|The Mothership - 2011-03-20 |
"But more than that we've made this book very practical."
Some of my Biblical Archaeology students talk the way this guy does, I wonder if they haven't been reading his book. Like they have been thinking that studying the Bible as history is like 'applied angel-on-a-pinhead dancing theory'. Fucking hell.
I do more Roman, Greek and New Testament period stuff; 150 B.C. - 150A.D. or so, although Old Testament archaeology is indeed cool.
Glasseye, did you mean to say Old Testament? Either way, the gap in mss records is relatively easy for them; that can be explained away or easily denied as a trick of the deceiver, a way to test faith. The one that most just can't seem to accept is that many early Christians believed that Christ rose from the dead 'figuratively' instead of 'literally'. This is a significant stumbling block, and explaining to them that 'before there was orthodoxy, there was great diversity' takes several lectures.
No, I meant the new testament. 250 years between the supposed events and the first complete book describing even some of them is quite a long time.
|DrDoalot - 2011-03-20 |
Those damn angels on assignment, behind a desk, pushing paperwork. It's the angels in the outfield who are saving our country.
Dammit, angel! You were supposed to save that guy's soul, not bring down Satan's entire Venezuelan cocaine empire! Turn in your badge!
|sticky52 - 2011-03-20 |
Pray for a tailor, maybe?
|CharlesSmith - 2011-03-20 |
If you pray to God he will rocket a light-speed angel down your throat so fast that you'll be saved .03 seconds before you begin to pray. That's the rocket-fueled-light-speed-salvation of the LORD!
This white line represents an angel sent from the LORD GOD to answer a prayer. This black line represents an angel sent from DEITY X. Now watch! The lightning speed of the LORD GOD angel allows salvation to reach the prayee over 5 times faster than with DEITY X! Be like all smart followers, and choose LORD GOD Lightning Speed (tm) Angels.
"More LORD GOD Angels can dance on the head of a pin than any other brand." - That's our guarantee!
|Xenocide - 2011-03-20 |
Well, it's about time. I'm sick of those other preachers who keep trying to dump generic greetings on me.
|pastorofmuppets - 2011-03-20 |
There is a history channel thing about angels. In it one of the experts argues that, in most depictions, the wings are put too close together to be able to generate sufficient lift.
|fluffy - 2011-03-20 |
I never was that good at word puzzles in math class.
|memedumpster - 2011-03-20 |
Holy fuck, did he just tell us that angels were going to murder us at the speed of light? Are angels to be rated in killing power now? Is Christianity not violent enough as it is?
|ashtar. - 2011-03-20 |
The camera isn't zooming in, he's gradually growing larger.
|Robin Kestrel - 2011-03-20 |
Yeah, yeah, this was all covered in the second edition Monster Manual.
|sunisevil - 2011-03-20 |
He has a really big suit
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