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April 16th, 2017 at 10:12:27 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: FrGamble
Good example. Now read the Gospel passage about the woman caught in adultery or St. Paul's exortation for husbands to love their wives as Christ loves the Church. I think it is pretty clear that such a verse is only used as foolish fodder for an atheist to prooftext and take old laws literally as if they apply in a culture influneced by Christian teachings.


I have no idea what you're talking about,
and I read it 3 times. Atheists are not as
involved in the intricate meaning of
NT writings as you think they are, why
would we be. We don't believe in god,
why would we care what his followers
opinions are on every subject.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
April 16th, 2017 at 10:18:16 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: FrGamble
that these miracles are indeed true miracles and not at all illusions.


Meaning that the rubes who saw them,
(they never really happened) had no
idea how the trick was done, so to
them it was a miracle. People still
make livings to this day being pro
illusionists and people are still baffled
as to how they do it. Not much has
changed in 2000 years except now we
know god has nothing to do with it.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
April 17th, 2017 at 8:35:10 AM permalink
FrGamble
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Quote: Evenbob
Atheists are not as
involved in the intricate meaning of
NT writings as you think they are,


Sometimes you say something very true. Yet this truth doesn't stop you from proclaiming that you know what Jesus and the Holy Trinity are all about. I wish you could hear how you sound to me when you pontificate about warped historical myths and your interpretation of the message of Jesus.
April 17th, 2017 at 10:12:33 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: pew
Can I get a kitten from you? They're hard to find around here.
Sure thing! I'll mail one to Rhode Island for you.
April 17th, 2017 at 11:08:52 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: FrGamble
stop you from proclaiming that you know what Jesus and the Holy Trinity are all about.


I didn't spend 8 years in seminary
or some other religious school
being taught what my opinion was.
I can only go on what I read and
have read. If it differs what you've
been taught, they why there are
a few thousand different offshoots
of your religion.

I have no idea what the Trinity is
about, apparently nobody does.
Whenever it's explained it more
confusing than before.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
April 17th, 2017 at 11:26:16 AM permalink
pew
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Quote: Fleastiff
Sure thing! I'll mail one to Rhode Island for you.
Don't forget to put a couple of holes in the envelope.
April 18th, 2017 at 8:55:06 AM permalink
FrGamble
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Quote: Evenbob
I didn't spend 8 years in seminary
or some other religious school
being taught what my opinion was.


Neither did I. You obviously have no idea what a Jesuit seminary is.
April 18th, 2017 at 11:51:16 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: FrGamble
Neither did I. You obviously have no idea what a Jesuit seminary is.


So they concentrate on the 4 major
religions of the world equally, then.
You come out knowing as much about
Islam and Hinduism as you do Christianity.
Odd, I always thought is was 98.9%
Christianity 7 days a week.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
April 18th, 2017 at 12:08:50 PM permalink
FrGamble
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No they focus on Christianity as they should. But you said they teach me what my opinion should be and that is not true. They teach you to keep an open mind and wrestle with the hard questions. They do teach you about other religions as well.
April 18th, 2017 at 1:09:26 PM permalink
Evenbob
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So they tell you over and over to take
everything they say with a grain of salt,
it may be true, it may not be. Keep an
open mind, don't take our word for
anything, we could be wrong. That's
your seminary training as you recall it?

If so, you are correct about Ed and his
poor training. They told him it was all
gospel truth, and the only truth. He
says the same thing about the teachings
of other religions in seminary that my
wife says about it in the Christian college
she went to. It was cursory and taught
from a Christian perspective. Not very
useful.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
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