Re: Naturalisim

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. <dfsiemensjr@juno.com>
Date: Fri Apr 01 2005 - 22:07:31 EST

On Fri, 1 Apr 2005 21:22:12 +0100 Steven Carr
<Steven@bowness.demon.co.uk> writes:
> In message <20050401.124234.-1777419.0.dfsiemensjr@juno.com>, D. F.
> Siemens, Jr. <dfsiemensjr@juno.com> writes
> >
> >On Fri, 01 Apr 2005 05:58:09 +0100 steven@bowness.demon.co.uk
> writes:
> >> Exodus 8
> >> 10 So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the LORD
> >> commanded. Aaron threw his staff down in front of Pharaoh and his
>
> >> officials, and it became a snake. 11 Pharaoh then summoned wise
> men
> >> and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same
> things
> >> by their secret arts: 12 Each one threw down his staff and it
> became
> >> a snake.
> >>
> >> On a naturalistic view of the Universe, is this story to be
> taken
> >> as untrue on the grounds that the Egyptian sorcerers could not
> work
> >> miracles
> >> and were unable to change wood into snakes?
>
> >First, you're quoting from Exodus 7. I can't document it now, but
> I
> >recall a claim that an ancient Egyptian document described how to
> hold a
> >snake near the head in such way that the critter stiffened out. It
> would
> >look like a rod. Dropped, it would move. It would have to be
> gripped near
> >the head to stiffen again. But note the directions in Exodus 4:3f.
> The
> >rod that Moses and Aaron carried was to be grabbed by the tail.
> The
> >Egyptian priests would know the difference, though Pharaoh did
> not.
> >Dave
>
> CARR
> SO this was God's chosen method of persuading Pharoah that Moses
> was
> from God - a stage magic trick that others could do?
>
> (I assume that is also how Moses did his trick?)
>
I see you are so opinionated that you can't tell the difference between a
head and a tail.
Dave
Received on Fri Apr 1 23:40:23 2005

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