From: Brian Kolacy
To: Michael Hardy
Date: Feb 19 1996 8:28:00 pm
Subject: Re: CENSUS
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(On 02-17-96 Michael Hardy replied to Hector Plasmic)

MH> DC> Seems that the Chinese has a rather developed astronomy at the
MH> DC> time, as well as many other groups in the middle east.  Strange,
MH> DC> they fail to mention that "point of light".

MH> HP> ROFL!  And Mikey wonders why he's called a fundy.  He happens to
MH> HP> be a literalist, as his clinging to every detail of this silly
MH> HP> virgin birth myth demonstrates.

MH> I never said the "star" would be visible to everyone. I'm talking
MH>about  a flashlight and Dan's talking about a searchlight. What I'm
MH>saying is  that God might have created a beacon just for the Magi,
MH>not a new star  in the sky for all the world to see.

Hmmm...thats novel.

MH> And, I'm not INSISTING that it's true. I fully admit the story of
MH>the  virgin birth could be wholly or partly mythical. I just don't
MH>see any  point in insisting it MUST be.

What about the story of the resurrection?  Could that be wholly
mythical?  What about all the stories of "miracles".  Could they be
completely mythical?  Why are you so ready to disassociate yourself with

the virgin birth idea?  *I* know...it must be more *allegory*...

Cheers!
Brian C. Kolacy

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