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Old 10-23-2001, 09:26 AM   #1
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Ezekiel 21:32 Prophesies that Ammonites will not be remembered any more. Yet the cliffs around here are jam-full with millions of their fossilised remains, and the local souvenir shops full of polished specimens. How wrong can you get.

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However, I feel it is only fair to point out that prophesying that Ammonites would not be remembered at a time when it hadn't been discovered that they had already been and gone in the first place is quite an impressive feat in itself.
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Old 10-23-2001, 10:09 AM   #2
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One of my favourites is from Donald Morgan's Biblical Absurdities article here on II:

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EX 17:14 God says that he will utterly blot out the remembrances of Amalek. (That remembrance is now permanently preserved in the Bible.)
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Old 10-23-2001, 02:23 PM   #3
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<STRONG>Ezekiel 21:32 Prophesies that Ammonites will not be remembered any more. Yet the cliffs around here are jam-full with millions of their fossilised remains, and the local souvenir shops full of polished specimens. How wrong can you get.

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However, I feel it is only fair to point out that prophesying that Ammonites would not be remembered at a time when it hadn't been discovered that they had already been and gone in the first place is quite an impressive feat in itself.</STRONG>
Amlekites I think you mean. But I agree with jre, it is easly the funniest contradiction there is
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Old 10-23-2001, 02:49 PM   #4
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This is what happens when you get your prophecies from a man who sees giant floating wheels with eyeballs.



[ October 23, 2001: Message edited by: Echo ]
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Old 10-23-2001, 02:58 PM   #5
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Amlekites I think you mean. But I agree with jre, it is easly the funniest contradiction there is </STRONG>
The Ezekiel passages does indeed refer to the Ammonites, who shouldn't be confused with the Amalekites.
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Old 10-23-2001, 03:40 PM   #6
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"This is what happens when you get your prophecies from a man who sees giant floating wheels with eyeballs"

It was a spaceship, he had been abducted and 'probed' he was still pretty dazed.
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It was a spaceship, he had been abducted and 'probed' he was still pretty dazed. </STRONG>
Must you believe EVERYTHING Erich von Däniken says? As punishment you are condemned to dine with Ezekiel
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Old 10-23-2001, 07:05 PM   #8
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<STRONG>Ezekiel 21:32 Prophesies that Ammonites will not be remembered any more. Yet the cliffs around here are jam-full with millions of their fossilised remains, and the local souvenir shops full of polished specimens. How wrong can you get.</STRONG>
Well, he'd been eating dung sandwiches, so you'd expect him to be a little off-colour.
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Old 10-24-2001, 04:58 AM   #9
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<STRONG>Amlekites I think you mean</STRONG>
No. Amlekites are formed by accretion of minerals in solution, not by fossilisation of once living organisms.

I've forgotten what the original topic was, so maybe there is something in it after all.
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