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Message 1298998 - Posted: 26 Oct 2012, 17:21:51 UTC - in response to Message 1298989.

JG, your librarian is here.

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Your a man of few words! It took me a while to decode your message.

My "librarian" as you put it, has always been here. He never left, and thats not him in the article.

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Message 1299006 - Posted: 26 Oct 2012, 17:27:30 UTC

It's a couple of booster rockets falling.

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Message 1299015 - Posted: 26 Oct 2012, 17:43:25 UTC - in response to Message 1299006.

It's a couple of booster rockets falling.

It is a high altitude balloon. It is a single semi-transparent cylindrical object, the bright areas are sunlight reflecting off the sides.

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Message 1299653 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 5:36:13 UTC

I read the bible many years ago, I liked the old testament, there's some pretty racy stuff in there. It reminded me of the "Mandingo" series of books, or other historical novels that cover multiple generations of the same family. In the new testament, the first four books were interesting and Revelations is cool but in the other books Paul just drones on like an old professor teaching a philosophy class.

A quote I heard many years ago, "The god of the old testament is the devil of the new."

If I found out that ET wrote the bible I'd be severely cheesed off. It would mean that the thousands of dollars I've spent building and running computers to crunch numbers for SAH would have been totally wasted.

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Message 1299656 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 5:52:03 UTC - in response to Message 1299653.
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I read the bible many years ago, I liked the old testament, there's some pretty racy stuff in there. It reminded me of the "Mandingo" series of books, or other historical novels that cover multiple generations of the same family. In the new testament, the first four books were interesting and Revelations is cool but in the other books Paul just drones on like an old professor teaching a philosophy class.

A quote I heard many years ago, "The god of the old testament is the devil of the new."

If I found out that ET wrote the bible I'd be severely cheesed off. It would mean that the thousands of dollars I've spent building and running computers to crunch numbers for SAH would have been totally wasted.

T.A.

Terror Australis,
That was a refreshing and interesting message to read! Its interesting that you spoke without attacking the book.

Being completely truthful with you, i have great difficulty reading any of the Bible stories. Some of them are absolutely horrific, and completely turn me off reading any more of it. Like you say, some of the stories are so boring, they put me to sleep. But then other stories, like the book of revelation, i'm after reading it multiple times in an attempt to extract the proper meaning from the book.

All in all, i find the Bible very difficult to read, and i avoid it at all cost. But the prophesy needs to be decoded and extracted. For this i found a preacher on Youtube that extracts the meaning from the prophesy sections. Its not that i believe his interpretation, its just that he has a photographic memory and it allows him to extract the true meaning. Then i stack my own scientific interpretation on top of his religious interpretation to get an end result.

On the topic of SETI. I really don't care how we get to the end result of contacting ET. If it has to be done through reading the Bible, then i will do whatever i have to do.

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Message 1300134 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 6:19:27 UTC - in response to Message 1293146.

Would you start reading the Bible?
Would you turn to religion?
Would you turn to God?
Would you start studying the Bible in detail?
Would you continue to reject the Bible, even though you knew it was true?
Would you stand firm and proclaim your allegiance to Atheism?
Would you pretend that you always secretly believed the Bible?
Would you try to hide the fact that you may have promoted Atheism in your past?
Would you repent for your sins?

No to all of the above. The day it happens I'll talk to ET direct thanks very much. You are trying to pave the way for your big announcement Johnney, we can all see that.

ET did NOT write the Bible, it was an attempt by the scribes at the time to write down the history of the Jewish race. Far too much was being handed down by word of mouth and was becoming diluted and misrepresented, old manuscripts were going missing. The Old Testament is a collection of myths, sagas, and legends, and parish records that still existed. e.g. abc begat xyz and lived 100 years etc. The New Testament is based upon relatively modern first or second hand accounts of happenings at the time.

Revelations is probably the result of someone on an early LSD trip more than anything else. However there are those that say, just supposing that the ET visit has come to an end, just supposing that someone took a human on a quick tour of the mother ship, before returning him to earth and them departing. How would that human try to describe to others his experience, in words and methods and cliches of the time?

Think on that for this weeks homework. Class dismiss.

What he said!! Btw, I have read the Bible at least a couple of times from cover to cover. Now if everyone who claims to be a Christian would at least try to behave like one things might actually get better.
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Message 1300136 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 6:28:41 UTC - in response to Message 1300134.

But you could get the same effect from studying virtually any religion.

How about Buddism, Buddhist don't have to believe in God(s).

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Message 1300141 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 7:05:52 UTC - in response to Message 1300136.

If it weren't for my Christian upbringing and overall western background I could easily be a follower of Buddism.
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Message 1300157 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 8:53:50 UTC

Now if everyone who claims to be a Christian would at least try to behave like one things might actually get better.

Fair comment. When people put C of E down as their religion, most times it is because they believe in a christian way of life i.e. don't murder or steal, nor commit adultery etc. I would say that only a fraction of self termed Christians are actually practising ones such as publicly going to church etc. The rest choose to live by the basic principles of Christianity.

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