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Old 16-08-2019, 06:36 PM
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Most people don't realize that when it applies to "religion" but it's true, as you duly indicated.

I presume when you are totally immersed in something you become blinkered....
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Old 16-08-2019, 09:57 PM
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POP GOES THE WEASEL!




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He dipped the pen into the ink and then faltered for just a second. A tremor had gone through his bowels. To mark the paper was the decisive act. In small clumsy letters he wrote: ........... April 4th, 1984.
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Old 17-08-2019, 11:32 AM
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POP GOES THE WEASEL!




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At least, that account got suspended quickly. It's too bad that the moderators didn't delete that SPAM post as well. Such is life.
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Old 18-08-2019, 07:39 AM
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While the love of money is an obvious form of idolatry, theology can also be a form of idolatry as it can obscure the clear vision. Theological concepts can interfere with one's re-connection with God.

(We discussed this subject at length in a Bible study group focusing on 1 Samuel as theological concepts were raised and questioned during the discussion.)

Hmmmmmm.....................

that is why I seek out source material.


Good point, Still_Waters!
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Old 19-08-2019, 03:57 PM
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Hmmmmmm.....................

that is why I seek out source material.


Good point, Still_Waters!


I too try to go directly to the Source.
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Old 25-08-2019, 12:45 AM
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When it comes to source material, I believe I have a copy of all
the main texts used as the source material for the various Bibles.
One of my favorites is the Westcott and Hort text.
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Old 25-08-2019, 12:10 PM
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When it comes to source material, I believe I have a copy of all
the main texts used as the source material for the various Bibles.
One of my favorites is the Westcott and Hort text.

I shall check that one out. Thanks for the info.
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Old 25-08-2019, 03:06 PM
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Masoretic Text
Nestle-Aland Text
Westcott and Hort Text
Received Text (Textus Receptus)
Majority Text (Byzantine text)
and there are others...........
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Old 14-09-2019, 07:18 PM
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What about celebrity idolatry?

We've all seen it. Typically you see pre-pubescent women and sometimes full grown men fawning and screaming in the presence of their favorite celebrity, asking for an autograph, not washing their hand for months if they manage to "touch" their idol.

Same thing with politicians. The democrat party literally worshipped Obama and Hillary as their saviors. Now the Republican Party is doing something similar with Trump.

I truly believe celebrity obsession is the idol worshipping of the 21 century.

Same thing with electronics. You see how some people react when they don't have their smartphone.

Same thing with Big Government. Big government will give you everything, it is the beast in the Bible.
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Old 17-09-2019, 05:35 AM
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What about celebrity idolatry?

We've all seen it. Typically you see pre-pubescent women and sometimes full grown men fawning and screaming in the presence of their favorite celebrity, asking for an autograph, not washing their hand for months if they manage to "touch" their idol.

Same thing with politicians. The democrat party literally worshipped Obama and Hillary as their saviors. Now the Republican Party is doing something similar with Trump.

I truly believe celebrity obsession is the idol worshipping of the 21 century.

Same thing with electronics. You see how some people react when they don't have their smartphone.

Same thing with Big Government. Big government will give you everything, it is the beast in the Bible.

You seem to be very observant. Nice points.
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