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California Wants To Put E-Ads On License Plates

qazxsw Re:Really? (624 comments)

How about selling the state name like a sports stadium? :)

more than 4 years ago
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Inventor Demonstrates Infinitely Variable Transmission

qazxsw Re:Today's CVTs are No Match (609 comments)

The Maxima starting in 2009 model year is actually 290 hp paired to a CVT.

more than 4 years ago
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Alternative Orion Missions Proposed

qazxsw Re:Pick a new name assholes (137 comments)

Actually it was estimated at the time that one person would die from an Orion vessel going to Mars.

about 5 years ago
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British Library Puts Oldest Surviving Bible Online

qazxsw Re:Codex Sinaiticus is a Gnostic corruption (568 comments)

It's not accurate to say that "practically every Bible from the time of the Codex Sinaiticus and earlier would be "corrupt" by your standard". The Majority Text is what virtually all New Testament books were going back to the autographs (originals). Everywhere outside Egypt, Christians did a generally excellent job copying books of the NT just as Jews did copying the OT.

Regarding the fight over what texts were to be included in the Canon, this was largely a fight between Gnostics and everyone else. You had the text we see today, the Apocrypha (interesting historical texts which don't have complete compatibility with known canonical texts, and texts which were clearly Gnostic. The idea of throwing out the God of the OT is a Gnostic one. The NT texts clearly show Jesus saying that He was here to fulfill the OT law. The OT is quoted in several books of the NT.

Regarding the trashcan assertion made by many, it's not as unreasonable as you may think. While recycling it into a new book may seem pragmatic, it wasn't that simple. Even this corrupt manuscript contained many uncorrupted words of God. Many scribes would not have felt it appropriate to destroy a book containing the words of God. Look at the Jews today in Israel who bury old texts in caves because they don't feel it's ok to destroy them.

more than 5 years ago
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British Library Puts Oldest Surviving Bible Online

qazxsw Codex Sinaiticus is a Gnostic corruption (568 comments)

Codex Sinaiticus is a Gnostic corruption of the original text. It includes Gnostic books such as The Shepard of Hermas and Barnabas. There are *thousands* of differences in the text of this book and the Majority Text (Textus Receptus). The Majority Text is the text which virtually all copies of the Greek text outside of Alexandria share. There are thousands of copies of the Majority Text in part or whole. The Alexandrian manuscripts which are largely responsible for our modern translations (post KJV) are primarily Codex Sinaiticus and Vaticanus. These two copies are both from Alexandria (a big Gnosic area). These 2 texts do not agree well with each other, nor other copies of the text.

Codex Sinaiticus survived to such a great age because it was discarded in a trashcan. Valued texts were worn out (copying by hand made good texts too valuable to discard). These texts became popular in the modern era in the 1800s when Wescott and Hort used these to create a *new* Greek manuscript by combining Codex Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, and Textus Receptus. Wescott and Hort weren't exactly upstanding Christians to look to for spiritual advice. They founded the Ghostly Guild, an occult society with a very elite pagan membership.

more than 5 years ago
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Thanksgiving means mostly ...

qazxsw Re:I have a solution (586 comments)

Christmas is _not_ a holiday of Christian origin. Nimrod's widow claimed that Nimrod's spirit would impregnate her. She would lay on her roof naked at night for this to happen. After fooling around with her servants, she gave birth to a son named Tamuz on December 25. Since Nimrod claimed the title "Sun God", his widow claimed that Tamuz was the sun of Nimrod and' therefore, "Sun of the Sun God". She told everyone to celebrate Tamuz's birthday each year.

Jerimiah Ch 10 denounces the "Christmas Tree" as a pagan idol.

more than 5 years ago

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