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1  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Today at 06:13 AM
Even if we can be convinced the gospels were actual eyewitness accounts of his adult life, they cannot be eyewitness accounts of Jesus' birth.  None of the disciples were disciples then and were not in attendance.  The likely sources of information about Jesus' infancy would be Mary or Joseph, in which case the accounts, regardless of who they were passed to, should all be the same, accurate or not.  It is unlikely that Mary would 'remember' it so differently each time she told it, or that Joseph's story would be so different from Mary's.
2  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Today at 05:51 AM
6) the genealogy looks to be a summary, and possibly through Mary's father
Sorry to be the 2nd one to pick on the genealogy, but it seems likely to be made up.  I mean, it must be made up.  Where did it even come from?  Even if Jesus was an important figure and worthy of record (which apparently he wasn't outside these texts) his ancestors for many generations were not overly noteworthy (this very list being the only mention of most of them) - so where, by whom and why would such a detailed account be kept?  If we establish that it was indeed kept somewhere by someone, how did it miss being discovered by the Romans and every other historian after Luke?
3  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Yesterday at 06:09 PM
I disagree Rob.  Luke's stated purpose was in vv3,4 "it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught."  This doesn't exclude him writing selectively.
Well, that certainly implies his intent to be accurate.  You can't be very accurate if you leave a lot of stuf out.  We  can't assume he just left a bunch of stuff out, especially if Theophilus was well versed in the scripture of the day.  Would he not have noticed the inconsistencies we can see?  It seems The passage you provide above certainly implies Luke's intent to be as complete as possible.
4  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Yesterday at 05:59 PM
So maybe Jesus was able to become a wandering preacher because he was rich with inherited wealth?
I think there is some evidence Jesus and his entourage were funded by one or more of the women that traveled with them.  Especially Mary Magdeline.   They never seemed to get the hang of this 'temple on the road' gig though.  They kept forgetting the refreshments and had to rely on miracles to bail them out. 
5  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Same-sex Marriage on: Yesterday at 08:30 AM
The bigger question is... why didn't same-sex cheating count as "adultery" before the marriage law was changed?
Adultery would have to be between a married person and someone who is not that person's spouse.  Since there was no same-sex marriage before the laws changed, there was no same-sex adultery - by definition - so it was just good ol' cheatin'.  Unless of course, the married person is cheating with a same-sex person outside the marriage.  It would be same-sex cheating, but still just adultery.  Or maybe not if the adultery laws require partners of opposite sex.

Wait - I don't think I know what I'm talking about.  This is just confusing.  I guess it boils down to the how the laws are written in the jurisdiction in which the marriage is registered - or would it be the laws where the deed was done?  Don't know

I'm just all for keeping out of other people's bedrooms.
6  Practice Break / Religion / Re: Age of the universe? on: Nov 15, 2017, 05:26PM
God had his priorities right then
Good!
7  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Nothing burger becomes a something burger on: Nov 15, 2017, 12:36PM
There was an outcry from mental health professionals about that word a few years ago and it was added to the Auto Censor.  Find a synonym.  Lots of them.


'Trump' is now a synonym for m o r o n. 
8  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: WTBST: DE mouhtpiece parts on: Nov 15, 2017, 12:14PM
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John, your PM did not come through.  You can try email.
9  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Nov 15, 2017, 08:47AM
Events hard to place on a time line...

Return to Nazareth
Visit of Magi (still in Bethlehem?)
Escape to Egypt
Massacre of infants in Bethlehem
Ah, my mistake.  I was in a Luke state of mind.

Yeah, most of what is written is hard to place.  The folks doing the writing did not realize that dates might have been important if they wanted to use historical events to frame the stories.
10  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Same-sex Marriage on: Nov 15, 2017, 07:23AM
Homosexuality is perfectly natural.  It occurs frequently in many, many species.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual_behavior_in_animals

Same can be said for bi-sexuality.  Gender reassignment is not even unheard of.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_reed_frog
11  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Nov 15, 2017, 07:04AM
If they are just going to Bethlehem for the census, why do they stick around for two years?
Did I miss something?  Where did it say they hung around for 2 years?

It says: "And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth."
12  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Nov 15, 2017, 06:56AM
who you talking about?
You mean what?  I was talking about the overlooked gospels.
13  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: WTBST: DE mouhtpiece parts on: Nov 15, 2017, 06:47AM
Pics added...
14  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: WTBST: DE mouhtpiece parts on: Nov 14, 2017, 09:41PM
If I get a chance this morning, I'll put up pics.  Nothing is beat up though - all perfectly serviceable.
15  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Bernd Sandner Vintage 88H Bell on: Nov 14, 2017, 09:39PM
Nice price.  Too bad it's not rigged to fit a Shires.
16  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Same-sex Marriage on: Nov 14, 2017, 09:27PM
Well, it's always been a culturally manufactured 'issue'.  Humans are taught to hate.  If we lack something to hate we invent things to hate.
17  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Nothing burger becomes a something burger on: Nov 14, 2017, 09:19PM
Ahhh, to gaze into the mind of Donald Stump...

Hello? ... Hello? .... Hello? .... Hello? .... chirp ... chirp ....
18  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Nov 14, 2017, 09:06PM
If you're not squeamish about a little heresy...

Infancy Gospel Of Thomas

The Arabic Infancy Gospel of the Savior

They are lovely, aren't they?  But when you have to opportunity to select the 'history' you like, you are free to leave such things aside.
19  Practice Break / Food and Drink / Re: Butter in coffee, etc on: Nov 14, 2017, 10:35AM
The Sami people of the Lapland region put Caribou (reindeer) fat or reindeer milk cheese into their coffee.  Mmmmmm .. reindeer fat! 
20  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / WTBST: DE mouhtpiece parts on: Nov 14, 2017, 07:57AM
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