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Sports, Hobbies & Interests / Re: Football 2019 - 2020
« Last post by ad_orientem on Today at 05:33:49 AM »
Typical West Ham. Show the most fight they have all season then arguably our best player this and last season gifts our opponents the win. Still, if we show the same fight for the rest of the season there's hope we can avoid the drop.
Politics & Current Affairs / Re: Coronavirus
« Last post by Trentvoyager on February 24, 2020, 10:58:15 PM »
For a couple of years or so now, whenever I have been out and about mixing with other people I not only put the anti bac hand gel on my hands, I also put a tiny bit in each nostril. Whether it is a coincidence or not, I haven't had a cold since I have been doing that.

It may well be helping, but also your age my dear  :P

Each time your body is exposed to a virus, it develops antibodies that make you immune to that virus in the future, so the older you get, the more likely it is that you'll be immune to some of the estimated 200 cold viruses in circulation.
You got me runnin' goin' out of my mind
You got me thinkin' that I'm wastin' my time
(Don't bring me down, no no no no no)
I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor
(Don't bring me down)

You wanna stay out with your fancy friends
I'm tellin' you it's got to be the end
(Don't bring me down, no no no no no)
I'll tell you once more before I get off the floor
(Don't bring me down)

Don't bring me down, groos
Don't bring me down, groos
Don't bring me down, groos
Don't bring me down
Sports, Hobbies & Interests / Re: Football 2019 - 2020
« Last post by ProfessorDavey on February 24, 2020, 10:08:06 PM »
West Ham really gave their all tonight but Liverpool are just unstoppable. 79 points out of a possible 81 this season is just bonkers. Tonight they matched the record of consecutive wins in the top flight, a record they can beat at Watford on Saturday. As a current Watford fan and childhood Liverpool fan I'm a tad conflicted. Best result would be Liverpool win but Watford still avoid the drop!
I am beautiful no matter what they say.
Words can't bring me down.
I am beautiful in every single way.
Yes, words can't bring me down... Oh no.
So don't you bring me down today.

To all your friends you're delirious,
So consumed in all your doom.
Trying hard to fill the emptiness.
The pieces gone, left the puzzle undone.
is that the way it is?

The most beautiful sound I ever heard
Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria
All the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word
Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria
Maria, Maria, Maria

I've just met a girl named Maria
And suddenly that name
Will never be the same
To me
Away out here they've got a name for rain and wind and fire. The rain is Tess, the fire's Joe. They call the wind Maria.
Maria blows the stars around and sets the clouds a-flyin'. Maria makes the mountains sound like folks was out there dyin'.
Maria. (Maria). Maria. (Maria). They call the wind Maria.
Said the straight man to the late man
Where have you been
I've been here and I've been there
And I've been in between

I talk to the wind
My words are all carried away
I talk to the wind
The wind does not hear
The wind cannot hear

I'm on the outside looking inside
What do I see
Much confusion, disillusion
All around me
Christian Topic / Re: New Evidence the Gospels were Based on Eyewitness Accounts
« Last post by ProfessorDavey on February 24, 2020, 09:40:30 PM »
Your points are perfectly valid, but unlikely to shake Spud's faith (after all, wasn't it Tertullian who said "Credo quia imposible est". Spud does believe the impossible, and that is why I (and it seems Jeremy) tend to write about matters which point out the absurdity of the doctrine of the inerrancy of scripture, where the contradictions are so glaring that one would think nobody could reconcile them.

Fool's errand, maybe.
True enough.

However there is a danger in getting sucked into semantics on grammar, dating etc etc in the gospels. The point being that it is possible that Spud is correct on the grammar, it is plausible that his very early dating for writing of the gospels could be correct, he may indeed be right that there is a relatively short set of connections between eye witnesses to the purported events and the gospel writers. But even if Spud is correct on all those points it makes no difference to the fact that the key purported events of the gospels are entirely implausible and remain so even if the gospels were actually written by eye witnesses (not that that is plausible in itself).

Getting sucked into Spud's game is the classic christian apologist ploy - to claim that if they were right on some small detail it somehow proves that the claims are right too. Don't go there ;)
Christian Topic / Re: Using the Bible as an excuse for bigotry
« Last post by Spud on February 24, 2020, 08:59:05 PM »
Unfortunately I post most of my work here from a work computer, which combined with my hearing problems makes videos difficult - do you know if there's a transcript anywhere on-line? Or a written version that covers the same ground?


There isn't a transcript, unfortunately. He makes the point that what happened is a picture of what will happen at the final judgment. He doesn't elaborate but i guess it is like the Flood, where the old creation was destroyed to make way for a new creation (thus the Canaanites' animals were destroyed as well). Hence after the last judgment there will be a new heavens and earth.
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