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« Reply #90 on: June 24, 2010, 16:44:43 PM »

Except Joseph Smith.
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« Reply #91 on: June 24, 2010, 16:57:38 PM »

My book's title is "Moses was a Liar" It's a novel and classified as science-fiction or drama. It's underlying message deals with man's struggle for survival in the face of bigotry, religious intolerance, murder, etc and as GCG says how legends were/are created using the legends/fables of the Bible as backdrop...the story plays itself out in 2092 after an apocalypse in 2010. It's also about love and caring something the world seems to equate to religion in many instances, but which is a gross misrepresentation in my view.   
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« Reply #92 on: June 27, 2010, 10:05:48 AM »

No serious theologian or philosopher has ever posited God as some physical being.

Where do they get that idea from? In the holiest Source of Sources it is clearly evident that man was made in God's image. Besides, posessing physical properties is sort of a prerequisite for existing in the first place. I'll refrain from saying "duh..".

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« Reply #93 on: June 27, 2010, 11:49:34 AM »

Ja, I was also wondering how God wandered about in the Garden of Eden without legs, but then again, he's almighty so I guess he can do things like that.

Ps. God's omniscience seems to be malfunctioning here, looking for Adam and Eve underneath the hydrangeas while they're hiding in the rhododendrons.
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« Reply #94 on: June 27, 2010, 12:39:50 PM »

 Grin good point!

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« Reply #95 on: June 27, 2010, 13:42:49 PM »

And, while we’re on the topic of the biblical god’s nature according to scripture:
  • Is the biblical god omnipotent?  Yes and no.
  • Does the biblical god have corporeal form?  Yes and no.
  • Is the biblical god omnipresent? Yes and no.

So, it’s recurring variations on overt little inconsistencies just like these that reveal exegesis, theology, apologetics, hermeneutics and all the other self-styled ploys for extracting unwarranted and overwrought “meaning” from outdated sources to be the ridiculous nonsense that they are.  (Cf. eisegesis.)  Currently, the new old favourite watchword is “context,” borrowed from postmodern deconstructionist philosophy to reinvigorate their interpretive ends because it’s suitable.  Ironically, postmodernism and religion are about as at-odds over the nature of “truth” as it possible to be.  That practitioners of such craft still take themselves seriously is just another symptom of how they will say literally anything to preserve the delusion and to cook up virtually any convenient interpretation they like.  And the stock response to such criticism when, as usual, it’s not simply ignored by carrying on regardless?  It’s something self-serving like, “You’re not spiritually mature enough to understand.  One day perhaps you will.”

The crowning glory is that they expect to be taken seriously and their “work” respected.  What a droll little farce.

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« Reply #96 on: June 27, 2010, 22:32:47 PM »

No serious theologian or philosopher has ever posited God as some physical being.

Where do they get that idea from? In the holiest Source of Sources it is clearly evident that man was made in God's image. Besides, posessing physical properties is sort of a prerequisite for existing in the first place. I'll refrain from saying "duh..".

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And why yes...possessing physical properties is sort of a prerequisite for physically existing things.
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« Reply #97 on: July 01, 2010, 09:40:24 AM »

The latest is that my book is on a special in a London bookstore with 'Star Wars' in a presentation pack WTF!!
What is the title of your book? I bought Steve's book this week and I must say, for a guy that goes on an on about false arguments and baloney detection (all very interesting) to come up with his definition of God as "a real physical being" and then say this definition is found in religions like Christianity just begs the question of whether he actually knew much about Christian theology while he was a missionary and speaking in tongues...
No serious theologian or philosopher has ever posited God as some physical being.
Hi everyone. Back from holiday.

Thanks for getting my book Teleo. Somehow I knew you would find fault in some tiny detail you disagreed with. I hope the rest of the book made sense though. I tried to keep it as simple as possible to reach a wider audience so I guess there will be a few details that may be incorrect if analysed with a highly-intellectual-tooth-pick approach.
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« Reply #98 on: July 01, 2010, 09:48:03 AM »

BTW: Exclusive Books Centurion now has about 11 in stock, and the main buyer at Head Office said he would email all branches and suggest getting stock due to the success of the book in Centurion and the fact that Kate Turkington may have me on her show quite soon. So ... thanks for all the support everyone.
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« Reply #99 on: July 01, 2010, 17:04:15 PM »

welcome back Stevo...hope you enjoyed the South Coast. BTW have you ever received any royalties? Adam tell me "your cheque is on its way"...have'nt seen it yet though.
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« Reply #100 on: July 02, 2010, 08:58:13 AM »

welcome back Stevo...hope you enjoyed the South Coast. BTW have you ever received any royalties? Adam tell me "your cheque is on its way"...have'nt seen it yet though.
Nothing yet - been told the same thing. Sent him some emails but no reply yet.
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« Reply #101 on: July 09, 2010, 05:48:49 AM »

Hey Stevo.
Just ordered the book (finally).  I will give you my review soon (I am sure you can hardly wait Wink )
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« Reply #102 on: July 11, 2010, 09:58:30 AM »

Hey Stevo.
Just ordered the book (finally).  I will give you my review soon (I am sure you can hardly wait Wink )

CooWELLL, thanks bro. I'm a bit nervous about reviews from all the clever folk on this site - and yes that includes you. Haven't seen you here for a while though - howz the wek overseas going?
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« Reply #103 on: July 15, 2010, 09:06:32 AM »

Going well here, although pretty hot right now. 
I got an email saying the book shipped today, so I'll be watching the mailbox.
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« Reply #104 on: July 15, 2010, 09:27:19 AM »

Stevo, I've been fighting with Adam...sent me a sales report for Nov-Dec 09 (book was published on 2 Nov) sold 20  WTF!! still no news re Jan to Mar or later. Promised once again to finalise the reprint by end July! How about you?
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