What’s with all the baby socks in a same-sex household? There is a reason why you see no Cindy-Lou Who. (Someone needs to have a little talk with Bennett.)
And if Grinch finds any adult-size socks lying around, he should immediately return them to Chattanooga's policemen and firefighters, as they are missing some. Promises that “this will only hurt a little” are about as trustworthy as “you can keep your own insurance policy.”
None of the politicians who voted for the same-sex bill included the issue in his or her platform during the last election. A referendum is certainly in order. Let's see what the voters say about who is most deserving of taxpayer-funded benefits.
Rickaroo said... ”Obviously you don't read much, do you? Or if you do, you must limit it to only those topics that speak favorably of your particular bias … D.M. Murdoch and Richard Carrier are two who have written extensively about [the Jesus Myth].”
I said a credible SCHOLAR.
D.M. Murdoch is a self-published conspiracy theorist with a Bachelor’s degree. Under her pseudonym, Acharya, she wrote a book called The Gospel According to Acharya S. She is "not a scholar who could be trusted (in part because she is not a scholar),” says Bart Ehrman, agnostic scholar of the life of Jesus.
Richard Carrier is an atheist blogger. In his own estimation, doubt about Jesus’ historicity “remains only a hypothesis that has yet to survive proper peer review." While having the graduate degrees Acharya is lacking, Carrier’s writings are not published in peer-reviewed journals or by academic publishers. He is only published by journals and publishing houses reserved for religious skeptics.
What was that you were saying about confirmation bias?
Honest atheists use the same standards for evidence of God that they use for their belief in justice or in the human mind. (Hence, so few honest atheists.)
There are no original manuscripts for any of the writers of classical Greece. Did they not exist? For which ancient book are there earlier copies than those for the New Testament? You must be joking.
Those are some pitifully weak sallies from the God-hating gallery today. Are there any serious atheists out there?!?
librul said...”St John Chrysostom, commenting on I Timothy 6:1-5 and other biblical mandates for human slavery, quoted from Helen Ellerbe, The Dark Side of Christian History. Helen's book is a great read - it puts a lot of things in perspective.”
Nope. She cites no sources. No one before her has ever attributed the quote to Chrysostom. (Nor to anyone else for that matter, since she simply made it up.) It makes for scintillating fodder for online atheist chatterboxes, but not much else. Surely you can do better.
Rickaroo said...There is NO evidence whatsoever, other than the writings of the Bible, that such a human being ever existed.
Name one credible scholar who agrees with you.
Care to cite your specific source for the quote on slavery, Librul?
(Been reading the same sort of rubbish in atheist screeds for years.)
“The great majority of people will go on observing forms that cannot be explained; they will keep Christmas Day with Christmas gifts and Christmas benedictions; they will continue to do it; and some day suddenly wake up and discover why.” - G. K. Chesterton
lkeithlu said...Jesus was most likely born in the spring (April) not in December, based on details from scripture. The early church deliberately overlapped the existing midwinter festivals.
This is truly shocking, lkeithlu!! Thanks for disabusing the world of this horrendous fraud. (And with such glee!)
G.K. Chesterton sniffed out such tired pedantry a century ago:
“THERE is one very vile habit that the pedants have, and that is explaining to a man why he does a thing when the man himself can explain quite well — and quite differently. If I go down on all-fours to find sixpence, it annoys me to be told by a passing biologist that I am really doing it because my remote ancestors were quadrupeds. I concede that he knows all about biology, or even a great deal about my ancestors; but I know he is wrong, because he does not know about the sixpence. If I climb a tree after a stray cat, I am unconvinced when a stray anthropologist tells me that I am doing it because I am essentially arboreal and barbaric. I happen to know why I am doing it; and I know it is because I am amiable and somewhat over-civilised. Scientists will talk to a man on general guess-work about things that they know no more about than about his pocket-money or his pet cat. Religion is one of them, and all the festivals and formalities that are rooted in religion. Thus a man will tell me that in keeping Christmas I am not keeping a Christmas feast, but a pagan feast. This is exactly as if he told me that I was not feeling furiously angry, but only a little sad. I know how I am feeling all right; and why I am feeling it. I know this in the case of cats, sixpences, anger, and Christmas Day. When a learned man tells me that on the 25th of December I am really astronomically worshipping the sun, I answer that I am not. I am practicing a particular personal religion, the pleasures of which (right or wrong) are not in the least astronomical. If he says that the cult of Christianity and the cult of Apollo are the same, I answer that they are utterly different; and I ought to know for I have held both of them. I believed in Apollo when I was quite little; and I believe in Christmas now that I am very, very big.”
Winter solstice - the reason for the season?
Not anymore. (Thank God.)