Re: [asa] Occultism and the ASA listserv

From: David Opderbeck <dopderbeck@gmail.com>
Date: Mon Jul 14 2008 - 11:39:39 EDT

And ahs anyone ever noticed how "Stephen Matheson" and "Karl Giberson" kinda
ryhyme? Hmmm.....

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 11:18 AM, karl.w.giberson@enc.edu <
gibersok@gmail.com> wrote:

> When I write my book "Why I wish I wasn't a Christian" I will have a
> chapter on this nonsense and how embarassing it is to be numbered with
> people that take this seriously. This kind of discussion makes me
> wonder if the Reformation was a bad idea. If having non-specialists
> read the Bible leads to this stuff then I say give the Bible back to
> the bishops and have them read it for us.
>
> 2008/7/14 David Heddle <heddle@gmail.com>:
> > Talk Psalm 14 and offset every character by exactly zero bytes. Then
> compare
> > the result to Psalm 53. The similarity is eerie.
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:58 AM, <drsyme@cablespeed.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Really? Wow!
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mon Jul 14 10:20 , "David Opderbeck" sent:
> >>
> >> But the really amazing thing is, if you pick out the first letter of the
> >> fifth verse of the first fifteen chapters of the book of Revelation, and
> >> adjust them up or down the alphabet by an apporporiate factor, it spells
> >> "Stephen Matheson." Not sure what that means, but it's eery.
> >>
> >> On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:11 AM, j burg <hossradbourne@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> On 7/13/08, Stephen Matheson <smatheso@calvin.edu> wrote:
> >>> > Vernon's occult musings are wholly inappropriate for a forum such as
> >>> > this one, and his mere presence here is an embarrassment. But as
> hard as it
> >>> > is to conceive of something more unbecoming than his ravings, I would
> >>> > suggest that responding to his posts is a step in that very
> direction.
> >>> >
> >>> > It's bad enough that our listserv is contaminated with pagan
> >>> > machinations. Let's not add to any of his threads, unless the
> response is
> >>> > in the form of a standard disclaimer that is pasted onto any post
> consisting
> >>> > of nothing but occult crankery. Please?
> >>> >
> >>>
> >>> I find that a respose such as George made is more useful. People DO
> >>> believe some of this stuff!
> >>>
> >>> My 2c worth.
> >>>
> >>> Burgy
> >>>
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> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> David W. Opderbeck
> >> Associate Professor of Law
> >> Seton Hall University Law School
> >> Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology
> >>
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>
>
>
> --
> Karl Giberson, Ph.D,
> author, Saving Darwin: How to Be a Christian and Believe in Evolution
> www.karlgiberson.com
> Professor of Physics, Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA
> Director of the Forum on Faith & Science, Gordon College, Wenham, MA.
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>
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> jolted by every pebble in the road." Henry Ward Beecher
>

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David W. Opderbeck
Associate Professor of Law
Seton Hall University Law School
Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology
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