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Religion & Society / Re: Atheist only!
« Last post by Defiance on Yesterday at 05:52:11 PM »
The day that Nam is proven to be a humanist, is the day that god starts existing.

WAIT WHAT
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Chatter / Re: Device Drivers upgrades
« Last post by Defiance on Yesterday at 05:46:37 PM »
Drop Windows and install Debian.   :)
If Debian made a car, would it have Windows?
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921 posts, are they getting close Defiance?
Philo seems intelligent... and I thought Dennis would at least attempt.

But no. :(
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General Religious Discussion / Re: The Author Of Acts Copied Homer, Too?
« Last post by wheels5894 on Yesterday at 05:05:03 PM »
I got the book, Dennis Ronald MacDonald, 'The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark' out of the library yesterday and started to read it. It, of course, follows the order of the videos (or rather the other way round!) but has a lot more detail and references. I am starting to come round to the way of thinking of the author - especially as his ideas do explain the puzzling parts of Mark, like the secrecy motif, rather neatly. I am a bit wary of things that work rather neatly so I am going to be reading the Homer as well to see how it all works.

For what it's worth, though, it seems as it is possible that Mark was written as fiction and then taken up by others to create a religion. We have no way to date the various books in the NT as whilst Paul's letters are usually dated to the period to 65CE, there's no strong reason to do so apart from the data in Acts - another book we can't date. It would be interesting if Mark is fiction, though, as it would amount to the whole of the NT being fiction!

I'll report back when I have read some more.
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General Religious Discussion / Re: Why pray?
« Last post by Jag on Yesterday at 04:37:16 PM »
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I was under the impression that prayer was some manner of communication with god.  But it sorta sounds like that's not the case.

I'm confused.
I think you're trying too hard.  Prayer is communication (i.e. Our Father, who art in heaven).


Wait.....what? You removed the object of the sentence, leaving it more cryptic than before you modified it.

Answer directly please.

1. Is prayer communication with god or not?

1a. If so, what are you trying to suggest by rephrasing the sentence to exclude god?

1b. If not, as your reply seems to be implying, then what purpose is the communication of prayer serving? With whom are you communicating, if not your god?
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Religion & Society / Re: Atheist only!
« Last post by Nam on Yesterday at 04:34:31 PM »
No. What am I: a person who cares?

;)

-Nam
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Chatter / Re: First penny touts science, not God.
« Last post by LoriPinkAngel on Yesterday at 04:30:55 PM »
Too many people conveniently forget that our founders wanted our government to be completely separate from the church.
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Religion & Society / Re: Atheist only!
« Last post by LoriPinkAngel on Yesterday at 04:20:11 PM »
I took it anyway and chose another answer (the one after it), this is my score:



Who'd a thought? Certainly not me.

-Nam

So, did you sign up for the newsletter?   ;)
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Religion & Society / Re: Atheist only!
« Last post by Nam on Yesterday at 04:16:03 PM »
I took it anyway and chose another answer (the one after it), this is my score:



Who'd a thought? Certainly not me.

-Nam
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Religion & Society / Re: Atheist only!
« Last post by One Above All on Yesterday at 04:09:32 PM »
I got 89%. :?
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