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I feel like a dorkus for accepting this story without researching it myself, but ATS and ZombieJesus was there to put me in check and to make sure that I continue to Deny Ignorance. Thanks for pointing this out when it seems all to common to just accept whatever is heard without fact checking.
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
Bill Nye Booed In Texas For Saying The Moon Reflects The Sun
(visit the link for the full news article)
Nye was in town to participate in McLennan Community College's Distinguished Lecture Series. He gave two lectures on such unfunny and adult topics as global warming, Mars exploration, and energy consumption. But nothing got people as riled as when he brought up Genesis 1:16, which reads: "God made two great lights -- the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars."
The lesser light, he pointed out, is not a light at all, but only a reflector
So bible god makes >day< and then sometime later does he gets around to making the sun
Originally posted by gunshooter
Waco TX should be re-named Wack-O TX. bunch-a un-educated fools
If I gave you a picture and wouldn't tell you what it is and the image is distorted to a degree so that its original appearance is vague, you would tend to interpret what the image actually is. Now if I seriously wanted that picture to relay its original appearance because it would have great implications if it were misinterpreted, I would throw it out and take another picture. I would be sure to make it in focus, clear and sharp so that there were no mistakes as to what it is.
Why would we have to go back into supposed languages that were the first to record these things?
As we go along in the texts, there are things that get even more vague. Some things are clear but some things seem to be up for interpretation.
Just look at all of the denominations that have arisen out of trying to figure out what is being relayed in the texts. Was this by design? Or was this something that could not be foreseen and whoever put these texts all together thought that everyone would be harmonious over them?
That's fine with me but we still have divisions and denominations over what is being taught.
The faithful would say that all the denominations agree on the most important thing and are unified about that.
Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism and Catholicism come directly to mind when I consider that because they are anything but harmonious in their teachings.
Below is the King James version. We see what is being relayed here now. Two great lights. Two separate lights. Should I go back into the original Hebrew or Greek or CaveMan to see what two actually means here? Or should I consider the word light as being misinterpreted?
I'm not sure about that but I do know there were two lights created from what I can gather at this point.
There is no unification on such a profound and important topic as this. Why is the picture we were given so vague?
why the hell is it wrong to talk about religion if they are clearly WRONG? seriously, we shouldn't have to appease to morons simply because they will get angry...
why the hell is it wrong to discredit science when they are clearly WRONG? seriously, we shouldn't have to appease morons simply because they will get angry...
We're here to use DISCERNMENT, and you all flip out over a reaction of a few rednecks who have problems understanding intelligent people.