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Message 282457 - Posted: 15 Apr 2006, 19:20:01 UTC
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Message 282461 - Posted: 15 Apr 2006, 19:23:21 UTC

Sorry it took so long to resume this topic, but I wanted to copy the disclaimer as the first post in the thread and had to look back through many posts to find it (since [6] was hidden).

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Message 282467 - Posted: 15 Apr 2006, 19:27:12 UTC - in response to Message 282461.

Sorry it took so long to resume this topic, but I wanted to copy the disclaimer as the first post in the thread and had to look back through many posts to find it (since [6] was hidden).

Its a shame they are hidden I enjoy going back and reading them, especailly since I missed the last of 6.



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Message 282469 - Posted: 15 Apr 2006, 19:28:12 UTC - in response to Message 282461.

Sorry it took so long to resume this topic, but I wanted to copy the disclaimer as the first post in the thread and had to look back through many posts to find it (since [6] was hidden).

Perhaps after 3 days thread 6 will rise again?
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Message 282475 - Posted: 15 Apr 2006, 19:31:55 UTC - in response to Message 282469.
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Perhaps after 3 days thread 6 will rise again?


I doubt it (Doubting Thomas?), given that the moderators have not responded to the many complaints about deleting whole threads, when individual posts are the problem, as discussed in the Sulking Thread II.

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Message 282478 - Posted: 15 Apr 2006, 19:34:52 UTC - in response to Message 282469.

Sorry it took so long to resume this topic, but I wanted to copy the disclaimer as the first post in the thread and had to look back through many posts to find it (since [6] was hidden).

Perhaps after 3 days thread 6 will rise again?

Now thats a good one, and apropriate for this time of year.



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Message 282487 - Posted: 15 Apr 2006, 19:49:57 UTC

Bring the God Heads forth to do battle with Logic...
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Message 283128 - Posted: 16 Apr 2006, 19:07:56 UTC
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I see you've all returned from your 'field trip' to the SETI@home science boards... ;)


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Message 283149 - Posted: 16 Apr 2006, 20:02:17 UTC

HAPPY EASTER!
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Message 283194 - Posted: 16 Apr 2006, 21:31:10 UTC
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The meaning of Easter - What does it mean to you? ;)

The meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ's victory over death. His resurrection symbolizes the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him. The meaning of Easter also symbolizes the complete verification of all that Jesus preached and taught during His three-year ministry. If He had not risen from the dead, if He had merely died and not been resurrected, He would have been considered just another teacher or Rabbi. However, His resurrection changed all that and gave final and irrefutable proof that He was really the Son of God and that He had conquered death once and for all.

However, Easter did not always symbolize Christ's resurrection from the dead and the meaning of Easter was quite different than what Christians celebrate today. The feast day of Easter was originally a pagan celebration of renewal and rebirth. Celebrated in the early spring, it honored the pagan Saxon goddess Eastre. When the early missionaries converted the Saxons to Christianity, the holiday, since it fell around the same time as the traditional memorial of Christ's resurrection from the dead, was merged with the pagan celebration, and became know as Easter. The meaning of Easter was also changed to reflect its new Christian orientation.

Today, the meaning of Easter, for million of Christians, is that of honoring and recognizing Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead, and His glorious promises of eternal life for all who believe in Him.

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Message 283239 - Posted: 16 Apr 2006, 23:15:40 UTC - in response to Message 283194.

The meaning of Easter - What does it mean to you? ;)

The meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ's victory over death. His resurrection symbolizes the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him. The meaning of Easter also symbolizes the complete verification of all that Jesus preached and taught during His three-year ministry. If He had not risen from the dead, if He had merely died and not been resurrected, He would have been considered just another teacher or Rabbi. However, His resurrection changed all that and gave final and irrefutable proof that He was really the Son of God and that He had conquered death once and for all.

However, Easter did not always symbolize Christ's resurrection from the dead and the meaning of Easter was quite different than what Christians celebrate today. The feast day of Easter was originally a pagan celebration of renewal and rebirth. Celebrated in the early spring, it honored the pagan Saxon goddess Eastre. When the early missionaries converted the Saxons to Christianity, the holiday, since it fell around the same time as the traditional memorial of Christ's resurrection from the dead, was merged with the pagan celebration, and became know as Easter. The meaning of Easter was also changed to reflect its new Christian orientation.

Today, the meaning of Easter, for million of Christians, is that of honoring and recognizing Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead, and His glorious promises of eternal life for all who believe in Him.

Happy Easter Jeffrey...Thanks for the good news.
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Message 283982 - Posted: 18 Apr 2006, 4:44:51 UTC

First they came...

First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a Communist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up,
because I was a Protestant.

Then they came for the Muslims, and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn't a Muslim.

Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left
to speak up for me.

~ Inspired by Rev. Martin Niemöller

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Message 283983 - Posted: 18 Apr 2006, 4:50:58 UTC - in response to Message 283982.
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First they came...

First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a Communist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up,
because I was a Protestant.

Then they came for the Muslims, and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn't a Muslim.

Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left
to speak up for me.

~ Inspired by Rev. Martin Niemöller

Relax jeffery...there are no atheist's that are coming for you...you'd make a lousey bar of soap.
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Message 284336 - Posted: 18 Apr 2006, 22:18:52 UTC

The greatest recent event -- that 'God is dead', that the belief in the Christian god has become unbelievable -- is already beginning to cast its first shadows over Europe. For the few at least, whose eyes -- the suspicion in whose eyes is strong and subtle enough for this spectacle, some sun seems to have set and some ancient and profound trust has been turned into doubt; to them our old world must appear daily more like evening, more mistrustful, stranger, 'older'. But in the main one may say: The event itself is far too great, too distant, too remote from the multitude's capacity for comprehension even for the tidings of it to be thought of as having arrived as yet. Much less may one suppose that many people know as yet what this event really means -- and how much must collapse now that this faith has been undermined because it was built upon this faith, propped up by it, grown into it; for example, the whole of our European morality. This long plenitude and sequence of breakdown, destruction, ruin, and cataclysm that is now impending -- who could guess enough of it today to be compelled to play the teacher and advance proclaimer of this monstrous logic of terror, the prophet of a gloom and an eclipse of the sun whose like has probably never yet occurred on earth?

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Message 284343 - Posted: 18 Apr 2006, 22:27:34 UTC
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Jeffrey quoting Nietzsche? This must truly be the end of days!
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Message 284491 - Posted: 19 Apr 2006, 0:47:06 UTC - in response to Message 284343.

This must truly be the end of days!

Perhaps... ;)

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Message 292547 - Posted: 1 May 2006, 17:35:13 UTC

I found this and thought of Jeffrey...

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Message 292554 - Posted: 1 May 2006, 17:47:02 UTC - in response to Message 292547.

I found this and thought of Jeffrey...

I remember not to far back there was a religious cult that believed:
'The higher you were, the closer you were to God'...

I think not! ;)

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Message 292630 - Posted: 1 May 2006, 19:53:49 UTC

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