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Prove there's a god.

I'm sure you can't, Goob. But I'm also sure no one really care. Caught up on 2 Peter yet?  (Wednesday Aug 27 | post #774312)

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Halloween's gonna be so much better this year.  (Wednesday Aug 27 | post #774301)

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You just put your lips together and ... blow. -- RIP Lauren Bacall  (Wednesday Aug 27 | post #774275)

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A young man on his first day at Ohio State was looking for the library. He stopped an OSU professor on the oval, "Excuse me, sir, where's the library at?" "Young man," replied the professor, "at Ohio State, one does not end a sentence with a preposition." "I'm sorry," said the new student, "Let me rephrase that: Where's the library at, a@@wipe." Just a borrowed story retrofitted to the school with the best damn band under attack in the land.  (Wednesday Aug 27 | post #774257)

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Problem is, Goober, this is not merely about pointing out your misspelling while you were complaining about a typo. That merely demonstrates that you're a nitwit. This is about your canon including a text that even many apologetic sources admit is a forgery. From Eerdman's Dictionary of the Bible, D. N. Freedman, ed., p. 1040, a resource for dummies like youAnd here's a half a dozen other sources also already noted: http://www.topix.c om/forum/topstorie s/TIA4MRN6O85TTDRQ 8/post9 Sorry for your delusion. I blame it on your upbringing -- or lack thereof.  (Wednesday Aug 27 | post #774174)

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There's a problem with your thesis, Dilbert. My entry point -- today -- was post 773761. The post does not appear, apparently because it was a re-post from here: http://www.topix.c om/forum/topstorie s/TV910R5AL0932P9R K/post557134 But its absence is apparent to anyone scrolling past where it should be. And anyone who has been here for any length of time knows this is not my first post here. Ask Copper Scroll Boy, a.k.a your buddy Buck, who earned the Copper Scroll Boy moniker here. Or ask YellowDog, to whom that original post was made and who went down in flames here. But you're gonna be different cuz you got a typo and feigned ignorance regarding those quotes, eh? By the way, Goober, while correcting typos, it'd be best not to misspell "supposed ", eh?  (Tuesday Aug 26 | post #773843)

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QUOTE who="Stilgar Fifrawi"]< quoted text> No, it isn't. Though they have similarities, to call it a "literary theft" is ridiculous. At best, it's safe to say that they share a common early church sermon or message. [/QUOTE] Well, yes it is. A cite from an earlier Chess post: "It is generally admitted that the literary dependence of 2 Peter on Jude rules out apostolic authorship." -- Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, Part 7, p. 323. And several other references: "2 Peter claims to have been written by Peter. This attribution is almost universally rejected by commentators. " -- 2 Peter and Jude, Jonathan Knight, p. 22. "Scarly anyone nowadays doubts that 2 Peter is pseudonymous. " -- A Commentary on the Epistles of Peter and Jude, J. N. D. Kelly, p. 235. "The final book of the New Testament to be written was probably 2 Peter, a book almost universally recognized by critical scholars to be pseudonymous, not actually written by Simon Peter but one of many Petrine forgeries from the second century." -- Lost Christianities, Bart D. Ehrman, p. 234. "....the majority of commentators argue that the book is written by someone who is using Peter's name, rather than Peter himself." -- James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude, Gerald Bray, Thomas C. Oden, p.xx. The full post with other cites is here: http://www.topix.c om/forum/topstorie s/TIA4MRN6O85TTDRQ 8/post9 Sorry for your loss.  (Tuesday Aug 26 | post #773789)

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And 2 Peter isn't a literary theft of Jude? Imagine that: A forger pretending to be Peter thieving from another forger pretending to be Jude. Maybe you Christians need to caucus to get your stories straight. I'll wait.  (Tuesday Aug 26 | post #773781)

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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

Mary, the mother of Jesus. What are we to make of her? The Infancy Narrative in Luke would have it that Mary was fully informed about her special childLuke 1:30-3 And, surely, Mary must have realized something was up when, according to Matthew (Mat. 2:11), magicians -- presumably from Persia -- arrived on the scene to present gifts to the newborn son of a lowly craftsman. Hardly usual, eh? And had she any doubt, surely the wedding in Cana would have dispelled them. According to John 2, after Mary asked Jesus for a solution to a depletion of the wine at that festival, as his first public miracle, he turned jars of water there into fine wine. Maybe she missed that miracle, cuz come Mark 3's narrative about Jesus returning to his hometown, she seems totally unaware of her son's special calling. His family considers him "out of his mind" and when his "mother and brothers arrived" to save him from an agitated crown, he denies them. He has a new family. Apparently “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home” despite the arrival of angels, magicians, and miracles. (Quotes from NIV. Last quote from NIV's Mark 6.) Seems the author of Mark, the first gospel, didn't get the Jesus' Family Knows He's Special Memo. Odd that, eh?  (Tuesday Aug 26 | post #557134)

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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

Brain damage.  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #556665)

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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

They are not our friends. They are users who were aware in advance of 9/11 and hoped it would, as it did, suck us into war in the Middle East. Their survival is meaningless to us, unless you are a fundamentalist and their existence fits your eschatology.  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #556664)

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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

Yup. Actionable.  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #556626)

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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

Problem is, Bodine, they not merely were stealing our technology. they appear to have intentionally kept actionable intelligence to themselves. A first betrayal? Nope. A second? Hardly.  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #556618)

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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

I don't curse anyone. I merely recognize a government that happily betrays the US for their own purposes. From Fox News : https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=LbkQ ddEDPs0 There are other instances. Those folks are not our friends.  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #556559)