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    Best Research on Sabbath

    If I only had a nickle for every time someone told me Christendom has been caught in a delusion. -JJ
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    Oswego, NY - early 80's - Mandeville, Taylor...

    Well, I suppose I'll ask again for the fun of it. Anybody heard anything? -JJ
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    Why I left an Evangelical Cult -- Ted Talk

    Good talk. Wish she went a little longer.
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    The Outsider Test for Faith

    It was actually a class on the OT that led me to throw my 'research' books in the trash. It was through Restoration Fellowship and covered the first half of the OT. About the time I got to the dismembered concubine in Judges, I'd had enough. Upon further reflection, I realized that after years of trying, none of the so-called "promises" had come to pass anywhere around me. I tossed the research books and discovered Bart Ehrman. None of that is to say the Bible hasn't had a huge impact on Western Civilization. There might not be evidence of the Exodus but the story has had a wide ranging, and I would argue positive, impact on the world. It's those kind of things I look into now, i.e., the principles discussed in the Bible and how they have been implemented and their impact on humanity. We seem to be creatures with leanings towards religion. Somehow it seems to provide comfort in a remarkably screwed up world. -JJ
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    Emancipation from American Christianity

    Thanks, Raf! I didn't even think of it in terms of Greasespot's rules. It was just quick observation. Thanks for staying on top of it!!
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    Emancipation from American Christianity

    Sounds more like a loosely disguised political diatribe to me. I bounced around quite a bit during my years after TheWay and don't recall ever coming across the kind of hate he's claiming permeates Christianity in America. An isolated pocket here and there but that's about it. Now, if he wants to discuss the emptiness of the practices as opposed to the promises. I'd be all in.
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    Bart Ehrman books

    Cool! Thanks, Rocky! He does that on occasion. Sadly, I already have it.
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    Bart Ehrman books

    I have found his books to be honest and thought provoking. The of them in particular changed how I think about Christianity and a large number of doctrines promoted by The Way. I'm looking forward to the conversation if I can find the Questioning Faith location.
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    Problems with GreaseSpot Radio?

    I'm trying to listen to the interview with Ralph and am getting this when clicking on the 'The Interview' link: Strict Standards: Declaration of xclDBTable::store() should be compatible with mosDBTable::store($updateNulls = false) in /home/grease/public_html/main2/administrator/components/com_sef/includes/sef.common.php on line 156Fatal error: Cannot re-assign auto-global variable _POST in /home/grease/public_html/main2/administrator/components/com_sef/sef.functions.php on line 1016
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    Anyone here enjoy the game of bridge??

    Cribbage! My dad's game. Sadly, haven't played that one in years either.
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    Anyone here enjoy the game of bridge??

    Used to back in the day. My twig leader got me playing. Haven't played in years though.
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    Christian Ethics

    Thanks, Steve! Excellent discussion as always!!
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    Christian Ethics

    Who is Miguel A. De La Torre? I downloaded a Kindle sample of the book and it reads like a Marxist revolutionary pamphlet. I much prefer your writing, Steve. -JJ
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    "You Must Be Born Again"

    I don't think that's the case, WW. He has said repeatedly that miracles, including the resurrection, are not historically provable. They may or may not have happened but believing they did is a theological proposition, not an historical one. I wish this stuff was historically provable. It would resolve a lot of issues. -JJ
  15. Anybody hear anything about John Lynn. I thought I read somewhere that he was diagnosed with lymphoma. Anyone else hear that? -JJ