Messages From Marilyn Burge
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SPEAR IN SIDE
Since nobody was "there" to notice whether the body stunk or not, I don't really see your point. As the story goes, the first people to come to the tomb found it empty and the stone rolled away. The body might very well have stunk, if somebody had been there to notice, but nobody was there to notice. Or so the story goes. In this case, I think you're looking for a smoking gun when the victim was offed by

SPEAR IN SIDE
I see the number three as having other significance. If you recall, Jonah was in the great fish for three days; Daniel was in the lion's den for three days; Jesus was in the tomb for three days. There are other cases of people being in damp, dark, foreboding, impossible-to-survive circumstances for three days, but you get the point. I see three as signifying the outer limits of a human's ability to endure the "unendurable" in the eyes of the

OPINION POLL
Years ago, I told somebody on a local echo that the only way Mother Theresa would be a sain in my book is if she was passing out free condoms instead of free meals. They thought I was kidding. I wasn't.

CHURCHES
I haven't received a message with Al's name on the FROM line in probably two weeks. I only get messages that are answers to such posts. Fido needs therapy.

God's Word
(which first--beasts or man?) GEN 1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. GEN 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all

God's Word
Matthew 4:8 ..took upon a high mountain and shewed all the kingdoms of the world. 1. Geology rock simply isn't strong enough for such a megamountain. 2. astromical bodies are spherical, and you cannot see the entire exterior surface from anyplace. Genesis 3:14 "...and dust though shalt eat all the days of thy life." Snakes, while built low, do not eat dirt. Earth is unsupported (Job 26:7) Job 38:4 says Earth has a foundation.

God's Word
God is CRUEL, UNMERCIFUL, DESTRUCTIVE, and FEROCIOUS: "I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy." (Jer. 13:14) "Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not, but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling." God is KIND, MERCIFUL, and GOOD: "The Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy." (James 5:11) "For his mercy endureth forever." (1 Chron. 16:34) "The Lord is good to all, and his tender

ABORTION CONTRAST
Well, that's good news. I guess. <sigh> If I remember correctly, the father is a minister. Figures. Sicko!

NO I'M NOT DEAD
I haven't seen a message with Al's name on the FROM line in about two weeks. There must be something "wrong" upstream of both of us.

God's Word
A good source of _literal_ Biblical self-contradictions is (surprise) "Self-Contradictions of the Bible", written by William Henry Burr in 1859 as a response to fundamentalism. It is currently published by Prometheus Books, 700 East Amherst St., Buffalo, NY 14215. P.B. also publishes a large number of books on religious inquiry and biblical critiques, the majority of which have a humanistic/atheistic slant. As far as "Self-Contradictions goes, it contains about 140 textual inconsistencies, classified under "Theological Doctrines", "Moral Precepts",

A LITTLE HELP FROM SP
Yes, but that's for surgery. He seems to be talking about simply keeping a blood supply on hand "just in case" he's in an auto accident. That isn't practical, given the cost of storage, length of time blood can be kept, and the amount of storage space that would be needed if this option were truly available.

CENSUS
DETRIMENTAL!!!??? It would be DISASTROUS! Don't forget the innkeepers would have to return to their place of birth, too, making it impossible for anybody to find shelter during a time of year when shelter was quite necessary especially for the old, infirm, (and pregnant). Mikey has a hard time giving up his little mythologies, no matter how outlandish they are. Maybe a college course in economics would help in this case. But it would do little to explain why

CHRISTMAS
The "whipped cream," of course, will be made with Ivory Flakes, a dash of water, and a good Mixmaster.

Fundamentalists R Us
Every state has their own definition. In Oregon, it means that you have no more than 20 percent of your vision in at least one eye (the one that is designated as "legally blind") WITH CORRECTION, or that your field of vision is less than a certain number of degrees from straight-ahead. I don't think that anybody designated as legally blind in Oregon can possibly get a driver's license.

Libraries
a NO publisher is neutral. So what? I filter out most of the christo- apologist crap for what it is, too: CRAP.

The Commander's pissing
Yeah. But don't forget it was a NORMAL shit. And the first normal one in weeks, at that.

toodles...
want Which persona are you taking bets on? And how do we know when all of them are gone?

ARK
Not necessarily. They would just have to be directed toward certain major data sources, such as the NYSE, major banks, and the like. Printing out data bases is hardly the way to go. What you say might be fine for electronic copies of books and the like, but for economic data. All you have to do is corrupt enough data bases so that nobody knows whether theirs is trustworthy or not. Corrupting them all is hardly necessary.

ONE LAST COMMENT 01/
That's only true in some parts of the US. We had the Willamette River rise to within a hair of flood stage yesterday, threatening the downtown businesses with severe water damage. People came from all over the city to the seawall to fill sandbags and place them so that the height of the seawall was, for all intents and purposes, raised about a foot or so, just to protect those inventories. Also, people crossed the Columbia River into Washington State

An interesting situation
I should think a bit of cayenne in water would be very effective, whether in a spray bottle or not, if one's aim is pretty good.