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  •  of course it's fallacious reasoning (0+ / 0-)

    look, i grew up a fundamentalist Christian.  i graduated seminary.  i was a minister.  i know this shit backwards and forwards.  i am not using fallacious reasoning to claim that Jesus supports gay marriage.  if there was a Jesus, i am pretty certain that he wouldn't support gay marriage.  what i am doing with this diary is pointing out the fallacious reasoning behind claiming authority from the scriptures to oppose gay marriage, because the entire claim to authority is based on a belief that the authors of the scriptures spoke to god.  which is fucking ridiculous.  just as ridiculous as my claim to have spoke to Jesus.  the point is that using the bible as authority is as fucking stupid as using Sponge Bob Square Pants as authority.

    i think my cat is possessed by dick cheney

    by Anton Bursch on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 12:15:39 PM PST

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    •  Well, in the case of the New Testament... (0+ / 0-)

      ... the authority is Christ Himself. The Gospels are merely an account of His life; He is the authority. Or do you not believe that Christ has any authority?

      •  of course i don't think he has any authority (0+ / 0-)

        i think that he only exists in the imagination of those who believe in his existence

        he has as much authority as Santa Clause

         

        i think my cat is possessed by dick cheney

        by Anton Bursch on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 01:36:20 PM PST

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        •  That's a fringe historical opinion. (0+ / 0-)

          Almost all historians agree on the existence of Christ. Not very reality-based of you...

          •  'exists' is present tense (0+ / 0-)

            i am not certain that Jesus ever existed, because there isn't much evidence outside of the scriptures.  but i am comfortable assuming that he probably did.  

            but he doesn't exist right now, except within the imagination of people who believe that he is divine.  

            just like there's no Santa Clause living at the north pole with elves and flying deer.

            i know this, because i have eyes that see and ears that hear and a brain that thinks.

             

            i think my cat is possessed by dick cheney

            by Anton Bursch on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 02:53:57 PM PST

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