Junior Ganymede
We endeavor to give satisfaction

Satan is a liberal.

June 27th, 2014 by Bookslinger

Thus Matt Walsh.

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June 27th, 2014 06:29:42

Brief History and Analysis of Mormonism.

March 22nd, 2014 by Bookslinger

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March 22nd, 2014 10:02:56

Aquila non capit muscas

March 04th, 2014 by Jeeves

The Latin phrase does not actually translate as anything close to the idiomatic American phrase “Quit making mountains out of molehills”. However, that is a plausible rendering of the sense of the phrase. My pleasure, sir.

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March 04th, 2014 09:48:43

Dysfunction à l’Anglais

February 22nd, 2014 by Vader

With echoes of Thomas Hobbes.     (more…)

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February 22nd, 2014 12:45:02

My kind of sacred art

February 01st, 2014 by Vader

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February 01st, 2014 18:24:52

Nicene Creed: deliberately ambiguous and non-understandable.

January 12th, 2014 by Bookslinger

And how Joseph Smith resolved the need for un-understandable ambiguiity by throwing out the philosophical metaphysics at the core of classical Christianity. An analysis by Bruce Charlton.

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January 12th, 2014 09:08:24

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for

January 04th, 2014 by Vader

Th evidence of things not seen.

Including the subjective experience of consciousness, it would seem.

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January 04th, 2014 16:47:05

Noah knew Abram. Shem knew Jacob.

January 04th, 2014 by Bookslinger

At least they were alive at the same time. The year numbering system assumes Adam was “born” in year 0. See previous table for calculatng the years from Adam through Noah. From Genesis:

Year
Born
Name Age
had son  
Age at  
death  
Year
died
Ref.
1056 Noah 500 950 2006
1556 Shem 100 600 2156 Genesis 11:11
1654 flood Genesis 11:10
1656 Arphaxad   35 438 2094
1691 Salah 30 433 2124
1721 Eber 34 464 2185
1755 Peleg 30 239 1994
1785 Reu 32 239 2024
1817 Serug 30 230 2047
1847 Nahor 29 148 1995
1876 Terah 70 205 2081
1946 Abram 100 175 2121 Genesis 21:5 ; 25:7
2046 Isaac 60 180 2226 Genesis 25:26 ; 35:28
2106 Jacob 147 2253 Genesis 47:28

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January 04th, 2014 11:35:34

Noah’s dad knew Adam.

January 02nd, 2014 by Bookslinger

At least they were alive at the same time. From Genesis Chapter 5 and the Book of Moses:

Year
Born
Name Age
had son  
Age at
death  
Year
died
Ref.
0 Adam 130 930 930
130 Seth 105 912 1042
235 Enos 90 905 1140
325 Cainan 70 910 1235
395 Mahalaleel   65 895 1290
460 Jared 162 962 1422
622 Enoch 65 430* 1052**
687 Methusela 187 969 1656
874 Lamech 182 777 1651
1056 Noah 500 950 2006
1556 Shem 100 600 2156 Genesis 11:11
1654 flood Genesis 11:10

 

*KJV Genesis gives Enoch’s age as 365. JST Genesis and Book of Moses gives Enoch’s age as 430.
** Year translated.

Lamech, Noah’s dad, was 56 when Adam died, so he likely knew him. And Noah knew (or at least could have known) everybody back through Enos, except maybe for Enoch, who was translsted  before Noah was born.

Since Noah was ordained to play such an important role, I believe all the living Fathers of his time knew him personally. Enoch at least saw him in vision according to the Book of Moses.

Shem and his brothers could only have known people back through their grandfather, Methusela.

Can you imagine conversations around the dinner table? Lamech telling Noah “Yes, I new Father Adam.” Enos could have told Noah “Yes, Adam was my grandpa.” Methuselah could have told Shem, Ham and Japheth “Yes, dad and his whole city were translated and taken to Heaven.”

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January 02nd, 2014 13:52:09

One of the deepest human passions

November 25th, 2013 by Vader

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November 25th, 2013 09:53:13

“Government of the people, by the people, and for the people”

November 20th, 2013 by Vader

The words were not Lincoln’s. They predated him by almost five centuries.

Which doesn’t make the Gettysburg Address any less marvellous. Quite the contrary.

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November 20th, 2013 12:54:18

Why relaunching the Space Race will not work

November 20th, 2013 by Vader

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November 20th, 2013 11:51:19

“My name used to be Mohammed”

October 23rd, 2013 by Vader

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October 23rd, 2013 18:06:44

Wait, what?

October 21st, 2013 by Vader

From Rick Atkinson’s The Guns at Last Light, describing the French 2nd Armored Division on the eve of the liberation of Paris:     (more…)

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October 21st, 2013 08:35:15

The famous Mormon loathing for other Christian sects

October 15th, 2013 by Vader

Debunked.      (more…)

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October 15th, 2013 07:54:14