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  1. The moon-jump rhyme is a clear reference to ANE...

    The moon-jump rhyme is a clear reference to ANE cow-worship. Therefore, the moon-landing myth is evidently also a reference to some Ancient Near Eastern moon-worship myth or ritual.
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    I keep reading “immortality” as “immorality” - &...

    I keep reading “immortality” as “immorality” - & vice versa.
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    I voted Tory - whatever BoJo’s personal failings,...

    I voted Tory - whatever BoJo’s personal failings, letting in Labour would likely be catastrophic. And Brexit needs doing, for real, ASAP. I would only think of voting Labour, if it would stop the...
  4. ”Sanctuary” specifically, is more likely IMHO....

    ”Sanctuary” specifically, is more likely IMHO. The Holy Place, even if not the Holy of Holies.
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    That is too narrowly intellectualist an approach,...

    That is too narrowly intellectualist an approach, IMO. Salvation is not by intelllectual brilliance, argument, or debate, but solely by God’s grace. Truth is as liable to become an idol as anything...
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    Christianity is unappealing because too many...

    Christianity is unappealing because too many Christians are horrendous human beings. There are too many kinds of cognitive dissonance between what they have been/are, and, what they are supposed to...
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    In the interests of better understanding between...

    In the interests of better understanding between atheists and Christians: where is the logical contradiction ?

    FWIW, IMHO, using a category like percentage to discuss the Incarnation is...
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    Just a wild guess based on nothing - but, could...

    Just a wild guess based on nothing - but, could St Luke perhaps have had this in mind: “David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years.” ?
    ...
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    Madam, I’m Adam.

    Madam, I’m Adam.
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    .wonk I .elpoep gnisufnoc diova ot sa os...

    .wonk I .elpoep gnisufnoc diova ot sa os ,ytixelmpoc hcum ot diova oot detnaw I
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    😀 ti tsniaga dediced tub ,taht fo kniht fo kniht...

    😀 ti tsniaga dediced tub ,taht fo kniht fo kniht did I
    .sgniht gnitacilpmoc ni tniop oN .elpmis ti peek ot tseB
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    Annuminas:...

    Annuminas: http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/a/annuminas.php
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    Ysalamiri

    Ysalamiri
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    Good try, but no.

    Good try, but no.
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    daerht esrever ni egassem ehT

    .gnirednow si okrapS esac ni ,ecomlew lla era maps fo smrof rehto dna nocaB .eno fo sginninigeb eht evidorp ot emit hgih demees ti ,esiwerof-yskcab, ro υστερον προτερον skeerG eht yb dellac rennam...
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    With that, compare how at first, Roman law...

    With that, compare how at first, Roman law provided no penalties for the commission of parricide - such a crime was considered unthinkable. Curiously enough, the Torah makes no special provision for...
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    It produced 20 authentic canons. It should not be...

    It produced 20 authentic canons. It should not be confused with Nicea II in 787, which is also Ecumenical. Canons here:https://www.csun.edu/~hcfll004/nicaea.html

    It was presided over by Ossius (or...
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    Christians have a lot of clues. It helps if we...

    Christians have a lot of clues. It helps if we try to avoid thinking of God as occupying a position in space, like a material object. Our thoughts do not occupy space - neither does God.

    An...
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    IMHO, He is not laying down a duty for Christians...

    IMHO, He is not laying down a duty for Christians to observe, but, criticising the Pharisees while addressing His words to other Jews of His (and their) time & place. STM His words cannot...
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    Possibly this - the chapter has in view both the...

    Possibly this - the chapter has in view both the near future of the Jewish War, and also the remote future nearer the Second Coming. And that verse belongs to the near future.

    α. One solution to...
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    Excellent analogy 😀

    Excellent analogy 😀
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    Relevant nonetheless. Plenty of people confuse...

    Relevant nonetheless. Plenty of people confuse the truth of claims about history, with the truth of theological claims. So pointing this out is not off-topic, but is very relevant to it. Distinctions...
  23. He is also a professional Assyriologist 😀🙃😃

    He is also a professional Assyriologist 😀🙃😃
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    Thanks 😀😃 I like Johnnymac’s clarity - even if a...

    Thanks 😀😃 I like Johnnymac’s clarity - even if a milder delivery, now and then, might be no bad thing. Far too many churchmen woffle, and beat about the bush - with JM, one knows where one stands. ...
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    It’s always possible to call explanation...

    It’s always possible to call explanation “rationalising”. What is unsatisfying about my answer ? Is the reasoning bad (for instance) ? And: what would you judge to be an acceptable reply, and why ? I...
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