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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Xan » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:17 pm

Our new pastor, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, delivered a great sermon today on the parable of the Good Samaritan. The gist being "you have no right to a 'not my neighbor' list".
https://www.stpaulaustin.org/sermons/se ... ays-fails/
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:06 pm

Possibly the first scientific proof of God performing a miracle.
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by dualstow » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:29 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
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Possibly the first scientific proof of God performing a miracle.
Fascinating! At the same time, I now have a new worst nightmare.
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:26 pm

Jesus was a winer, but this guy ales.
There are several thousand nearly complete viral genomes integrated into the human genome, most now inert or missing a crucial gene. These account for 1.3% of the entire genome. That may not sound like much, but 'proper' genes account for only 3%. If you think being descended from apes is bad for your self-esteem, then get used to the idea that you are also descended from viruses.
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by dualstow » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:03 am

Xan wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:17 pm
Our new pastor, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, delivered a great sermon today on the parable of the Good Samaritan. The gist being "you have no right to a 'not my neighbor' list".
https://www.stpaulaustin.org/sermons/se ... ays-fails/
I listened to it last night instead of the usual podcasts. Not bad. He’s got an interesting accent, definitely not Albuquerque. He kind of pronounces his O’s like the people in Fargo.
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Xan » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:49 am

dualstow wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:03 am
Xan wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:17 pm
Our new pastor, Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, delivered a great sermon today on the parable of the Good Samaritan. The gist being "you have no right to a 'not my neighbor' list".
https://www.stpaulaustin.org/sermons/se ... ays-fails/
I listened to it last night instead of the usual podcasts. Not bad. He’s got an interesting accent, definitely not Albuquerque. He kind of pronounces his O’s like the people in Fargo.
You're right it's an unusual accent. He's originally from Texas. I haven't heard anyone else speak quite like that. I might ask him some time.
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Tortoise » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:53 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Jesus was a winer, but this guy ales.
Alcoholic fermentation produces CO2 gas as a byproduct, so this guy also burps -- a lot.
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by jacksonm2 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:21 pm

Tortoise wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:53 pm
Kriegsspiel wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Jesus was a winer, but this guy ales.
Alcoholic fermentation produces CO2 gas as a byproduct, so this guy also burps -- a lot.
We all know that Jesus can turn water into wine. I prefer beer but wine is okay.
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Kriegsspiel » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:58 pm

I can just see the Urban Dictionary entries now.

"I was Pumping The Keg and was rewarded with a Jello Shot and a nice Pissner."
There are several thousand nearly complete viral genomes integrated into the human genome, most now inert or missing a crucial gene. These account for 1.3% of the entire genome. That may not sound like much, but 'proper' genes account for only 3%. If you think being descended from apes is bad for your self-esteem, then get used to the idea that you are also descended from viruses.
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by dualstow » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:42 pm

jacksonm2 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Tortoise wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:53 pm
Kriegsspiel wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Jesus was a winer, but this guy ales.
Alcoholic fermentation produces CO2 gas as a byproduct, so this guy also burps -- a lot.
We all know that Jesus can turn water into wine. I prefer beer but wine is okay.
According to the Comic (Book) Story of Beer, the editors of the New Testament mostly removed references to beer and replaced them with wine and they explained why, though I forget the details. Of course, I’d like to see a more scholarly source corroborating that notion, but Judea and Egypt was mostly beer country.

(Yes, Rome is a different story. In fact, that may have been the point).
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by shekels » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:03 am

jacksonm2 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Tortoise wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:53 pm
Kriegsspiel wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Jesus was a winer, but this guy ales.
Alcoholic fermentation produces CO2 gas as a byproduct, so this guy also burps -- a lot.
We all know that Jesus can turn water into wine. I prefer beer but wine is okay.
Tried some Gruit. The early beer.
It was brewed with Herbs instead of Hops
Some herbs used were known to have stimulating and even aphrodisiac effects.
So with that, Herbs were phased out and Hops were used to make you tired. ;)
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by dualstow » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:46 am

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