in him or not? Something where he pleads and wrings his hands in hopes you will accept what he says, and despairs if you don't?"
Your learned response was:
"JESUS: Luke 19:27, "But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them--bring them here and kill them in front of me." "
"Reverend Alan wrote: <quoted text> You asked me for the verse. Maybe you should be careful what you ask for since, at least this time, you got it. And let me remind you that my "shit" is Bible quotes. "And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat" (Lev. 26:29) and "I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend...." (Jer. 19:9) and "I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh, and they shall be drunk with their own blood as with wine" (Isa. 49:26 RSV) and "Therefore fathers shall eat their sons in the midst of you, and sons shall eat their fathers...." (Ezek. 5:10). Hungry Dave?"
You don't seem to understand. Why the delay?
You have provided authorization for the destruction of Topix atheists, among others, without guilt or sin by the authority of Jesus. That means 2 billion people can tap dance on your head with no fear of displeasing their deity. The only inhibition would be your politically correct belief they shouldn't. Which could, and would, likely be totally ignored.
With your wealth of knowledge of the Bible you surely know where Jesus expressed angst over your believing or not believing. Such could be very important to you, and others.
Where is it?
Now, you have got on here and declared war on Christianity and all of its adherents, and even those just sympathetic to it.
You have enlightened the adherents to the truth. All by yourself.
This may be your hour to shine. This may be your sole reason for existence. With your knowledge you do realize you may be the one to make or break the civilization you know?
Where is it?
BTW, that first was Jesus, the rest were OT. That authorizes Jews and Muslims to dance also. You have 4 or 5 billion people that have no obligation to love you, or think you have the right to live.
<quoted text> Your Jesus already came to the earth once and could not straighten out the mess his father created, why do you think he will succeed this next time around? Hummm? Remember, the Bible tells us Jesus is a worm who can not help us. How could Jesus, whom the New Testament repeatedly refers to as the son of man, be our savior when this is clearly forestalled by Psalm 146:3 ("Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man in whom there is no help") and Job 25:6 ("How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm")?
What mess did God create? Jesus wants us to help ourselves. Men that bother other people are worms.
<quoted text> There is a hunting season for them. One town had them protected till they sb snatched a few people, they reversed the law. Them now being any gators over 4 feet length must be relocated or destroyed.
They were totally protected in Florida for a long, long time, but the poachers almost did them in. I knew some poachers from that time. Couldn't agree with their business, though. Back in the 60's the big money was gator bellies. They went out, killed as many gators as they could, and just cut the belly skins out, leaving the rest to rot. The bigger the gator, the bigger the belly. Got where a 10 foot gator was big and rare. Was the ban on alligator hides that let them come back.
During the droughts they created gator holes, solitary pools of water in dried up Everglades where all the water life retreated to and sprang back from when the water rose again. The poaching was killing the Glades. Florida is very protective of its alligators.
<quoted text>New Mexico, Dave? I think they're the only state says "Game and Fish". Everyone else says "Fish and Game"...
Used to be Florida Freshwater and Game Commission if I remember right. Has been almost 20 years since I left.
Used to get combo freshwater fishing and hunting license for $4.50 long before I left. No license required for saltwater, but bag limits on some. There were no seasons on snook or tarpon back then. Caught landlocked tarpon in freshwater canals. Snook, too.
During the drought of 1970 they dropped bag limits on freshwater fish in the Glades. All the bass you could catch.
<quoted text> They were totally protected in Florida for a long, long time, but the poachers almost did them in. I knew some poachers from that time. Couldn't agree with their business, though. Back in the 60's the big money was gator bellies. They went out, killed as many gators as they could, and just cut the belly skins out, leaving the rest to rot. The bigger the gator, the bigger the belly. Got where a 10 foot gator was big and rare. Was the ban on alligator hides that let them come back. During the droughts they created gator holes, solitary pools of water in dried up Everglades where all the water life retreated to and sprang back from when the water rose again. The poaching was killing the Glades. Florida is very protective of its alligators.
You should go catch a big python, you could wear him on your head...lol
<quoted text> You should go catch a big python, you could wear him on your head...lol
They became a problem after my time.
You wouldn't believe the critters they sold in pet shops in Miami before the 70's. Electric eels, all sorts of monkeys and exotic Central and South American fish and fauna, including some relative of the mountain lion. Drug dealers loved those lions.$500 a week pet food bill. The exotic fish and plants brought in, sold, released and propagated was staggering. Oh, and there was a fair amount of illegal importing. Never know what you will run into now.
<quoted text> Your logic is impeccable! You make a excellent point. If the Bible is to be accepted as reliable because it mentions, occasionally, a real place, then is any book that mentions a real place, like Dracula in London proof of the existence of Dracula. No of course not. However that is way beyond the comprehension and honesty of The Riverside Con-artist. He will lie right in your face, he is pathetic and dishonest. The unscientific aspect of biblical teachings is also shown in the fact that many mythological creatures are spoken of as if they were, in fact, real. The manner in which they are described and the context within which this occurs show biblical writers felt they actually existed. Some of the prominent examples are: cockatrices (Jer. 8:17, Isa. 11:8 59:5), unicorns (Deut. 33:17, Psalms 22:21. 29:6, Job 39:9-10), satyrs (Isa. 34:14, 13:21) fiery serpents (Num. 21:6), and flying serpents (Isa. 14:29, 30:6). Does the Riverside Con-artist believe Satyrs are actual real creatures because the book about them contains the name of a city that actually exists, like Dracula in the city of London? With The Riverside Con-artist is is always a guess as to what he believes; today he believes one thing and tomorrow another. On Monday he believes Noah was a drunk [Genesis 9:21 (Noah "drank of the wine, and was drunken")] But on Tuesday he believes Noah was perfect [Genesis 6:9 ("Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations")]. Perhaps Noah was the perfect drunk?
the garden "Serpent" : a mythological creature -more powerful than man - less powerful than god