On Thu, 24 Oct 2002 18:44:16 -0500, John Knight wrote
(in message <kB%t9.17318$C53.689739 at news2.west.cox.net>):
> "Jd" <JDay123 at BellSouth.net> wrote in message
> news:3db8661a.6049968 at newsgroups.bellsouth.net...>> Bob LeChevalier <lojbab at lojban.org> wrote:
>>>>>JDay123 at BellSouth.net (Jd) wrote:
>>>> LOL! I remember some of those wiccans quoting the bible too! It's
>>>> ridiculous. The pagan thingy goes like this... " I don't believe in
>>>> your God but this [insert a Christian quote] is what He told you to
>>>>>> Has it never occurred to you that many of those who have chosen NOT to
>>> follow the Book have studied it carefully before choosing something
>>> else? They also have to deal with people trying to convert them all
>>> the time, so they get plenty of opportunities to learn the key
>>> teachings of the Bible.
>>>> No, it never occured to me. I did not choose to "follow the book"
>> or to even follow God. God Himself chose me. After that I figured
>> it was a good idea to read His book. Now if you're telling me you
>> know folks who have the ability to actually choose God reguardless
>> of what God Himself has decided, well, I think you've been misled by
>> those folks.
>>>>>>> *Reading* the Holy Bible and *comprehending* it are two entirely different,
> unrelated, and sometimes contradictory phenomenon. Most American 12th grade
> girls *read* math and physics books, but TIMSS proved behyond the shadow of
> all doubt that their *comprehension* of these subjects was ZERO, or LESS
> than zero http://christianparty.net/timssphysics.htm>> Most of the 900 million niggers in Africa READ, or had read to them, the
> Holy Bible, but do you think they understood even ONE word in it? They will
> argue with you until the sun comes up that "thou shalt not steal" does NOT
> mean "thou shalt not steal". If they don't get that one, you can bet they
> don't and can't get the rest.
You mean they're like "deadbeat dads"?
Everything is always the worst it's ever been.
> John Knight