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Fri Jul 26, 2019, 09:55 AM

Two of everything, huh?




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Reply Two of everything, huh? (Original post)
True Dough Jul 2019 OP
NeoGreen Jul 2019 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2019 #2
NeoGreen Jul 2019 #3
Jim__ Jul 2019 #14
TreasonousBastard Jul 2019 #4
Act_of_Reparation Jul 2019 #5
True Dough Jul 2019 #6
NeoGreen Jul 2019 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2019 #15
Act_of_Reparation Jul 2019 #8
Act_of_Reparation Jul 2019 #9
Act_of_Reparation Jul 2019 #10
MineralMan Jul 2019 #12
Pendrench Jul 2019 #13
Major Nikon Jul 2019 #17
Pendrench Jul 2019 #20
edhopper Jul 2019 #18
Pendrench Jul 2019 #21
edhopper Jul 2019 #23
Pendrench Jul 2019 #25
trev Jul 2019 #28
Pendrench Jul 2019 #32
trev Jul 2019 #34
Pendrench Jul 2019 #39
MineralMan Jul 2019 #11
True Dough Jul 2019 #16
LuvNewcastle Jul 2019 #27
uriel1972 Jul 2019 #41
LuvNewcastle Jul 2019 #49
guillaumeb Jul 2019 #19
Cartoonist Jul 2019 #22
guillaumeb Jul 2019 #24
trev Jul 2019 #29
Major Nikon Jul 2019 #31
trev Jul 2019 #33
Major Nikon Jul 2019 #35
trev Jul 2019 #36
Major Nikon Jul 2019 #48
procon Jul 2019 #51
guillaumeb Jul 2019 #37
trev Jul 2019 #38
guillaumeb Jul 2019 #40
trev Jul 2019 #42
guillaumeb Jul 2019 #43
trev Jul 2019 #44
guillaumeb Jul 2019 #45
trev Jul 2019 #46
guillaumeb Jul 2019 #47
NeoGreen Jul 2019 #50
guillaumeb Jul 2019 #53
rickford66 Jul 2019 #26
Major Nikon Jul 2019 #30
pansypoo53219 Jul 2019 #52

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 10:15 AM

1. To repeat, they literally believe this or some other similar absurdity...

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Or, they have been subjected to an intentional and systematic indoctrination that has infected them with absurd ideas.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 10:21 AM

2. Why would penguins need an ark? They swim.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 10:29 AM

3. My question has always been about the fish...

...freshwater fish in saltwater or saltwater fish in fresh rain water... hmmmm...

Not to mention the insects and arachnids...

In the United States, the number of described species is approximately 91,000. The undescribed species of insects in the United States, however, is estimated at some 73,000. The largest numbers of described species in the U.S. fall into four insect Orders: Coleoptera (beetles) at 23,700, Diptera (flies) at 19,600, Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps) at 17,500, and Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) at 11,500.


https://www.si.edu/spotlight/buginfo/bugnos

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 04:50 PM

14. :)

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 10:30 AM

4. I got thrown out of Sunday School for asking...

what they did with all the elephant shit.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 11:30 AM

5. There are also grown adults who believe a carpenter rose from the dead.

But that's totes different, ammirite?

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 12:26 PM

6. On that note...

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 12:32 PM

7. Totes...

...or so the story goes.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 04:58 PM

15. It would have been more believable if he'd been a plumber.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 02:21 PM

8. There are grown adults who believe there's an invisible wizard who lives in the sky...

...who will forgive you your sins no matter how those you've wronged might feel about it.

But that's totes different, amirite?

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 02:24 PM

9. There are grown adults who believe an invisible sky tyrant wants the tip of your penis.

And he'll get real mad if he doesn't get it.

But that's totes different, amirite?

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 02:27 PM

10. There are grown adults who think crackers and wine become actual flesh and blood...

...because some quasi-magician said some words. And none of them seemed bothered by the fact that if it were actually true, they'd be vampires and cannibals.

But that's totes different, amirite?

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 03:51 PM

12. Indeed. Even highly-educated Cardinals and Popes.

Imagine that!

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 03:57 PM

13. Hi Act_of_Reparation - You are correct, as a Catholic I believe that during the celebration of the

mass, the bread and wine become the actual body and blood of Christ.

As for being a vampire/cannibal, that is certainly one way to look at it

Wishing you well and peace!

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 08:22 AM

17. Does it taste like chicken?

Asking for a friend.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 07:49 PM

20. Hi Major Nikon - Thank you for taking the time to respond to my post.

Actually, the taste can vary from church to church (depending on how the host are prepared) - but as of yet, I haven't found one that tastes like chicken - if I find one that does, I'll be sure to post about it

Wishing you well and peace -

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 09:37 AM

18. So if a Dr were to take a sample from your stomach

they would have Christ's DNA?
Why has this not been done?

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Response to edhopper (Reply #18)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 08:09 PM

21. Hi edhopper - thank you for responding to my post.

As I understand it, once consecrated the bread and wine retain their physical attributes, so I'm not sure if it would be possible to distinguish and/or detect the DNA of Christ...however if someone did want to conduct such a test, it could be done at the moment of consecration, so there would be no need of taking a sample from my stomach - it could be done before the host is ingested.

In any event, this is my belief - and I imagine to those outside of the Catholic faith this sounds both illogical and ridiculous.

Thank you again for asking - I appreciate your respectful questions and the opportunity to discuss this with you

Wishing you well and peace

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:09 PM

23. Thanks Tim

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Response to edhopper (Reply #23)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 10:14 PM

25. You're very welcome.

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Response to Pendrench (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 10:39 PM

28. At what point of the digestive process?

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Response to trev (Reply #28)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:38 AM

32. Hi trev - thank you for responding to my post.

Actually, it is my belief that the host/wine become the body/blood of Christ at the moment of consecration - so that would be before any point in the digestive process.

I hope that I've answered your question - thank you again for the chance to discuss this with you.

Wishing you well and peace.

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 12:39 PM

34. Thanks. I was just curious.... nt

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Response to trev (Reply #34)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 03:26 PM

39. Hi trev - you are very welcome.

I appreciate the conversation

Tim

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 03:50 PM

11. Plus all those species native to North America.

What about those. How did they get there? No Mule Deer in the Middle East. No gray squirrels, either. And what about armadillos? That's a long swim for them.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 06:05 PM

16. And where did they get

the two Bigfoots? I guess for the sake of grammar that should be Bigfeet?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 10:35 PM

27. I've listened to enough paranormal radio to know that

'bigfoots' is plural of 'bigfoot,' not 'bigfeet.' I don't know why that is, but that's what I've been told by numerous paranormal researchers and investigators. Maybe it doesn't seem as awkward as 'sasquatches?'

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #27)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 06:08 PM

41. I would have thought that "Bigfoot" would serve

as singular and plural like sheep or fish...

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #41)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 09:13 PM

49. I've heard it that way, too, just never Bigfeet.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 02:42 PM

19. Consider the Ark story as a parable.

The Ark is a hard shelled thing filled with life.

Much like a nut, or seed. And when placed in the ground, it produces life.

Consider the flood as a parable also. Water appears many times in the Bible as a symbol of cleansing, as well as necessary for life.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #19)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:00 PM

22. Consider the Bible as bologna

Pay no attention to what is actually written. Someone will be along shortly to tell you what it means. He may already be here.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #22)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 09:10 PM

24. Parables are everywhere in the Bible.

But if you are a literalist, I understand.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #24)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 10:42 PM

29. If you're not a literalist, then why believe that god is literally there?

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Response to trev (Reply #29)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 08:35 AM

31. He only uses the term "literalist" as a pejorative for non-believers

Not so much for the majority of Christians in the US who subscribe to an extremely literal interpretation of the bible.

Kinda funny how that works.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #31)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 12:36 PM

33. Oh, wow.

I've never seen that tactic before.

And yes, it's distressing how many people think every (heavily redacted) word of the Bible is true.

Thanks.

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Response to trev (Reply #33)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 01:28 PM

35. More honest than claiming the bible is both true and false at the same time

Some people like to claim the bible is infallible, but when faced with the reality of demonstrably false shit in the bible, they simply pivot and claim what the bible actually says is not what it literally says. Of the two approaches, one requires a higher level of self-delusion.

I suppose we should just be thankful they don't BBQ us in the town square for calling bullshit anymore.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #35)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 02:51 PM

36. Oh, the RW type would love to do that....

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Response to trev (Reply #36)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 08:53 PM

48. Exactly

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #35)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 10:27 PM

51. In that case a book of blank pages and

a box of crayons would work just as well.

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Response to trev (Reply #29)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 02:59 PM

37. I am not a Biblical literalist. eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #37)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 03:25 PM

38. So you think the Christian god is a parable?

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Response to trev (Reply #38)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 04:17 PM

40. NO... eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #40)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 07:39 PM

42. Then please answer my actual question, instead of the one you posited in its place.

I did not ask you if you were a literalist. I asked you why a non-literalist should believe in a literal god.

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Response to trev (Reply #42)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 08:03 PM

43. Faith. eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #43)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 08:05 PM

44. Then why not faith in Noah's Ark?

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Response to trev (Reply #44)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 08:08 PM

45. Faith in the existence of the Creator

is all that is needed.

And as a literature major in two language areas, and one who studied some theology at a Jesuit University, I am reasonably familiar with the constant use of metaphor in the Bible.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #45)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 08:22 PM

46. You continue to evade the question. Thanks anyway.



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Response to trev (Reply #46)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 08:24 PM

47. Reread my answer, Especially the first line.

You are welcome.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #45)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 10:16 PM

50. Is that assertion taken from the bible'....

...literally, or verbatum?

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Response to NeoGreen (Reply #50)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 01:48 PM

53. It is my opinion.

Not original to me, of course.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #22)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 10:34 PM

26. I rarely laugh out loud while reading DU.

Thanks.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #22)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 07:41 AM

30. With metaphor all things are possible

Jesus said that...metaphorically.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 10:43 PM

52. no, the small australia ones swam north.

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