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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:47 AM
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I am frightened. I worked on a Sunday and I understand there's this book
that is saying I ought to be killed for it!!!!

Please tell me that we don't have hate literature on our streets like this.

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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:49 AM
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1. Only the Bible
But some folks tell me not to take it too literally...otherwise we would be stoning our neighbors on a daily basis.
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:50 AM
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2. Soooo.... People get to pick and choose what they want?
Hmmmm.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:57 AM
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7. Only the hypocrites.
The rest of us know that the Bible is a study text like any other historical book, not a how-to manual. ;)
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reprehensor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:53 AM
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3. Wrong day.
Saturday is actually the Sabbat.

You're good to go.
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:55 AM
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5. Oh, shit! It's gonna be a massacre! There's stores open all
over town today!

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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 05:49 PM
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29. Can you identify verses in the Bible that specify any particular day of
the week as the day of rest?
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 01:42 PM
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34. Hebrew bible says "seventh day of the week"
This is usually understood to be Saturday. Jesus is said to have risen on the first day--interpreted as Sunday.

Jews interpret the 24 hour Sabbath as being sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. And since the specifications about the Sabbath are in their book, I think they have the right to make the call.

So, Sunday is fine. Work your ass off. But Saturday...
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teach1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:54 AM
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4. That book has been amended somewhat...
...if you work for an organized sport, Wal-Mart, or any right-wing media outlet, it's downright Godly to work on Sunday.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:56 AM
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6. I was living in South Carolina when the blue laws were still
in existance... I also saw the changes when they were amended and the churches were all up in arms when it happened..
The marque in front of one church read: It May Be Man's Law But It Is Not God's Law.
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:03 AM
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8. I remember them as well. The only thing open down here were
Restaurants, hospitals and police stations.

Priorities.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:04 AM
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10. Do they still rope off certain items on Sundays? eom
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:11 AM
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12. We now live in an enlightened age. You can buy anything on
a Sunday that you can buy on a Tuesday.

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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:12 AM
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13. I am sure the Bob Jones Crowd loved that
I lived right down the street from BJU.... Good to see SC has come out of the dark ages....
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cyberia Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-08-06 10:16 AM
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32. I could by a beer in Charleston on Sunday in 2004
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 07:53 PM
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24. There are states and some localities that don't allow alcohol sales Sun.
When I was a child in Ohio, they roped off the alcohol on Sunday. Now alcohol can be sold on Sunday but people in the neighborhood have to vote on it.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:04 AM
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9. I forsee a future when we are rid of that book.
And of the superstitious people who believe it is a message from a non-existant god.
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:37 PM
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17. I'll believe it when I see it...
...with my own eye-stalks.
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manic expression Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 09:57 PM
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30. Maybe
but I'm not holding my breath. I think you are forgetting that fundamentalists are willfully blind to logic and shun truth as a matter of principle. That is about as ignorant as one can get. However, insanity fades with time, so I also forsee such a future as you do.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:04 AM
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11. Dark Sided! n/t
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:08 PM
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15. ***scary****
**yikes**

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Misskittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:47 AM
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14. Actually, folks, it's Saturday that is the Sabbath day of the Bible.
Well, Friday night at sundown to Sat. night at sundown.
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Popol Vuh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:35 PM
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16. From what I understand
And correct me if I am wrong. The Bible teaches that Jesus forgives all sins to the repentant........except one. He will forgive lying, cheating, stealing, raping, assault and murder, etc. But if you deny his existence you are damned forever.

Ok here is goes. Listen closely, I am about to make a statement here on the DU so hundreds can witness what I have to say.

**Jesus does not exist**

He's just one of several mythological pagan idols with the same exact story as most all the other mythological pagan idols.


:smoke:





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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:40 PM
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18. ***Ack*** Poof
n/t
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 10:21 AM
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22. That's what pisses me off about the majority of Christianity.
It teaches that THIS is the way....That their ideas are so brand-spanking new...And would you look at that: THEY AREN'T.

:eyes:
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 03:21 PM
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23. Sorry, you're still covered.
Even that one's forgivable, for most Xian sects.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:11 PM
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25. It's blasphemy against the Holy Spirit that's called unforgivable.
I wish I could tell you for sure what that means, but I can't because I'm not certain. I personally suspect it may have something to do with complete rejection of the spirit of Love.
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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 05:24 PM
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28. It's hilarious how much pride people take in being damned for a position.
Fact is, your disbelief doesn't damn you according to most of the christians sects.
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k_jerome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:07 PM
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19. dude you are obsessed.nt.
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hexola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:19 PM
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20. -T
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:36 AM
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21. Yes indeed
There's a whole crap-load of stuff that book says people should be killed for. Unfortunately it's adherents use the Cafeteria Plan when applying it--they choose which things they want to apply to others, then ignore things they don't want to apply to themselves because they are too inconvenient. The book becomes a weapon in their hands.
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 04:09 PM
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26. What you didn't know? lol
That is the problem with the old testament. You get to die for stupid "shit". I love reading it. In exodus there is an order to be carried out that states; (paraphrased) If two men are fighting and the wife of one man should grab the "secrets" of the opponent than she shall be put to death. There are many descriptions of interesting problems and the solutions at the time. I can't remember where but another describes a scab or sore that grows on the walls of houses and the priest has to take a look and if it isn't gone in 3 weeks the house must be burned.

I guess it worked for them at the time but things aren't like that anymore so you are safe, no death for you this week. lol
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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 05:21 PM
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27. Where'd you hear THAT from? Sounds like bullshit to me.
I wouldn't worry too much about it. Sounds like someone's having a little fun at your expense.
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FM Arouet666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-08-06 01:24 AM
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31. I love a good stoning
I declare that you have sinned against the Lord, working on the blessed day of rest. You shall be condemned, stoning is your punishment. Now, go out there and get stoned. Hey, this religion thing ain't that bad. ;)

I tried to find bible passages about the sabbath and punishments for failing to observe. I found this little number
http://www.cgi.org/booklets/sabbath.cfm

Reading through the page I can only ponder why people are obsessed with religion. Got to get into heaven and live forever, a strong motivator. Strong enough to allow many to accept faith over reason.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-08-06 09:41 PM
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33. "Bible is a study text like any other historical book."
It's a historical book? Really?
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