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It is a problem.

Honest [True Scottish--Ed.] biblical scholars know that you cannot sustain appeals to inerancy. They have known this for over a hundred years. Even those who wish to "believe" in "something," even, yes, Junior, have to accept issues such as contradictions, multi-authorship, and the development of religions. It is like being a physicist: you have to accept quantum and relativity. Unless you can come up with an alternative, the data leads where it leads.

Most religious "bible" schools will try to avoid such or sort of pretend it is not a "problem." I have a wonderful English resource which nicely demonstrates how Lk and Mt used Mk as a source along with Q. The author of which proclaims that "90%" of the texts are "certain" or "not controversial."

As utterly craptacular as me claiming that the Red Sox have won "90%" of all World Series. Rubbish, but the scholar clings to that because his very work refutes that. I have tons more. One scholar spent a book appealing to the "plain sense" of biblical texts. You can probably guess what "plain sense" means to him: what he WANTS them to mean despite all evidence to the contrary. There is no "plain sense." He knows, indeed he does, that he is simply trying to rehabilitate his comforting fairy tale when he knows better.

Fine.

What does it matter if such believe such things? If Cleveland thinks it has hope?

It damages other people when it promotes ignorance and tries to force others to embrace the same ignorance. As you know, if you contradict me, that could imply that there is a slight chance you are correct and I am wrong. Ridiculous! If I just stamp you out, or in more enlightened times, get enough people to pressure you to conform, my view "wins." So, In Japan, refuse to teach that WWII was a bit more than Evil US and Other Colonialists trying to prevent the Divine Empire from establishing a "Greater Asian Cooperation Zone." In :freedom: stamp out anyone who questions my views.

It cuts both ways. Irrational thinking really reduces to a hope for a heckler's veto. Yet such injures others. It robs them of their :freedom: [Stop that.--Ed.].

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No need to poke fun, they do it themselves. :)
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Well… uh… harrumph!…

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Except on Sundays.

He needs a day off too.
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Humanists celebrate tenth anniversary of abolition of blasphemy in England and Wales
July 8th, 2018

The blasphemy laws were repealed by Act of Parliament in 2008, coming into force on 8 July that year.

On 8 July 2008, section 79 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act came into force, abolishing the criminal offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel in England and Wales. This was a massive victory for Humanists UK, which had campaigned against the blasphemy laws for over a century, and worked in support of the amendment that led to abolition through Parliament.

As part of this campaign, Humanists UK briefed Members of Parliament on the compelling need for abolition, worked closely on the drafting of the amendment with its proposers Evan Harris MPs and Lord Avebury, and encouraged over 1,000 people to contact their MP to support abolition.

In the years leading up to abolition, there were several attempts to bring prosecutions against individuals in England and Wales, most notably against the BBC Director-General Mark Thompson over screening of Jerry Springer – The Opera. The writer of the opera, Stewart Lee, became a patron of Humanists UK.
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You can also have a look at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defamatio ... ed_Nations
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:However, the UK authorities punish blasphemy against Islam under some other laws.

Thus, Islam is the de facto official religion even if actual observance is not universally enforced (not unlike the C of E in the 20th century).
I'd be interested by sources other than Breitbart, Altnews, the Gatestone Institute, &c. (stuff which comes up when googling for "Islam + blasphemy + UK").

Another take by Qasim Rashid in the Independent:
Blasphemy laws historically began in Christian Europe as a means to prevent dissent and enforce the church’s authority. They were exported to Muslim majority nations via British imperialism. Today, just about every Muslim majority nation that has blasphemy laws can trace them back to British statute from centuries prior.
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/bl ... 31896.html

He seems to be of the "not true Islam" persuasion. :|
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The Jerry Falwell "I hate fags because I are one" edition.

Some one has sinned!! :(
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As soon as Grammy and WC stop sinning of course! :)
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We do not judge their love, sparks.

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Doctor X wrote: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:10 am We do not judge their love, sparks.

--J.D.
Quite right. Judgement belongs to Jeebus. :)
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sparks wrote: Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:26 pm
Doctor X wrote: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:10 am We do not judge their love, sparks.
Quite right. Judgement belongs to Jeebus. :)
And apparently he hates divorce, so Gram and WC are forever linked.

Not . . . that there is anything wrong with it.

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out." – Don
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"Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho
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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
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There is a fourth, less known, major monotheistic religion:

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Such disrespect! :x
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Jesus be like, "It wasn't me, dudes. I swear, I didn't touch her. Why's everyone looking at me??"




But seriously, what is that anyway?
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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:44 am But seriously, what is that anyway?
Ah, questions, always questions… :mrgreen:

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The answer.