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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 01:56 PM
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3. I used to see rattlers regularly when I worked on a California ranch, and I'll say that
I never confused them with flowers

I had a "live and let live" attitude, except for slaughtering for meat, so I didn't kill rattlers I saw. I also figured the snakes kept down the gopher population, and the gophers were a gigantic nuisance, boring holes in irrigation ditch banks that would cause failures requiring major repairs

Maybe I should have killed rattlers: one of the ranch-hand's kids was bitten once.
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  -Here is William Tyndale's view of Christianity, from his preface to his 1534 translation struggle4progress  Apr-28-11 01:28 PM   #0 
  - If you are in the spirit of love.  RandomThoughts   Apr-28-11 01:35 PM   #1 
  - I used to see rattlers regularly when I worked on a California ranch, and I'll say that  struggle4progress   Apr-28-11 01:56 PM   #3 
  - I am talking in metaphor.  RandomThoughts   Apr-28-11 02:08 PM   #6 
     - I can't remember for sure, but maybe that's one reason I stopped dropping acid  struggle4progress   Apr-28-11 02:17 PM   #8 
        - Heh, funny.  RandomThoughts   Apr-28-11 02:34 PM   #10 
  - Or for more clarity.  RandomThoughts   Apr-29-11 11:26 AM   #35 
  - recommend  xchrom   Apr-28-11 01:39 PM   #2 
  - Those verses are still all in the Bible but many choose to ignore them.  jwirr   Apr-28-11 01:58 PM   #4 
  - The Golden Rule doesn't work well with masochists  jberryhill   Apr-28-11 02:03 PM   #5 
  - Yeah, when I have to give gifts, I always give books that I really want to read. Since my tastes  struggle4progress   Apr-28-11 02:46 PM   #11 
     - Lol... I know somebody like that  jberryhill   Apr-28-11 02:53 PM   #12 
     - I have given up giving people things entirely. I give only notices of donations.  dimbear   Apr-28-11 06:18 PM   #15 
     - So you deliberately give people gifts that you KNOW they won't want?  darkstar3   Apr-28-11 06:20 PM   #16 
        - Hey, I was gonna get you a copy of van der Waerden's Moderne Algebra for your birthday  struggle4progress   Apr-28-11 06:26 PM   #17 
           - Tool.  darkstar3   Apr-28-11 06:47 PM   #21 
              - You have a great sense of hubris  struggle4progress   Apr-28-11 06:49 PM   #22 
                 - Says the man who wrote #11.  darkstar3   Apr-28-11 06:54 PM   #24 
                    - Shall I explain #11 to you? Jokes usually lose something in the explaining, I fear.  struggle4progress   Apr-28-11 07:17 PM   #25 
                       - All that reading you do, and you can't tell the difference between 11 and 22?  darkstar3   Apr-28-11 07:22 PM   #26 
                          - The briefer explanation seemed preferable to a longer one, but perhaps I over-condensed.  struggle4progress   Apr-28-11 07:30 PM   #27 
  - Time for a good song.  RandomThoughts   Apr-28-11 02:13 PM   #7 
  - But the religious right practices this -- do unto others as you would have them do unto you:  damntexdem   Apr-28-11 02:19 PM   #9 
  - Nice job of cherry picking  skepticscott   Apr-28-11 06:11 PM   #13 
  - I think Tyndale expresses his view of that early in "The Parable of the Wicked Mammon" --  struggle4progress   Apr-28-11 06:33 PM   #19 
     - Do you not even recognize  skepticscott   Apr-28-11 07:40 PM   #28 
        - You seem to regard the explication of a view, as an attempt to provide an overwhelming logical  struggle4progress   Apr-28-11 09:56 PM   #29 
           - You conveniently avoid mentioning  skepticscott   Apr-29-11 05:17 AM   #33 
  - "and that he which loveth, doth of his own accord all that the law requireth"  darkstar3   Apr-28-11 06:13 PM   #14 
  - Tyndale was certainly a brave soul. A heroic figure of the day.  dimbear   Apr-28-11 06:26 PM   #18 
  - His "heresy" consisted of translating much of the Bible into English  struggle4progress   Apr-28-11 06:37 PM   #20 
     - To be completely punctilious, his heresy was printing his translation.  dimbear   Apr-28-11 06:50 PM   #23 
        - I am not a scholar on this, so perhaps get some details wrong. From Shaff's encyclopedia,  struggle4progress   Apr-28-11 10:15 PM   #30 
           - Another curious corner of history. Looking around the interwebs, I see  dimbear   Apr-29-11 12:46 AM   #31 
              - Tyndale translated a certain Greek word as 'congregation' rather than 'church'  struggle4progress   Apr-29-11 02:22 AM   #32 
  - Right, we just have to subordinate our normal human thoughts and behavior...  Deep13   Apr-29-11 10:08 AM   #34 

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