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  3. Okay so we're going to stop this here. I've gotten a few reports on this topic, and others, and I'm usually a bit reluctant to step in and be a baby sitter. Sometimes, though, it's necessary. I have seen a lot of baiting, and a lot of attacking of other people, in these posts. Really, from what I'm looking at, it's petty bickering over really minor stuff. So we're going to stop this topic here, and send everyone to their corners to think about what they've done. I hope that in continued posts, everyone can be more civil to each other, and if one MUST attack, attack the message and not the messenger. This goes for all sides, not just one particular member. Following warnings will be issued with suspension or just flat out removal. We're grown ups here. Let's act like it. Topic is closed.
  4. No need. Look at the monk's in Burma, inciting violence, in direct contradiction to Dharma. The world is a strange place and getting weirder.
  5. Are you kidding? I posted the link to the paper which printed the interview, with photo's and all........ Now you want me to get into Einsteins head and prove what he did and didn't know? Otherwise I'm a liar? Your right, its not a matter of faith, its right there in black & white.. Your the ones who claimed it was a lie and Einstein never said that, so I posted a photo copy of the article as proof, and now your saying that evidence is required? Unbelievable! Like I said, Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address, but since "God" was used in the Address, you both no doubt would never admit or accept that Lincoln said any of it. Your true colors are showing, your absolute hatred of anything Christian has you in complete denial of anything & anyone who references God. You always say that you don't need to prove something (bible) isn't true, and that its up to me to prove that it is true. But here, Einstein did an interview with George Viereck in 1929, you have a copy of it, and yet your in complete denial that Einstein knew anything about what he was quoted as saying. Bottom line, the burden of proof now falls into your laps, you need to prove that Einstein was the clueless moron that your portraying him to be. And after you do that, find some evidence to prove Lincoln and Christ were misquoted too. Me thinks tour typical Liberals, who automatically deny that anything you don't agree with has got to be false. I'm beginning to think that if someone slapped either of you upside the head, you'd want pictures to prove that it actually happened, and even then you would undoubtedly insist that the pictures were photo shopped.. Wow, just Wow http://
  6. The King James Version speaks of ruling the day and ruling the night. That sounds like Astrology -- to me. The greater light is the Sun. The lesser light is the Moon. That makes the Sun and Moon -- rulers. Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Genesis 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations
  7. Hey brother, So, "yom." This is a good example of how studying the original languages was of no help at all. Sometimes the original is very helpful and quite a blessing, sometimes it doesn't help, and sometimes it causes more questions than it does answers. In this case I think the context is more helpful than the word study. "Morning and evening was the -----day." From the context it looks to me like it means day as in morning an evening, like a regular 24 hour day. Regarding other places in Genesis it looks to me like they have a similar range of meaning for "yom" that we do for day.
  8. It looks to me like 14 could; of course depending on what we meant by astrology. NIV is pretty close to the Tanakh and the LXX: "And God said, 'Let there be lights in the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years." It looks to me like the lights or "sources of light" were put there with purpose, specifically marking seasons and times. To me this then begs the question of authorship and original audience and what that would have meant to them.
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  10. There are Buddhists who will tell us, that Buddhism is a practice -- suitable for followers of all religions. In Indonesia, which has religious freedom -- -- there is a government list of legal religions. Buddhism is one of the options. Do you want consistency?
  11. I seriously doubt that this is what Buddha intended. I also doubt that Buddha intended a professional monk class. Well, once you have professional clergy -- and seminaries -- the rest follows. What are they teaching the lay people? The best karma of all, flows from feeding the monks and supporting the temples.
  12. We could make similar observations about the Gospels -- which translate as Good News. The propaganda of it's time. The Good News must be true. See? Someone reported these stories as true. Even though much of the content, is about the people who insisted it was a lie. Even though parts of it are ludicrous.
  13. Generally accepted as much by the modern populace without direct knowledge on the subject.
  14. Not upset, either. Curious, though, how does your statement prove Einstein was aware of the article if he had lived long enough. Are you saying the article didn't exist, after all? If that were the case, then that would make you the liar you proclaimed you weren't. Could you prove he was aware, if the article exists? Evidence for your argument is required in this instance because it isn't a question of faith per this tandem you had presented. See the point, yet?
  15. I'm not upset. Calling bullcrap, on blatant Christian propaganda, is tedious and boring. If Christians cared more, about the sin of bearing false witness, I wouldn't have to. Don't worry. I'm used to it.
  16. No doubt, Einstein wasn't too bright, so perhaps he was oblivious to what the paper quoted him as saying? After all, it was printed in 1929 and Einstein died in 1955, so he probably didn't have time to correct the misquote? (Hows that for sarcasm Jonathan) What's really got me curious is why you guys have gotten so upset by the quote in the first place? He pretty much manages to compliment Christians while simultaneously referring to the gospel as a myth.. A compliment and insult in the same sentence, that's genius .
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  18. Aside from the newspaper article, which Dan quotes -- all the other sites listed are Christian propaganda sites. Much like the propagandists who wrote the Bible -- I find their deep concern for objective truth, to be lacking. That's me being nice.
  19. The oldest Buddhist scrolls ever discovered were made on birch bark and spent two millennia folded in clay pots, in a cave, situated along the northern border of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and now they’re bringing team of researchers “close, very close” to the words of Buddha. In 1994, around 200 scrolls were discovered in clay pots in a cave on the Afghanistan and Pakistan, in the ancient kingdom of Gandhara , left behind by a culture which flourished between 100 BC and 200 AD.
  20. I wonder...might it be that Einstein, himself, had never seen said article, nor was ever asked about the quote? One can not affirm what one does not know exists.
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