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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:24 PM

CHRISTIANS Y U NOT AT LEAST ORIGINAL?



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Reply CHRISTIANS Y U NOT AT LEAST ORIGINAL? (Original post)
Ian David Jun 2012 OP
OriginalGeek Jun 2012 #1
Ian David Jun 2012 #2
Kennah Jun 2012 #12
redqueen Jun 2012 #3
OriginalGeek Jun 2012 #6
redqueen Jun 2012 #7
WhollyHeretic Jun 2012 #4
OriginalGeek Jun 2012 #5
WhollyHeretic Jun 2012 #10
daaron Jun 2012 #8
onager Jun 2012 #9
progressoid Jun 2012 #11
LiberalFighter Jun 2012 #13
Ian David Jul 2012 #14

Response to Ian David (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:49 PM

1. lolz

I've seen this before but thought I had also seen criticism in that some of the previous gods' attributes were misrepresented or something.

Either way I'm stealing it and will use it if I don't see some valid objections. The "Y u no..." meme makes me laugh.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:13 PM

2. I have faith that it's accurate. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 04:48 AM

12. That statement is dangerously close to "Everything Harry Mudd says is a lie."

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:34 PM

3. Yep.

But it's a rage comic, probably not intended to be taken as if it was thoroughly fact checked.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:57 PM

6. Close enough for government work

It outta tweak my little brothers on Facebook so that's good enough for me.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:09 PM

7. Precisely.

And if someone is bothered by it enough to go digging for facts to disprove it, that can't be a bad thing.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:47 PM

4. Those stories were all planted there by the devil. Just like dinosaur bones

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Response to WhollyHeretic (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:56 PM

5. lol, my mom believed that.

She was a YEC.

She used to get mad at me for harrumphing when she talked about shit like the Paluxy river dinosaur tracks.

But she still bought me a kick-ass pair of Lucchese ostrich skin boots for christmas a few years ago.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:02 PM

10. When I left a job years ago a Jehovah's Witness I worked with gave me some going away presents

including a book stating that fossils were planted by the devil. I was young and had no idea people actually believed such crazy crap.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:13 PM

8. Just the tip of the iceberg.

 

Each of the above shares additional connections, as well as the obvious similarities in the mythologies themselves. There are cultural and linguistic connections to early Christianity available to the Hellenized diaspora into which the inhabitants of Judea were thrown or fled. Even in the case of Krishna, the prototype was available as near as Alexandria for centuries before the alleged birth of Christ.

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Response to daaron (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:44 PM

9. Alexandria has a literal monument to religious blending

From 2005-09, I lived in Alexandria.

One of its most famous - and weirdest - monuments is the huge underground burial catacomb at Kom El-Shuqafa. The place is a short walk from another famous landmark, the remains of the Serapeum under Pompey's Pillar. Which was the last location of the Alexandria Library. Wall niches where the Library's scrolls were stored are still there and visible.

Kom El-Shuqafa is nearly psychedelic in its all-over-the-place religious symbolism. Over one doorway there's an elaborate mural of Osiris in the underworld, right above a painting of Persephone being dragged off to Hades.

One doorway is flanked by statues of the ancient Egyptian gods Anubis and Sobek (The Crocodile God). But they're wearing the armor and uniforms of Roman soldiers. Seeing a crocodile-headed god crammed into Roman armor is just...bizarre.

There are life-size statues of an elderly Roman couple, judging by their togas and other dress. But they're posed in ancient Egyptian death symbolism. (And they probably occupied one of the tombs at some time.)

Then there's a big shrine with a mixed pile of human and horse bones - dedicated to one of my personal favorite goddesses, Nemesis. Along with having a really bad attitude, she was also the patron goddess of jockeys and horse trainers. IIRC, according to local legend, the shrine was financed by a local Alexandrian jockey who fell off a horse and was told he would never walk again. When he recovered, he claimed it was a miracle from Nemesis.

Top that, Benny Hinn!

More info:

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/komelshuqafa.htm



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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:41 AM

11. QI: Christianity is not original

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 09:48 AM

13. Don't forget that it was originally a Jewish religion

That the christians tagged on to their own to give it more credibility. Same for the muslims and all of the different branches of christianity.

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Response to Ian David (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 09:24 AM

14. ATHEISTS Y U NO CHECK FACTS?

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