Messages From Marilyn Burge
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Oh well, nobody said Jesus was good at human psychology. You'd think that an omniscient being would at least get that part right, since he dealt primarily with the human condition.

a Then how come Jehovah, in the first person, yet, bragged about having created it (in Isaiah)?

This creates another problem, Gwen. If he only took in critters that breathed through their nostrils, then all the critters that lived in water would have died. Fish and crustaceans require a very specific level of temperature, turbidity, water pressure, and salinity to "make it" in this world. The inundation would have trashed all of those qualities, leaving the fish to die a horrible death. So, then, where did all our present-day fish come from? Christian has dug himself a

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It's precisely that "one piece" that worries me. <grin>

Typical Jeezoid. You assume that George's pills are a mind-altering substance. They could be an artificial sweetener in tablet form, or aspirin, which just about every household in America has. It takes an evil mind to assume the worst with no more evidence than George has given you to work with. Maybe you are the one who needs the mood-altering substance. Those who come into this conference to preach take the biggest beatings. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

That doesn't get to the heart of the issue. The REAL question is: Why would a loving god make a world in which pain was not only an integral part of everyday life, but also one in which pain was NECESSARY?

Creative bookkeeping. Remember: a day started at sundown. So if Jesus was crucified before sundown (and according to legend, he was, as they had to have his body off the cross before the beginning of Passover), then he lay in the grave part of Friday, which is one day. Then, he lay in the grave all day Saturday, which is day-two. Then, he wasn't resurrected until after sundown on Saturday (Sunday a.m.), which makes the third day. I know. That

The legend is clear: a man was to drag his family to his place of birth for the census. Given how disruptive this would be to the ordinary flow of commerce, and given how enamoured the Romans were with cash flow, it doesn't seem likely. And, there is absolutely no record of this being a Roman requirement, either for this census or any other. And, you're right. The quote material above hardly confirms a requirement to return to the master

Well, there's a conspiracy theory that the 30-day pope was (can't think of his name; he was just prior to this one).

I think that we combine them because there is a fairly strong feeling that neither one is appropriate in our living rooms with the children present. But, if I have to choose between the two, I'd rather a child of mine saw two people making love, than that (s)he saw two people killing each other. However, most so-called "love scenes" that I've seen in recent years don't appear to have a great deal to do with lover, either. More's the

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And the name of the country is.

Christian Miller's Christianity
This is a hoot. For some reason, they think that just because their god tells THEM not to judge, they'll be free from OUR judgment also. Do you want to tell him, or should be leave him in the dark? <grin>

I figure Staal et al invited him in here so that on the days when he was feeling most rotten about himself, he'd have somebody to look at that was even rottener than he is.

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And, as usual, I'm holding my breath waiting for the little lightbulb to go on over her head.

Years ago I had a friend (now dead) who had had a hysterectomy years before I knew her. Her doctor explained to her exactly what would happen in surgery, how she'd feel afterwards, etc., leaving her in an it's-no-big-deal frame of mind prior to the big day. She was Catholic, but, as is more traditionally the case with blacks, her mother was a pentecostal of some kind. Louise was in her bed in the hospital the night before the grand

Are you trying to tell me that you've come on here, thinking you can preach to the unwashed, and you don't even own a concordance? You'd better buckle up. It's going to be a rough ride. Read the book of Isaiah. That's the only clue you get from me.

a You're the one who needs wisdom, fundy. Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. Why is it we heathens know your fucking book so damned much better than you fundies?

Yes. I hadn't considered the possibility that the child was just a few days away from her first period and ha ovulated for the first time. <sigh> There's a ten-year-old girl who is eight months pregnant in Texas right now. Any so-called man who would do that to a little girl that age deserves to be hung up by his balls, which should then be cut off with a rusty pocket knife.

dipstick sees UFO...
Interestingly enough, a prof at Portland State University is suing nine of his colleagues. The details are a bit sketchy in the newspaper account of the why of it, but it seems to boil down to the fact that he is a traditionalist when it comes to curriculum, and he is about the only one left in the department. Even the department head is a radical feminist who thinks that Alice Walker is "fine art." He claims that he's been