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Originally posted by yes4141
Of course, I have no doubt that the majority of translators of texts do it to a very high standard and ability. The "panel of scholars" presumably alludes to the King James version of which the politicals permeate every stage of it's creation.
I certainly wasn't implying that those who translate these works aren't extremely good at what they do, nor do I think that such a job was done flippantly. I'm effectively trying to say that with several stages of translation comes an inevitable amount of "chinese whispers". Through several stages of imperfect individual word translations the original meaning can be distorted. Of course this doesn't take in the actual compilation process of the bible from Emperor Constantine which could potentially have had significant impact on the words of the bible we read today.
I'll try and find the source for that, I read it last year but can't remember where right now.
Originally posted by Hootsmanwheresmaheid
reply to post by RevelationGeneration
Ok, watch this...........
1. Only God exists.
2.We and everything in existence are God consciousness.
3. No separate thing exists in truth.
4. You are God.
5. Why make the Illusion?
6. Because your lonely, that's right! You are God and you got lonely.
7. Your thread title is correct. you really are alone.
OHHHH now I understand why you deny the existence of E.Ts. It's cause you believe in fairy tales. I gotcha. Ok, carry on with what you believe. I'm done posting in this thread now now that I know what you're beliefs are... then again I kinda knew you were the religious type. They always deny the existence of E.Ts. I guess it shouldn't have surprised me that the white house denies them too cause they believe in fairy tales also. Thanks for the good laugh.
I dont care what anyone else says because we are merely a spec in this vast Universe and we've havent even left the solar system.
How do we know if other planets could sustain life when we havent even Visited them? Nothing is Absolute.
Were they ever questioned about extra-dimensional beings? I don't recall seeing a petition or even a single scrap of declassified material pertaining to extra-dimensional beings.
Lol. The Theory of Extra-dimensional Beings is believed by very few people. But a little over half the US Population believes in a possibility of Extraterrestrials. [/quote
That depends on who you’re referring to by saying “very few people.” However I do agree perhaps OP should have clarified a little more of what he meant in the OP.
Either way, popularity does not ever decide what’s true or false. It was people like you who mocked and ridiculed other groundbreaking thinkers such as Galileo, Newton, or Tesla.
Didn't the Vatican admit that extra-terrestrials could exist and if they do they are most likely Catholic too!?
Yes, the same Church that denied that the Earth could revolve around the Sun, and wasn't the Earth flat for a while too?
Reply to Revelation Generation:
You are one of the most obnoxious people on ATS. I have rarely witnessed such flawed logic in my life. All of your posts are full of blatantly false information, most of it s**t that you have obviously made up to fit your purposes and support your message of Yeshusuahamuhahabruhaha or whatever he's called. You claim to dislike arrogance but everything you write involves telling other people how they are being fooled and how they are ignorant for not thinking as you do, and how they are going to hell because of it. Seriously, its getting old. And for such a supposedly enlightened person, one would think you could figure out the difference between "your" and "you're". I would think that along with all that divine knowledge Yeshumehansanincompoophuanan has granted you, he would have thrown some basic grammar in with it.
To think that in such a vast universe there is no other life but here on earth is the very pinnacle of arrogance. Humans are special and fascinating, but not that much. Also, you can't just throw around the word "extra-dimensional" like you know what it means. You don't, because the worlds greatest scientific minds don't.
Last time I checked, your bible does not say anything about extra dimensional beings flying around fighting each other for dominion over earth.
How damned hard is it to say "I don't know?" every once in a while instead of claiming to have the answers to everything?
Reply to Revelation GenerationYou do realize that wasn't actually in the Bible and was voted upon to become 'fact' at the Council of Nicea?
The same Council of Nicea where all the bishops were supplied with young boys for their entertainment, and which was hosted by a pagan Roman Emperor who had a penchant for killing his own relatives...
It was Tertullian who came up with the notion of the Trinity.
You might want to look into that one too...
Christianity stole most of its sacred days (including Jesus' birthday) from Pagan days of worship, to allow them to convert easier.
God did not write the Bible, man did. If God made man fallible, and God doesn't make mistakes, BUT we were made in Their image, it either means that God is fallible, which means He isn't perfect...OR we were not made in his image, which would make the Bible wrong.
Originally posted by Revelation Generation:
Evilution is a flat out lie and I am actually surprised people still believe in it, well I guess the brainwashing of secular society is almost complete.
Originally posted by superman2012:
Here is your chance to correct this lie.
I guess God is giving you a chance to change our minds. Please provide proof for this...other than that hogwash video
I have seen better things on Sesame Street.
ETA: Or you could just answer a simple question then, Why did God create man?
Evolution is pretty much Scientific Fact.
Wheres the Evidence for a Creator?
God creates man in their image
Man is fallible
Man is not perfect
Bible says God is perfect
Either God is not perfect or the Bible is wrong or both.
He who claims to know the truth about the spirit is in true spiritual darkness. You think you have all the answers, the "truth", and so you have no compunction to expand your understanding of yourself and existence.
There are few writing that are more cloaked in spiritual ignorance than the bible.
To you, its all right there in front of you. No need to expand, to grow, to discover.
All that is left is to look down on those you believe to be lesser than you, for you know the "truth" and anyone who does not believe as you do is damned to hell for eternity.
I never once mentioned evolution. Evolution is science, and science NEVER STOPS EXPANDING.
If it came to light that life is the result of something other than mere chance, then science would accept that, and then move on to find out more answers.
YOU are the force that is keeping mankind chained to war, ecological destruction, and spiritual death. YOU are holding back the progress of the human species with your worn out, absolutist nonsense.
So wait. If non-organic life forms cannot create organic life forms, is your god organic or non-organic? If he is organic, then how is he a god? If he is not organic, then what you say is indeed false, and organic life-forms CAN be created by non-organic life forms. Which is it?
There is plenty of evidence for evolution.
You know what’s funny? You say this without really providing any evidence or where to find that evidence. Instead of posting a website that’ll take aeons to read, why not condense it down for the guy some huh?
I understand it gets murky the further back you go, but there are a number of examples that have been Scientifically observed, showing evolution over a short period.
Yes, which is MICRO evolution. But MACRO evolution has never been observed, which is for example being able to evolve from a cat to a dog, a cow to a whale, etc etc. You can perhaps with technology today create a mixture like so, but this evolution theory never had petri dishes when the original species were being formed. And if you say there were then that opens a whole nother can of worms that wouldn’t even fit in your evolution theory
Living creatures are built up of the same building blocks as many other non-living things in the Universe. So I don't know what you are talking about here.
True….but only to an extent. When was the last time you had an intelligent conversation with a rock? Hmm?
There are many types of reproduction, and some not needing "parents"
Yes smarty, like the man said they still reproduce after their own kind. Mold will still give birth to mold regardless of whether they do it by sex or by spores.