Re: [asa] Occultism and the ASA listserv

From: Stephen Matheson <smatheso@calvin.edu>
Date: Mon Jul 14 2008 - 13:12:34 EDT

Oh, don't be silly. He's way better-looking than I am. And I'm a Red Sox fan. Oh wait...
 
>>> "David Opderbeck" <dopderbeck@gmail.com> 07/14/08 12:59 PM >>>
I've never "seen" either of them -- only read their emails and blog posts.
Curiouser and curiouser....

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 12:58 PM, <drsyme@cablespeed.com> wrote:

> Have you ever seen both of them in the same room at the same time?
>
>
>
> *On Mon Jul 14 11:39 , "David Opderbeck" sent:
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> *
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> 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.
>> Phone: 781-801-2189
>> Fax: 617-847-5933
>>
>> "A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs --
>> jolted by every pebble in the road." Henry Ward Beecher
>>
>
>
>
> --
> David W. Opderbeck
> Associate Professor of Law
> Seton Hall University Law School
> Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology
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Associate Professor of Law
Seton Hall University Law School
Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology
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