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    Given the reactions of so many Christians to...

    Given the reactions of so many Christians to anything that they deem mocks or challenges their pietistic views of various biblical figures it was predicated on evidence.

    It was a lighthearted...
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    I will make this observation about you rogue06,...

    I will make this observation about you rogue06, you never fail to disappoint.
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    In all seriousness why should I move my topic...

    In all seriousness why should I move my topic elsewhere?

    Furthermore, reading his blog review on this book, Holding has a tendency to be economical with the actualité when it suits him.
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    Directly? Virtually nothing.

    Directly? Virtually nothing.
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    Nah. 'E don't like me cos I mock 'im and his...

    Nah. 'E don't like me cos I mock 'im and his stupid animations.
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    When you write "biology" do you mean the natural...

    When you write "biology" do you mean the natural world in general or a specific interest in the discipline? If you take a biology degree there are lots of openings for you apart from teaching. I do...
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    A comment that makes it quite clear you have not...

    A comment that makes it quite clear you have not read her work. The book has nothing to do with "the scriptures" but with known historical events from the late first century CE.

    All of 'em. I...
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    Rather as the British PM Tony Blair added a...

    Rather as the British PM Tony Blair added a glottal stop when he was getting down with certain types of voter.
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    If you have not read Moss you cannot know if what...

    If you have not read Moss you cannot know if what Holding states is correct.
  10. There are logical absolutes but various forms of...

    There are logical absolutes but various forms of logic are not of themselves absolute as has been commented on by other contributors.

    I suppose you might as well believe the fairies were doing it.
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    Well the USA looks set fair for the next four...

    Well the USA looks set fair for the next four years then. Given that it will have one or other of two mentally impaired septuagenarians running the show.
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    It was a very amusing piece. That you consider...

    It was a very amusing piece. That you consider it "dumber than others" is merely your interpretation predicated on your biases.

    We can never know "the actual intent of the author(s)".

    I...
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    People see exactly what they want to see. Biden...

    People see exactly what they want to see. Biden is the bęte noire and so Biden must be accused at every possible occasion.

    I am sure he holds views that are not deemed PC in today's world. I...
  14. Why? Perhaps I am. Perhaps all our past...

    Why?


    Perhaps I am. Perhaps all our past exchanges and our respective lives are mere illusions and we have suddenly been brought into existence at this exact moment.

    Yet you select the...
  15. I cannot read the entire article as that site...

    I cannot read the entire article as that site will not open here.

    From what you have posted, and given New York's experiences with this disease, I do not see these precautions as anything...
  16. What is that supposed to infer? The fact is that...

    What is that supposed to infer? The fact is that when people have hallucinations or they are often fully convinced they are conscious and the experience is real - hence the "experiences" of various...
  17. Not necessarily. If you did have an...

    Not necessarily.

    If you did have an hallucination how would you know it was an hallucination?

    In the fourteenth century people believed a lot of things that today we know are nonsense.

    If...
  18. It emphasises the paradox that those who believe...

    It emphasises the paradox that those who believe in a good, omniscient, and omnipotent being cannot adequately explain the existence of suffering and evil.

    Hence, as you remarked, alternatives...
  19. Thank you but [a] I would not presume and [b] I...

    Thank you but [a] I would not presume and [b] I do not have slightest interest.
  20. Thank you. However, I suggest you apply Occam's...

    Thank you. However, I suggest you apply Occam's razor.

    In all probability you experienced something like a dust-devil - a mini vortex. The piece of plant material was quite small - 15-18 cm -...
  21. Your opinion is "pretty much Christian theology"?...

    Your opinion is "pretty much Christian theology"? Really? You hold yourself in rather high regard.
  22. Am I to infer that in answer to the question "Am...

    Am I to infer that in answer to the question "Am I to understand you are claiming a fern floated freely? " Your answer is "yes"?

    And in response to the question "Was someone performing...
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    You are very free with your pronouncements on...

    You are very free with your pronouncements on other people's thought processes and behaviour.

    Edited to add. The fact is that whether a journalist is black, white, blue, pink or green, journalism...
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    In your opinion.
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    Then we must agree to disagree. With hindsight...

    Then we must agree to disagree. With hindsight we can always think of the perfect riposte. Biden was caught "on the spot" and, probably irritated by the question, responded with a similar attempt at...
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