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Postby GamePlayer » 12 Nov 2008 20:49

SandChigger wrote:(That's why the Biblical story about Yahweh making the Earth stop rotating is such bullshit: if the Earth suddenly stopped, everything on the surface would be scoured clean by 1500 mph winds as the atmosphere kept moving. :roll: )


LOL :)
Of all the many flaws within the fiction of the bible that I've discovered, this is a true original to me :)
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Postby Freakzilla » 12 Nov 2008 20:51

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SandChigger wrote:(That's why the Biblical story about Yahweh making the Earth stop rotating is such bullshit: if the Earth suddenly stopped, everything on the surface would be scoured clean by 1500 mph winds as the atmosphere kept moving. :roll: )


LOL :)
Of all the many flaws within the fiction of the bible that I've discovered, this is a true original to me :)


Yeah, I don't remember that one too and I'm a big fan of trashing the Bible.
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Postby Omphalos » 12 Nov 2008 21:05

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SandChigger wrote:(That's why the Biblical story about Yahweh making the Earth stop rotating is such bullshit: if the Earth suddenly stopped, everything on the surface would be scoured clean by 1500 mph winds as the atmosphere kept moving. :roll: )


LOL :)
Of all the many flaws within the fiction of the bible that I've discovered, this is a true original to me :)


HG Wells wrote a great story about just that.

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Postby Freakzilla » 12 Nov 2008 21:22

Technically, couldn't the atmoshpere be considered part of the Earth?
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Postby SandRider » 12 Nov 2008 21:30

that's what I thought too, but then I'm just a godless communist,
and occasional rodeo clown ....
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Postby Hunchback Jack » 12 Nov 2008 22:34

SandChigger wrote:(That's why the Biblical story about Yahweh making the Earth stop rotating is such bullshit: if the Earth suddenly stopped, everything on the surface would be scoured clean by 1500 mph winds as the atmosphere kept moving. :roll: )


Actually, the Bible says that God stopped the Sun. But that's a whole nuther story ...

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Postby SandChigger » 12 Nov 2008 22:48

Jeez, are y'all suddenly a bunch of Preeqs, that things have to be explained to you step by step.

"Good Book" says God stopped the sun, as HBJ just pointed out. In its daily course across the sky. So the Jews could have more time that day to beat up on another bunch of people who did nothing wrong besides get in their way.

Since we all know the Sun never did go around the Earth, for the Bible account to be true, the Earth would have had to have stopped rotating.

Got it? :roll:

And sure, if God could stop the Earth rotating, he could stop the atmosphere and oceans as well, all while keep the Earth travelling in its normal orbit and not suddenly plunging into the Sun (it's our inertia and angular momentum what keeps us from doing so normally) or flying off into space....

My, didn't the world used to be simpler. ;)
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Postby SandRider » 12 Nov 2008 22:57

I'm gonna argue with you here.
You're retconning the Bible. In that orginal work, the Sun most certainly
went around the Earth. You're adding ideas that did not even exist for
another thousand years. The original work said the Sun STOPPED IN
IT'S TRACKS, and by G-d, that's all I'll ever believe.

So you and your "friends" can write or re-write WHATEVER you want,
I AIN'T BUYIN' IT !

bet you got a prequel for Genesis, too, doncha smart guy ..... :evil:
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Postby GamePlayer » 12 Nov 2008 22:58

But SC, didn't you know that with Gawd, all things are possible? Kinda like the infamous "Frank Herbert notes"; they are everything and they are nothing :)
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Postby GamePlayer » 13 Nov 2008 11:48

Well that's one of the reasons I found this so amusing. You either have to believe in gawd or you don't, because the dues ex machina is so great it pretty much demands an all or nothing approach. Why worry about the silliness of the pebbles when the landslide is even more ludicrous? :)

Plus, it was such an off-the-wall observation about the bible, I couldn't help but laugh. Skeptics talk about the oft repeated scientific problems or the moral problems (Earth made in six days, speed of light, slavery, racism, etc) but I've never seen someone object to the bible because of inertia :)
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Postby Omphalos » 13 Nov 2008 11:57

SandChigger wrote:Jeez, are y'all suddenly a bunch of Preeqs, that things have to be explained to you step by step.

"Good Book" says God stopped the sun, as HBJ just pointed out. In its daily course across the sky. So the Jews could have more time that day to beat up on another bunch of people who did nothing wrong besides get in their way.

Since we all know the Sun never did go around the Earth, for the Bible account to be true, the Earth would have had to have stopped rotating.

Got it? :roll:

And sure, if God could stop the Earth rotating, he could stop the atmosphere and oceans as well, all while keep the Earth travelling in its normal orbit and not suddenly plunging into the Sun (it's our inertia and angular momentum what keeps us from doing so normally) or flying off into space....

My, didn't the world used to be simpler. ;)


I think Yahweh switched things right around the time of Copernicus...or therebouts. That way we do not know his true ways.

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Postby Freakzilla » 13 Nov 2008 12:15

What y'all don't seem to understand is that He can reach out with His Noodley Appendage and skew test results and observations to make things seem any way He wants.

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Postby SandChigger » 13 Nov 2008 13:50

Baraka Bryan wrote:and yeah the 'making the sun stand still' is just the event described in the scientific (mis-)understanding of the time

Which "event" was that again? ;)

Omphalos wrote:Palin, '012!

Heard a reporter on CNN Thursday morning talk about "Palin in twenty-twelve". :D

Imagine someone saying that with twenty-oh-nine just around the corner! :lol:
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 13 Nov 2008 13:52

GamePlayer wrote:Well that's one of the reasons I found this so amusing. You either have to believe in gawd or you don't, because the dues ex machina is so great it pretty much demands an all or nothing approach. Why worry about the silliness of the pebbles when the landslide is even more ludicrous? :)

Plus, it was such an off-the-wall observation about the bible, I couldn't help but laugh. Skeptics talk about the oft repeated scientific problems or the moral problems (Earth made in six days, speed of light, slavery, racism, etc) but I've never seen someone object to the bible because of inertia :)


Yeah, I was moved by the originality myself. Nicely done SC. :wink:
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Postby cmsahe » 16 Nov 2008 23:20

SandChigger wrote:...

And sure, if God could stop the Earth rotating, he could stop the atmosphere and oceans as well, all while keep the Earth travelling in its normal orbit and not suddenly plunging into the Sun (it's our inertia and angular momentum what keeps us from doing so normally) or flying off into space....

My, didn't the world used to be simpler. ;)
Superman did it.... ;)
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Postby GamePlayer » 17 Nov 2008 11:52

"Superman can travel back in time?
We've been over this.
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Postby Ampoliros » 17 Nov 2008 12:06

On the 8th day, God created Wizards, because he knew he'd have to retconn some crazy shit.
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Postby Freakzilla » 17 Nov 2008 13:54

Ampoliros wrote:On the 8th day, God created Wizards, because he knew he'd have to retconn some crazy shit.


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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 17 Nov 2008 15:49

Ampoliros wrote:On the 8th day, God created Wizards, because he knew he'd have to retconn some crazy shit.


Dude. Seriously. Where di you get that? GOLD. :D
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Postby GamePlayer » 17 Nov 2008 16:33

Wow, that is good. Really good.
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Postby Ampoliros » 17 Nov 2008 20:23

It's like I channel dead crazy people
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Postby SandChigger » 22 Dec 2008 19:49

#1 Hack has blawgged:

Stephen Youll has already sent us the cover image and -- as usual -- it's a real nut-grabber. We'll show it off here as soon as it's ready.

(OK, I added "nut-" there, but you know that's what he's thinking.)

I'm hoping this cover illustration will be something like the one for Sandworms and provide a hint as to that "dark thing" Jessica does that the two braintrusts (or is it really just one) have intimated will figure prominently in Jessica of Dune.

(The covers for Hunters and Paul of Dune were fairly boring in the sense that they didn't really give us anything to chew on. ;) )
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Postby Sole Man » 22 Dec 2008 19:57

I like Youll's covers, I think he does a great Job. But the only DUNE ones I like invovle worms.(Even the SNADWORMS cover)

The only logical way to go is have Jessica completely naked, taking it up the ass from Gurney, Leto Chani or Paul himself.

After the sales of POOL OF DUNG, anything else would be insanity. (Then again we are talking about KJA here...)