Re: The Flood Hoax

From: george murphy (
Date: Fri Sep 20 2002 - 22:05:04 EDT

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             Since all you can do in response to my post is quibble about
    the word "fable"
    I see no point in continuing.

    Walter Hicks wrote:

    > george murphy wrote:.
    > >
    > > Please point out where I sued the term "fable" for Jonah.
    > Of course not, George; you are too "PC" for that.
    > You just treat it as a fable, but never use the word. or back up
    >the fact that you
    > accept fables as a legitimate part of scripture -- even when an
    >author goes out of
    > his way to present it as FACT. (As in historical fact.)
    > Then you call it "truth". -- as others on this list do.
    > I repeat to you a "fable" -- I mean a true story --- that was
    >presented elsewhere
    > =======================================================
    > A true story
    > Act 1, Scene 1
    > Once there were these two Hittites named Gabriel and Abraham.
    > We hear them talking:
    > Abe: Hey Gabe, Iím reading this terrific book about the Jews. You
    >should really
    > read it.
    > Gabe: Whatís so great about it?
    > Abe: It tells how the Jews wandered for 40 years in the desert.
    > Gabe: So what? Thatís just history.
    > Abe: But it tells how they had nothing to eat and God sent them Manna from
    > heaven.
    > Gabe: Wow! Now thatís real good history. Tell me more.
    > Abe: And there was this pillar of fire that protected them and the Red Sea
    > parted.
    > Gabe Wow! Thatís the history of the Jews?
    > Abe: Well, some say that it is a story.
    > Gabe: Just a story?
    > Abe: Not ějustî a story -- a true story!
    > Gabe: Are you sure it is true?
    > Abe: Sure it is very literary and it tells all kinds of things about God.
    > Gabe: True things
    > Abe: Of course!
    > Gabe: But is it historical?
    > Abe: Donít be so fussy. True is true and thatís good enough.
    > Gabe: Excuse me but Iíve got a stoning to go to. Do you want to come?
    > Abe: Will it be a real stoning?
    > Gabe: Of course! And it has a moral. Do you think I would make up a story?
    > Exit Gabe and Abe
    > ======================================================
    > Hmmmm: What famous person said "What is truth?"
    > Walt
    > --
    > ===================================
    > Walt Hicks <>
    > In any consistent theory, there must
    > exist true but not provable statements.
    > (Godel's Theorem)
    > You can only find the truth with logic
    > If you have already found the truth
    > without it. (G.K. Chesterton)
    > ===================================

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