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Originally posted by The Djin
What is your opinion on Ralph Ellis' works if you have studied any? as I detect a hint of parallel thought
"religion is like a penis it's fine to have one it's fine to be proud of it but please don't whip it out in public and start waving it around and don't try to shove it in children's throats"
Originally posted by PJB729
In my home town, in the UK, there is a local park, the land was given to the town by a benefactor in the early 1800’s, when the park was first opened people came from all over the UK to visit it, the park’s formal gardens were a “Joy to Behold”. In the park there was a statue of a Florentine Boar, moving forward to the present day the local muslin community have demanded that the boar is removed as they find it offensive. The last I heard was that the local authority was considering their request.
Surely this crazy I don’t mind making allowances of peoples faiths and beliefs but it has to be a two way street, the removal of the boar may satisfy the local Muslim community but what about me and the rest of the people who enjoy then statue of the boar.
The boar has been there for a long time it was never meant as symbol of Muslim oppression; it is simply a piece of art.
I am all for tollerance but both side need to play the gameedit on 18-1-2011 by PJB729 because: spelling
here's a passage in the old testament in which jehovah is quoted as saying he was going to destroy the images of the egyptians. but when you look at the word "images" in the original hebrew in the passage, it's actually "mastabahs". i do believe, at the time of the writing, a mastabah was yet another word to describe a "pyramid."
the cenotaph (false tomb) of Osiris The nearly subterranean temple of Osiris next to the great Temple of Seti I at Abydos was completely covered in sand in the early part of the century. When it was uncovered, it was so stylistically different from the other ruins on the site that it was quite controversial. It looks strikingly like the simple valley temple of Chephren at Giza -- simple, square columns, totally devoid of decoration.
Originally posted by The Djin
reply to post by Shminkee Pinkee
The main reason why Christians feel like they are being pushed out is that there is little to no religious broadcasting on British TV,
Your kidding right ?
And why should there be when there is no "nonreligious" broadcasting ?
Meaning: [no obj] 1 : to secretly plan with someone to do something that is harmful or illegal —often followed by to + verb ▪ They were accused of conspiring to overthrow the government. ▪ She conspired with him to smuggle the paintings out of the country. —often + against ▪ He thought that they were conspiring against him. 2 : to happen in a way that produces bad or unpleasant results —often followed by to + verb ▪
I know you may struggle with the concept, but that would be any programs where reflection, celeberation or study (although that's a moot point) of religion is not the main point of topic - you mean I guess because I can imagine your mindset, why no programs for Atheists? You do really, don't you? Pray tell what would be the point, what would you discuss?
Originally posted by undo
reply to post by The Djin
we need a different thread where i can address some of the things i think are incorrect in mr. ellis' theory on the subject. in this way i can begin to clarify my thoughts on it, so i can get on with the process of learning what it all means.
Originally posted by gandalphthegrey
Please don't take this the wrong way christians , but why should you be treated any differently than any other brainwashing cult ?
I find Christians are generally bigotted , self righteous and spiritually unable to walk without a crutch .
Your religion is based on a ficticious character from an ill documented history .
These are my beliefs . would you ridicule them ?
Originally posted by racasan
reply to post by orangetom1999
Did that whole section about Moses and the Jews having to do all that ethnic cleansing to take over Israel fall out of your copy of the bible?