[meteorite-list] Seven Plagues and Killer Meteorites

From: Chris Merry <lmerry95_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 18:35:49 -0400
Message-ID: <00ad01c7b2c2$2fd24f20$6401a8c0_at_your9k1ay6x2a2>

Hello Darren,

Just my last parting thought about this whole "7 Plagues" discussion, which
Mr. Grondine's 6-19-07 post just reminded me. This specifically is in
answer to your June 17, 2007 post.

Don't use science or the phrase "its only scientific debate" as an excuse,
justification, vehicle or veil to voice or harbor any bias, hatred or
mockery you may have for anyone or anyone's beliefs, regardless of who or
what that may be.

All too often I have seen that this "debate", as you call it Mr. Garrison,
has been followed by "scientific" terms such as "fairy tale" (your own
terminology, Mr. Garrison); "cartoon god referenced in the Old
Testament"/"religious zealots--mentally unbalanced or psychotic"/"tv
evangelists" (reference Mr. Michael Blood's post of 6-17-07). Go figure.

The same holds true for using "religion" in the way as described above.

For God/Christianity/the Bible to be such a fable for the simple minded,
some individuals sure expend a lot of time and put forth a lot of effort in
trying to discredit it or mock it.

I'm glad everyone had a great time at Ensisheim, I enjoyed looking at the
pictures posted by Peter Marmet.

Chris Merry

----- Original Message -----
From: "Darren Garrison" <cynapse at charter.net>
To: "meteorite-list" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2007 7:29 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Seven Plagues and Killer Meteorites

> On Sun, 17 Jun 2007 15:51:25 -0700, you wrote:
>>Well said, Chris. It's amazing how the Meteorite List is *only for
>>discussing meteorites*.....except when the urge to bash other people's
>>religious beliefs becomes too overwhelming. Then it is *perfectly
>>acceptable* to depart from the topic of meteorites. Absolutely amazing.
> When someone brings up a claim that a religious document IS EVIDENCE OF A
> METEORITE OR COMET STRIKE it is NOT off-topic and NOT "bashing" to
> question the
> historical accuracy of that religious document. If the subject was, say,
> the
> new fall in Spain, then jumping in and saying that the bible may be
> historically
> inaccurate would be off-topic bashing. BUT WHEN THE TOPIC IS BIBLICAL
> OF METEORITE OR COMET STRIKES questioning the historical reliability of
> the
> account is reasonable and on-topic. (Although I'm going to drop the topic
> now,
> as some people are so thin-skined that they find any back and forth debate
> or
> disagreement with them to be "bullying").
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