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11 Feb 2009, 9:20 am

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only god knows that i am an atheist.


You just told all of us.


but only he knows if i am telling the truth


Ah so!



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13 Feb 2009, 4:46 am

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only god knows that i am an atheist.

So does James the unicorn.


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13 Feb 2009, 9:30 am

I don't believe in James.


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13 Feb 2009, 10:14 am

The unicorns were among the creatures Noah overlooked as he was populating the Ark with two of every kind. Unicorns, fairies, and for obvious reasons, the giants. No kidding, there are actual scriptural references to giants existing in the OT.

NB: No matter how big the Ark might have been, it couldn't possiby have contained specimens of every species on Earth let alone sustain them for the duration of the Flood. This story, like many others, is best read as symbol, parable and metaphor. The truth it conveys is real, IMO. But if you ask me it's written in some kind of symbolic shorthand which may have been the only viable mode of storytelling in those instances.

Use your judgement when reading/interpreting scripture, which is what I do. Stories like Noah's Ark & the Garden of Eden are obviously (to my mind) meant to serve as symbol/parable/metaphor.



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13 Feb 2009, 3:16 pm

I'm Atheist but my parents insist I'm Catholic, so I'm just letting them think that since the last time I told them they went ballistic.
I don't really see what the harm in doing so is, I'm doing my confirmation this year and I only see the Catholic church loosing out, all I do is say a couple of lines.
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13 Feb 2009, 3:34 pm

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I'm Atheist but my parents insist I'm Catholic, so I'm just letting them think that since the last time I told them they went ballistic.
I don't really see what the harm in doing so is, I'm doing my confirmation this year and I only see the Catholic church loosing out, all I do is say a couple of lines.
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Why undergo the rite of confirmation at all if it would be insincere? You can opt out of getting confirmed, you know.



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13 Feb 2009, 4:07 pm

slowmutant wrote:
Emor wrote:
I'm Atheist but my parents insist I'm Catholic, so I'm just letting them think that since the last time I told them they went ballistic.
I don't really see what the harm in doing so is, I'm doing my confirmation this year and I only see the Catholic church loosing out, all I do is say a couple of lines.
EMZ=]


Why undergo the rite of confirmation at all if it would be insincere? You can opt out of getting confirmed, you know.


He wants to have peace with his parents.

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14 Feb 2009, 4:39 am

Some freak deer-type animals will only pruduce a single, central horn.
A comment on the unicorn-issue.


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14 Feb 2009, 7:50 am

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Some freak deer-type animals will only pruduce a single, central horn.
A comment on the unicorn-issue.


Yes, but that's a deformity.



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14 Feb 2009, 8:04 am

slowmutant wrote:
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Some freak deer-type animals will only pruduce a single, central horn.
A comment on the unicorn-issue.


Yes, but that's a deformity.


When the Neanderthals gave birth to the first Cromagnons that was probably considered a deformity also.



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14 Feb 2009, 8:14 am

Sand wrote:
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Some freak deer-type animals will only pruduce a single, central horn.
A comment on the unicorn-issue.


Yes, but that's a deformity.


When the Neanderthals gave birth to the first Cromagnons that was probably considered a deformity also.


You may be right about that. It's not like we can ask them.



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14 Feb 2009, 8:47 am

slowmutant wrote:
Sand wrote:
slowmutant wrote:
PLA wrote:
Some freak deer-type animals will only pruduce a single, central horn.
A comment on the unicorn-issue.


Yes, but that's a deformity.


When the Neanderthals gave birth to the first Cromagnons that was probably considered a deformity also.


You may be right about that. It's not like we can ask them.


As a matter of fact, there isn't much conversation going with deer type animals either.



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14 Feb 2009, 10:51 pm

slowmutant wrote:
The unicorns were among the creatures Noah overlooked as he was populating the Ark with two of every kind. Unicorns, fairies, and for obvious reasons, the giants. No kidding, there are actual scriptural references to giants existing in the OT.

NB: No matter how big the Ark might have been, it couldn't possiby have contained specimens of every species on Earth let alone sustain them for the duration of the Flood. This story, like many others, is best read as symbol, parable and metaphor. The truth it conveys is real, IMO. But if you ask me it's written in some kind of symbolic shorthand which may have been the only viable mode of storytelling in those instances.

Use your judgement when reading/interpreting scripture, which is what I do. Stories like Noah's Ark & the Garden of Eden are obviously (to my mind) meant to serve as symbol/parable/metaphor.

I'm guessing Noah overlooked Dinosaurs as well?


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14 Feb 2009, 11:35 pm

Sand wrote:
slowmutant wrote:
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Some freak deer-type animals will only pruduce a single, central horn.
A comment on the unicorn-issue.


Yes, but that's a deformity.


When the Neanderthals gave birth to the first Cromagnons that was probably considered a deformity also.

The first H. sapiens were not descended from Neanderthals, although the basic point holds.


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14 Feb 2009, 11:35 pm

z0rp wrote:
slowmutant wrote:
The unicorns were among the creatures Noah overlooked as he was populating the Ark with two of every kind. Unicorns, fairies, and for obvious reasons, the giants. No kidding, there are actual scriptural references to giants existing in the OT.

NB: No matter how big the Ark might have been, it couldn't possiby have contained specimens of every species on Earth let alone sustain them for the duration of the Flood. This story, like many others, is best read as symbol, parable and metaphor. The truth it conveys is real, IMO. But if you ask me it's written in some kind of symbolic shorthand which may have been the only viable mode of storytelling in those instances.

Use your judgement when reading/interpreting scripture, which is what I do. Stories like Noah's Ark & the Garden of Eden are obviously (to my mind) meant to serve as symbol/parable/metaphor.


I'm guessing Noah overlooked Dinosaurs as well?


They were probably long extinct by then.