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Brian O'Neill
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Posted: 15 February 2018 at 4:57pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

In another universe, # 32 became the sacred text of the 'Bizarradventine' Empire.;-)
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Dale Lerette
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Posted: 17 February 2018 at 10:30am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

John Byrne - "Gleeful" is your word. "Relish" means enthusiasm, and given the multiple repetitions of worms and unquenchable flame, somebody was certainly being enthusiastic about something!

This from the Prince of Peace who loves us all, no less.
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Sometimes 'relish' is perceived as something someone enjoys. I too thought you were implying Jesus was reported as enjoying that people could be going to hell. But you're just saying that Jesus was giving this dire warning with 'zeal'?

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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 17 February 2018 at 6:17pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I was watching BBC debate show THE BIG QUESTIONS here. A female audience member, whilst discussing evidence in religion, mentioned that she'd been to a Catholic girls' school. She said that she found it confusing because science lessons would talk about the importance of evidence and testing things whilst religious education lessons would talk about faith, being sure of things, etc.

I had the same issue as a kid. In primary school, we had a teacher talking about the world being 6,000+ years old, Adam and Eve, etc. And then we had a teacher talking about science, millions of years, cavemen, etc.

I was probably an annoying child because, and it wasn't answered, I do remember asking a teacher (I was about 6) how the story of Adam and Eve fit in with cavemen. Not sure how I articulated it at the age of 6, but I was curious. 
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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 18 February 2018 at 9:30am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Robbie, I have nightmares that that would have gotten you thrown into an empty cell for 24 hours - no food, no water, no toilet - while you were dictated to think what Jesus would think of your question. TPTB can't have their own stories challenged. Honestly, I'm amazed that any religious school allows ANY science classes... too contradictory, and too many topics to make children think. Thinking is the enemy of faith.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 18 February 2018 at 9:34am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

It never ceases to amaze me that so many Believers apparently think their Faith is so frail that other ideas are, to paraphrase a line from1776, too dangerous even to be talked about!

Irony galore, of course, since what Jesus was supposed to have done was talk about dangerous ideas!

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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 18 February 2018 at 12:06pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I used to ask "What was G*d doing before he created the world?" No teacher seemed to want to answer it. Well, they did, but the answer was usually something like, "Let's not go down that path, Robert. Concentrate on the matter at hand."
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