Messages From David Flechard
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Pagan/Wiccan/Gaian Death Links
It's only one symbol. Another symbol is the fish. It doesn't therefore follow that the focal point of Christianity is angling. David Flechard

Pagan/Wiccan/Gaian Death
Not in the least! (Didn't you know that the first miracle was turning water into wine? I tell you, we Christians know how to have a good time!) David Flechard

PA Murders 01/ [1]
There are several variation of Christianity in England too. Why is there no English Catholic v. English Protestant terrorism? Could it be that England is not partitioned? David Flechard

Dreck
I need to stop you here. I was commenting on the nature of "Adam and Eve" from the point of view of the Genesis story. I don't believe in the literalness of the Adam and Eve account. Clearly I don't. David Flechard

Sexual Acts
The story is even more delicious than that. I can't remember the artist's name, but apparently the Tate were not particularly impressed with the "pile of bricks" display, and decided to remove it, at which point the artist consigned it to a rubbish tip. In the meantime, the story of the pile of bricks as an "objet(s) d'art" gained some notoriety, especially from the tabloid press, and interest soared. So the artist-creator was asked to re-exhibit, and had to make

Monkey Murders!
That is a good point. Several organizations (CAFOD for instance) have learned the hard way that simply distributing food in areas with a low-performing agriculture facility have resulted in the shutting down of that facility, and my main point here is not invalidated. In the short term, food distribution will serve a need, but if conditions of desertification are not addressed, all that will happen is that indigenous populations will remain dependent on food parcels. I think it is true

Paluxy Footprints.
That does not represent my beliefs in the smallest iota. Making unwarranted deductions like this on the slightest of conjectures is something that some might say would put you firmly in the camp of Duane T. Gish. David Flechard

Outside of Science.
It would be bullshit if the question did not make logical sense. It is a perfectly sensible question, even if Colley did not get the answer he sought. One interpretation, which naturally I wouldn't dream of offering myself, is that an inability to attack the question is resulting in an attack on the questioner instead. I am coming to understand that, from certain quarters at least, educated debate is going to be absent. I really don't mind. If that includes

Pagan/Wiccan/Gaian Death
Sure, I don't dispute that. But throughout the NT you only find that Jesus was to rise "on the third day," not that he would be dead for three days and then rise. Mark 9:31 is typical "For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day." David Flechard

Outside of Science.
Well, you have the advantage of me in seniority, that's for sure. I haven't seen anyone trying to impose anything, in the sense of making physical threats. All I've seen is people expressing a point of view, not always coherently, that most others take great exception to. Isn't this called freedom of speech? I mean, the so-called "fundies" are vilified because they apparently seek to "impose" their views on others, yet are apparently criticized for exercising the freedom of speech

Outside of Science.
Surely the antidote to unreason, for the benefit of the lurkers you refer to, is reason? Otherwise, someone happening on a string of obscene epithets directed at yourself might conclude, in the absence of reasoning, that your opinions were likewise being shown invalid. That's assuming you think that lurkers are incapable of coherent or critical reasoning. David Flechard

Outside of Science.
That's the point a few have made, and I accept it. Hey, it's a point of view like anyone else's. If you don't object to my high horse, I won't object to your low ass. David Flechard

Pagan/Wiccan/Gaian Death
It's the interpretation of the word "founded" I take issue with. Of course she is, in part anyway. But you won't understand the distinction until you understand the difference between necessary prerequisites and sufficient prerequisites. The birth isn't inconsequential, it is necessary; but in terms of "ranking" if you like, you have the right order there. Do you consider that the torture of Jesus is a necessary prior condition for the Resurrection? (Forget the fact that you may dispute the

Pagan/Wiccan/Gaian Death Links
I can list almost any number of things or events without which Christianity would not exist. Does that make them all "focal points"? David Flechard

Sexual Acts
It was originally Thin Man (Nagasaki was Fat Man), but late design changes led to a squatter shape and the name change to Fat Boy. How odd, to think that "damage limitation" could be a consideration in the circumstances. But plutonium it was. "Poison fire." David Flechard

Monkey Murders!
I have to disagree with you on that one, Marty. Ignorance is frequently a principal cause of the third world's problems, or even those of the first and second, as you imply. But it is not the sole cause or even the chief. Sometimes it's inability to act effectively. Sometimes we know what the problem is, but cannot get round the _political_ barriers. Sometimes we know the answers ("let's all dig wells, build hospitals and schools, plant crops, and the

Pagan/Wiccan/Gaian Death Links
What is more important, the symbol, or the entity the symbol represents? You are expressing a point of view, which you are entitled to, but perhaps you are not the most reliable source for definining what Christianity is or is based on. Correct. Alternatively, it means I have a different view from you. Having a different point of view from yourself is not a badge of ignorance. It cannot be "regardless of how they see it," for the context here

Outside of Science.
"Bummer"? What will you be doing if you find out the messengers were right all along? I don't share in the common pessimism on that subject. I have an optimistic view of human nature. David Flechard

Steve Asher: Victim of th
It's an interesting logic. Less than a lifetime ago there was absence of evidence of quasars. That means, with the rigorous application of your logic, there was COMPELLING evidence of the absence of quasars. Does this means quasars weren't actually there all along, and only materialised with the absence of absence of evidence? David Flechard

PA Murders
Maybe my memory is playing tricks, but I thought MCJ was a pseudonym Fields used as produced/director (what the hell's the difference?) of one of his own films. I'm sure I remember seeing it on the end credits. David Flechard