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    They are synonimous, if you look at their literal...

    They are synonimous, if you look at their literal meanings. Apocalypse (> apo-kaluptw, Greek, to reveal, unhide) was basically the same as Revelation; but since with time the word "apocalypse"...
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    Be careful - you seem to be confusing phonetic...

    Be careful - you seem to be confusing phonetic aspect of the language with the richness of vocabulary and flexibility of ways which usually lead to a language being perceived as "poetic". A lot of...
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    (Disregard, I thought you were looking for a link...

    (Disregard, I thought you were looking for a link to text so I gave you one.)
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    I like to use flavour as comparison when asked...

    I like to use flavour as comparison when asked this question - essentially, little or nothing changes when you read the same piece in a different language, but what does change is a certain flavour...
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    I believe most of us discussing here would agree...

    I believe most of us discussing here would agree that we do not have problems with the belief of others, in sense of the sole fact that they hold certain points of view that we do not.
    However,...
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    La vita e' bella, Benigni. Almost perfect.

    La vita e' bella, Benigni. Almost perfect.
  7. Thread: The Bible

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    Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.

    Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.
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    Greek, Jewish (in broad sense, not only Israeli)...

    Greek, Jewish (in broad sense, not only Israeli) and German, my trinity. :)
    Though I am also not far from being a true francophile, I enjoy a lot of aspects of French culture, the language, the art....
  9. Thread: The Bible

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    Regarding Tanakh (=OT), you cannot go wrong if...

    Regarding Tanakh (=OT), you cannot go wrong if you read the entire Torah (Pentateuch) first. After that, I would suggest Ruth, Samuel (at least II), Kings (at least I), Esther and Job (possibly also...
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    By naturalism (in philosophy), I mean "the system...

    By naturalism (in philosophy), I mean "the system of thought that all phenomena can be explained in terms of natural causes and laws".
    By materialism, I consider the ontological position which...
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    I understand that, perhaps I should have cleared...

    I understand that, perhaps I should have cleared that I was not replying directly to you, but merely used your post as "starting point" because you opened an important question, though you opened it...
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    Possibly, English is my fourth language so I tend...

    Possibly, English is my fourth language so I tend to watch my expressions a lot, but I still slip something which does not really suit the context. ;) If you know of a better expression, let me know....
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    And you are entirely right. (I knew we would...

    And you are entirely right. (I knew we would agree. :))

    Atheism is a pretentious position, just as theism. Only agnosticism is, strictly speaking, neutral. Which is why I hurried to remove the...
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    You are actually right, but in sort of different...

    You are actually right, but in sort of different way... "Non-believer" is not exactly the best term, but neither is "atheist", if you want to be precise.

    There is a difference between the...
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    Poll: You're Watership Down! by Richard Adams Though...

    You're Watership Down!
    by Richard Adams
    Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their assumptions,...
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    Nikolai... If you were referring to my post... I...

    Nikolai... If you were referring to my post... I did not say that faith and logic were always and necessarily in conflict.
    What I said was that, if one desires to approach religious truths from the...
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    Excellent! Now we perfectly agree, and...

    Excellent! Now we perfectly agree, and understand, when you speak from the position of faith and not logic. If you put things this way, then we can peacefully co-exist, I can appreciate your choice...
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    I asked you a very simple question. I am not...

    I asked you a very simple question. I am not moving onto any next question until we have resolved why is illogical to say that belief in G-d is irrational.
    You not only pretend to insult my...
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    Ah, I love Aquinas' arguments. A beautiful...

    Ah, I love Aquinas' arguments. A beautiful example of an attempt to manipulate the logic.

    There could be something that started the process, or there had to be something that started the process?...
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    It is logically possible that somebody is running...

    It is logically possible that somebody is running the show.
    However, that conclusion is, as far as I am aware, not logically necessary.

    Only conclusion which is a logically necessary outcome from...
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    Poll: What you described as your school experience is...

    What you described as your school experience is not something I would consider gambling at all - I would name it "playing cards" instead. :D As such, I tend to group it with a plethora of other...
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    Figured. :) All summed up, it seems that we...

    Figured. :)
    All summed up, it seems that we basically agree, only use different terminology.
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    Theories grow of what is experimentally proven,...

    Theories grow of what is experimentally proven, not of what is "known". And as such, they form the best explanatory model at the present point. As such, they are merely elaborated forms of "opinions"...
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    Anglophone literature, as presented, is not...

    Anglophone literature, as presented, is not exactly my thing. :):blush:
    Though I skimmed through / tried to read roughly half of the list, and there are some works on the list I want to read in the...
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    "And harm ye none, do what ye will." Could...

    "And harm ye none, do what ye will."

    Could somebody, please, define what is considered "harm" from the perspective of cult which adopts this rule. What exactly is "harm" and what are "acts of...
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