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Old 03-25-2001, 10:04 PM   #11
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">why do people lack interest in one of the greatest events in history?</font>
I can't speak for everyone, but this so-called "greatest event in history" really makes no difference to me. I am sorry if you are offended by indifference to your religion, but you should be used to it by now. Not everyone cares about stupid crap like this.
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by SonOfBuddha:
I can't speak for everyone, but this so-called "greatest event in history" really makes no difference to me. I am sorry if you are offended by indifference to your religion, but you should be used to it by now. Not everyone cares about stupid crap like this. </font>
I'm curious how your claim to "indifference" is reconciled with your presence on a posting board dedicated to "Biblical Criticism and Archeology."

 
Old 03-25-2001, 11:23 PM   #13
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Layman:
I'm curious how your claim to "indifference" is reconciled with your presence on a posting board dedicated to "Biblical Criticism and Archeology."
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Perhaps he reads other's posts here and sees something that he must respond to, like an attack on his beliefs.

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Old 03-25-2001, 11:25 PM   #14
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by schalldampfer:
Perhaps he reads other's posts here and sees something that he must respond to, like an attack on his beliefs.

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The fact that he bothers to respond belies the claim to "indifference." Don't ya think?
 
Old 03-25-2001, 11:55 PM   #15
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Someone up above said the Bible is nothing special.

I guess that is why so many copies are sold and why it is studied so much.

OK argumentum ad numeram.

Sorry I metnioned it!

Blessings and Peace

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Old 03-26-2001, 12:40 AM   #16
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One may be indifferent to the existence of Jesus, but still get exercised over the illogic and bad arguments perpetrated by the followers of Jesus.

I have seen the statistic that the Bible is the most shoplifted book in history.
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Old 03-26-2001, 01:20 AM   #17
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Hilarius:
Someone up above said the Bible is nothing special.

I guess that is why so many copies are sold and why it is studied so much.</font>
Next time take into consideration the context of my statements. Historical events in the Bible are no more important than historical events outside of the bible. That is what I refered to when I said there is nothing special about the Bible.

 
Old 03-26-2001, 07:03 AM   #18
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And being widely distributed says no more about the Bible than it does about the Koran or the Bhagavad-Gita or whatever. Does being widely distributed mean that the Koran is the Absolute Truth?
 
Old 03-26-2001, 07:48 PM   #19
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Hilarius:
... you can't ignore studying the mind of Christ in Mark 13 and 14 ...</font>
Hell, why stop there?

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.</font>
Lord, liar, or lunatic?
 
Old 03-27-2001, 09:43 AM   #20
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hezekiahjones, I've seen your posts and thought you knew better than this.

The best MSS do not have the verses in Mark that you mentioned. They end at Mark 16:8. As a matter of fact the verses beyond Mark 16:8 seem to be strongly non-Markan (see Bruce Metzger's Textual Commentary on the GNT).

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