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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-16-07 11:51 PM
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29. Again, I look at the larger themes--God's constant grace and forgiveness
the prophets' calls to justice and peace, Christ's reaffirmations of what the prophets taught, freedom from fear of all kinds--including death. These are the truths of the Bible.

Not that I expect you to be satisfied with that. But then, I'm not a Christian to impress you.
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  -Bible questions that would irritate Sunday School teachers the world over jpgray  Apr-16-07 10:41 PM   #0 
  - Who did Cain marry is another good one  MadAsHellNewYorker   Apr-16-07 10:42 PM   #1 
  - A fundy once told me that Cain married his sister.  GoddessOfGuinness   Apr-17-07 12:23 AM   #52 
     - but at that time, g-d made it so genetics aren't what they are today...  MadAsHellNewYorker   Apr-17-07 01:26 AM   #78 
        - ...  GoddessOfGuinness   Apr-17-07 01:39 PM   #111 
  - Answers:  Chan790   Apr-16-07 10:43 PM   #2 
  - Maybe A&E had a shitload of kids, like the fundie families do today  notmyprez   Apr-16-07 11:08 PM   #3 
  - Are the historic creeds scriptural? I think we need a line by line proof...  JVS   Apr-16-07 11:10 PM   #4 
  - Is it a sin to eat at reb lobster?  Roon   Apr-16-07 11:15 PM   #5 
  - or cracker barrel, or olive garden?  JVS   Apr-16-07 11:16 PM   #6 
  - Christ Jesus said that it is what comes out of a man's mouth that defiles him...  JVS   Apr-17-07 12:38 AM   #72 
     - Did Christ abolish poly-cotton blends?  youthere   Apr-17-07 11:38 AM   #102 
        - I'm wearing 100% Cotton  JVS   Apr-17-07 11:51 AM   #106 
           - ...  youthere   Apr-17-07 11:59 AM   #108 
           - ...  youthere   Apr-17-07 11:59 AM   #109 
  - EVery SS teacher who's been doing it for more than two weeks  mycritters2   Apr-16-07 11:20 PM   #7 
  - That doesn't answer the question  jpgray   Apr-16-07 11:24 PM   #8 
  - Umm...I don't believe it took just one day  mycritters2   Apr-16-07 11:27 PM   #9 
  - The timeline works like this  JVS   Apr-16-07 11:28 PM   #10 
  - Someone should tell Eve that a vagina isn't a clown car  jpgray   Apr-16-07 11:31 PM   #11 
     - Like she'd fucking listen! She was already told to avoid the apple!  JVS   Apr-16-07 11:31 PM   #13 
  - or how did God create plants  MonkeyFunk   Apr-16-07 11:31 PM   #12 
  - But  MonkeyFunk   Apr-16-07 11:38 PM   #14 
  - Let's not forget Joseph and Mary--most uneventful honeymoon ever?  jpgray   Apr-16-07 11:39 PM   #16 
  - I tend to look at the large themes, not the individual stories, for my  mycritters2   Apr-16-07 11:42 PM   #18 
  - I think the atheists you refer to aren't literalists, but are attacking literalists  jpgray   Apr-16-07 11:45 PM   #23 
  - Yes, but if I tell them I don't believe such things, they tell me I MUST  mycritters2   Apr-16-07 11:48 PM   #26 
     - Well, you're doing the same thing you abhor--generalizing about a diverse group of people  jpgray   Apr-16-07 11:51 PM   #28 
        - I was married to one. And he had friends.  mycritters2   Apr-16-07 11:55 PM   #31 
  - But even without literalism  MonkeyFunk   Apr-16-07 11:48 PM   #25 
     - Again, I look at the larger themes--God's constant grace and forgiveness  mycritters2   Apr-16-07 11:51 PM   #29 
     - Well we can both agree that's probably best  MonkeyFunk   Apr-16-07 11:55 PM   #32 
        - Obviously, one simply picks and chooses. nt  mycritters2   Apr-16-07 11:57 PM   #34 
        - That made me uneasy too. Then I realized that it wasn't my job to decide what...  JVS   Apr-17-07 12:22 AM   #50 
           - yep, they'll decide for ya!! nt  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 12:24 AM   #56 
           - I was raised in the Missouri Synod...  youthere   Apr-17-07 11:42 AM   #104 
     - Well there were the Nestorian Christians, etc.  jpgray   Apr-16-07 11:56 PM   #33 
     - I disagree that it is a requirement to being a Christian  Fran Kubelik   Apr-17-07 09:41 AM   #89 
  - Why do you hate Jesus?  Chan790   Apr-16-07 11:42 PM   #19 
  - The double creation stories  JoDog   Apr-17-07 10:01 AM   #93 
  - There are also two different genealogies listed for Jesus  Frank Cannon   Apr-17-07 11:41 AM   #103 
  - I really almost hate these kind of questions. Beliefs are not going  Shell Beau   Apr-16-07 11:39 PM   #15 
  - I hope no one takes this thread that seriously--my fault if someone does  jpgray   Apr-16-07 11:41 PM   #17 
     - You've never visited R/T, have you? nt  mycritters2   Apr-16-07 11:42 PM   #20 
     - Nope  jpgray   Apr-16-07 11:43 PM   #22 
        - Neither will anyone over there. Trust me. nt  mycritters2   Apr-16-07 11:46 PM   #24 
     - You know how the lounge can get!!  Shell Beau   Apr-16-07 11:43 PM   #21 
  - Do people really believe that Jesus was the only magical human in the universe's history?  Oregonian   Apr-16-07 11:48 PM   #27 
  - Making fun of people's faith is really not an attractive trait.  mycritters2   Apr-16-07 11:52 PM   #30 
     - Neither is making fun of people's  MonkeyFunk   Apr-17-07 12:03 AM   #35 
     - It was my hometown, too,  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 12:05 AM   #37 
        - Ann Ecdotal and her many friends aside  jpgray   Apr-17-07 12:06 AM   #39 
        - Four break-ins in a year. That's statistically significant.  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 12:08 AM   #40 
           - In a city the size of Chicago, it isn't.  jpgray   Apr-17-07 12:10 AM   #42 
           - Do people in St. Cloud refer to their public high schools as "snake pits"? nt  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 12:11 AM   #44 
           - You're right.  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 12:13 AM   # 
              - No, the meme is to avoid generalizing about millions of people based on anecdotal experience  jpgray   Apr-17-07 12:17 AM   #48 
              - Chicagoans do it themselves.  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 12:23 AM   #51 
                 - I'm not pro-Chicago or anti-you, I'm anti-generalization  jpgray   Apr-17-07 12:24 AM   #55 
                    - Ah  MonkeyFunk   Apr-17-07 12:27 AM   #59 
              - Whatever gets Daley his olympics  JoDog   Apr-17-07 10:05 AM   #94 
           - You don't know much about statistics, do you?  Blue-Jay   Apr-17-07 11:08 AM   #96 
        - Have I said one word  MonkeyFunk   Apr-17-07 12:13 AM   #46 
        - you know THAT barmaid? The one the off duty cop attacked?  JVS   Apr-17-07 03:00 AM   #80 
           - No, I don't think she knows that bartender  Susang   Apr-17-07 03:36 AM   #81 
              - Did your kid avoid the snake pit?  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 10:00 AM   #92 
     - Well, I know I can be an ass. But still, I just don't get it, and I never get a good explanation.  Oregonian   Apr-17-07 12:04 AM   #36 
        - Because Christians are morans. Obviously. nt  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 12:06 AM   #38 
           - Well, that's another non-explanation.  Oregonian   Apr-17-07 12:09 AM   #41 
              - Who's ignoring all but the last 2000 years?  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 12:10 AM   #43 
                 - It's just a reference to Jesus being the focus of everything.  Oregonian   Apr-17-07 12:13 AM   #45 
                 - This won't do it for you, so I don't know why I'm bothering, but  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 12:17 AM   #47 
                 - ...  Oregonian   Apr-17-07 12:23 AM   #54 
                    - I don't actually believe Jesus died for my sins  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 12:26 AM   #58 
                       - I see  MonkeyFunk   Apr-17-07 12:28 AM   #60 
                       - See, that was a joke.  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 12:29 AM   #61 
                          - It sure didn't read as a joke. nt  Oregonian   Apr-17-07 12:32 AM   #63 
                          - Okay, does this help:  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 12:33 AM   #66 
                          - Which one was a joke?  MonkeyFunk   Apr-17-07 12:32 AM   #65 
                             - I really am going to ignore you now. Buh-bye. nt  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 12:34 AM   #67 
                             - Yes  MonkeyFunk   Apr-17-07 12:36 AM   #69 
                                - One last one, since you seem to need to keep this up  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 12:38 AM   #73 
                                   - heheh  MonkeyFunk   Apr-17-07 12:42 AM   #75 
                                   - Funny, 12 years of Catholic school and I was never taught that one  Susang   Apr-17-07 03:44 AM   #83 
                                      - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-17-07 03:55 AM   #84 
                                         - I don't believe Jesus died for my sins, as I've already stated.  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 09:58 AM   #91 
                             - Quit pestering the cleric!  JVS   Apr-17-07 12:34 AM   #68 
                                - Yes  MonkeyFunk   Apr-17-07 12:37 AM   #71 
                                   - I just searched for Saint Lucretia and found the coolest page ever  JVS   Apr-17-07 12:43 AM   #76 
                                      - OMG...  MonkeyFunk   Apr-17-07 12:44 AM   #77 
                       - Yes -- as JVS pointed out, post # 9 was what I based that on.  Oregonian   Apr-17-07 12:31 AM   #62 
                          - Well, for clarity, I don't believe in substitutionary atonement  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 12:32 AM   #64 
                          - That was monkeyfunk, not me  JVS   Apr-17-07 12:36 AM   #70 
                 - There was not a moment that passed before Jesus  JVS   Apr-17-07 12:19 AM   #49 
                    - I don't believe that.  mycritters2   Apr-17-07 12:23 AM   #53 
                       - Well, I was just letting Oregonian know that the presumption that there...  JVS   Apr-17-07 12:25 AM   #57 
                 - The christians have to ignore the Old Testament to believe Jesus is the Messiah  Perragrande   Apr-17-07 05:15 AM   #85 
                    - *some* christians  Fran Kubelik   Apr-17-07 10:10 AM   #95 
  - Just to be clear, this is a silly Lounge thread--nobody's belief system should be at stake here  jpgray   Apr-17-07 12:40 AM   #74 
  - groovy...  bridgit   Apr-17-07 01:32 AM   #79 
  - Do robots with human brains have souls?  Dr Fate   Apr-17-07 03:39 AM   #82 
  - Adam and Eve were the first, but the Bible never says they were  lady of texas   Apr-17-07 06:07 AM   #86 
  - Did the Corinthians write back?  meegbear   Apr-17-07 07:17 AM   #87 
  - Very good question.  Fran Kubelik   Apr-17-07 09:45 AM   #90 
  - Does my penis make me a bad boy?  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Apr-17-07 09:23 AM   #88 
  - Yes.  Oregonian   Apr-17-07 11:17 AM   #100 
  - NoelMN asked me the other week if God is an elf.  LaraMN   Apr-17-07 11:13 AM   #97 
  - true story...  turtlensue   Apr-17-07 11:17 AM   #98 
  - Since I actually managed to irritate a nun,  SOteric   Apr-17-07 11:17 AM   #99 
  - Oh no You dinnit!  youthere   Apr-17-07 11:49 AM   #105 
  - holy mother of god that is funny  Fran Kubelik   Apr-17-07 11:55 AM   #107 
  - Here's the one I asked my Sunday School teacher...  youthere   Apr-17-07 11:36 AM   #101 
  - Why do two of the Gospels give different geneologies for Jesus?  Deep13   Apr-17-07 12:56 PM   #110 
 

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