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  1. Also there's a reference to animal sacrifice which was common in the ancient world, it's still practiced now in some areas. Jesus being the Lamb of God replaced the animals (sacrifice was of course a money spinner for the Temples). I interpreted your earlier post as an open question around whether Jesus was an orthodox Jewish Rabbi following the Old Testament traditions, alternatively was he a bit more free thinking, and integrating other ideas. I've come to realise that the area was more of a melting pot than I used to be taught. "Mandatory Sacrifices There were two mandatory sacrifices in the Old Testament Law. The first was the sin offering. The purpose of the sin offering was to atone for sin and cleanse from defilement. There were five possible elements of a sin sacrifice—a young bull, a male goat, a female goat, a dove/pigeon, or 1/10 ephah of fine flour. " https://www.gotquestions.org/Old-Testament-sacrifices.html
  2. I've not yet seen an electric car pulling a caravan, that'll reduce the range quite a bit. Just imagine what it'll be like in future summer holidays on the M5 down to the west country with all those caravanners crowding the charger facilities at the service stations! Maybe now's a good time to buy shares.
  3. I see where you're coming from DL, and agree that the sins of the fathers shouldn't be blamed on the sons. Of course if he didn't really exist then this is about the Christian community rather than Jesus. And if we're questioning it that far, then why should someone need to die to be a saviour? I don't think the accounts of Jesus's trial with Pontius Pilate mention him being sentenced because of other people's sins do they? Even in the Bible, that idea was a later addition wasn't it? I don't agree with this part though because I don't like the death penalty. But hey, you're quoting bronze age writings there so I wouldn't expect it to be completely relevant now.
  4. I don't recall reading passages like these in the Gospels which are the closest thing we have to what Jesus actually said (though it's rather problematic to insist they give Jesus's words in any historical sense. Perhaps we can refer to the literary Jesus rather than the historical Jesus). With that caveat, I'd say there's no good evidence he did. I think there are references to Jesus changing and reinterpreting what we call the Old Testament so this may be one example of that.
  5. Pantheism is the only type of theism my rational mind can accept, and I like the way it goes full circle and collapses the distinction with atheism. However it doesn't take us any further forward, because we still don't know how it all started in the first place. If I look at myself and ask what created me, what would I say? Just my parents? But that misses out the context they were in; imo it's better to say that the whole universe created me at that point in time.
  6. This is a well known line of argument in the philosophy of religion. It goes something like Believer: everything needs to have a cause, by the law of cause and effect. God is the first cause of the universe. Skeptic: Well what's the cause of God then? Believer: God is eternal, "begotten not created", he is the creator and not part of the creation. Skeptic: But you said earlier that everything needs a creator, now you've made an exception to this rule. Not everything needs a creator, and things can be eternal after all. If God doesn't need a creator, why should the universe need one? So it's like asking what's the difference between the physical universe and the spiritual, to explain why they obey different rules?
  7. I can agree with this problem but it runs deep, deeper than my imagination. Asking 'where' or 'when' presupposes the existence of space and time, but if the creation of the universe was also the creation of space-time, there was no pre-existing 'where' for anything to come from. The problem is, I can't imagine the nothing from which something emerged. Even using the past tense to describe it is suspect, because time only exists inside the bubble of space-time. It's in this state of mind that I can begin to glimpse spiritual teachers who say that this is the void, the emptiness.
  8. But doesn't that just shift the problem to: where does God come from?
  9. One reason it's difficult to diagnose autism is that the symptoms are similar to attachment disorder and childhood trauma. Another issue is long waiting lists (2 years where I live) and I've heard of people not getting diagnosed until their mid-teens. So I guess there's potential for lots of people undiagnosed and misdiagnosed. And I wonder if the diagnostic techniques have changed over the years, to muddy the waters too.
  10. There was the controversy of MMR vaccines maybe causing autism in kids which I remember from the 90s. And now this, I wonder how much money the drug companies will be putting into researching the damage their products might be doing.
  11. They've got us doing this over many issues. I dunno if it's just a British thing, but just one example: for my entire life people have complained privately about immigration yet carried on voting for the same parties which allow it. It's like on some level we can see what's going on, but are hypnotised by the media or some such, into conforming to the power structure. I can see now that a similar hypnosis was conducted over covid. It's incredibly frustrating but I think for me, a big factor was the behaviour of the MSM during the Brexit referendum. They were so blatantly biased that I gave up on firstly the BBC and now the rest of the MSM news. Ha ha, of course I am, I'm Captain Campion the rabbit from Watership Down
  12. Yeah, on reflection "best interest" isn't a good choice of words because that's often used to justify some interference in people's lives against their wishes. Even when I was complying with the jabs, lockdowns, masks etc I never agreed with any of it being compulsory. The whole narrative of covid being an emergency, justifying a level of social control similar to being in wartime, is probably as much the point as what they've been injecting us with. And thinking back to Bojo's initial response of herd immunity etc, leads me to think that maybe he wasn't as obedient to their orders as quickly as he should have been, resulting in him being replaced. But that's just me thinking out loud.
  13. Cheers, appreciated. And let's not forget that the majority of the western world is where I was at only a year or so ago. Things can turn round. I don't really have regrets, or feel like this a confession - after all I was acting in my family's best interests relative to the belief system I had at the time. I continue to have everyone's best interests at heart, that much hasn't changed, just the context around it.
  14. Thanks mate, and in some ways it's getting a little bit easier to resist the social pressure to conform. As the elite's agenda is coming to a head, it comes more out into the open and they don't hide it away as much - so actual data about jabs, immigration, the climate, trans etc starts to show cracks in the official line.
  15. Thanks, I'll look at it Anything that will help naturally has got to be better than artificial methods. It's also worth doing this stuff now to prevent getting ill in the first place so we don't need to go to the compromised official system.
  16. At the time, I thought it's just another vaccine using conventional methods so I took it just like I've had the flu vax in recent years. I'm a blood donor so I'm used to needles. But I'm on a journey through all this, and the other illuminati stuff. Ironically I read the Illuminatus! trilogy in the 80s so should have taken it more seriously. It all seems designed to spread doubt and negativity: if covid is a conspiracy, then what about any other medical treatments, what if I get something serious which natural remedies can't treat?
  17. And it didn't end well the last time that Germany had to pay war reparations during an economic depression.
  18. No I'm not pro, but I only joined the forum after having the jabs.
  19. Yeah, like there's all that dark matter and dark energy which I'm not really up to speed with. "If it's infinite it has infinite room to exspand into ie you half infinity it's still infinitely large" I can see why this is unsatisfactory tho I thought the conventional idea was a finite size for the universe based on its age of 13.8 billion years and the speed of light as the max speed. Although I vaguely remember that the cosmologists still introduce fudge-factors like inflation to super-size the expansion and something else to explain the lack of symmetry. So as a theory the big bang is rather cobbled together and inelegant. That's a new one to me, haven't had time to watch the video yet but I'm open to new ideas.
  20. So it's rather like the common cold, which evolves faster than we can create vaccines so unless you are especially vulnerable you may as well just catch the virus and get natural / herd immunity. Which was Bojo's original strategy before he got slapped down and made to follow the script.
  21. It's a constitutional monarchy, meaning that the monarch has theoretical power but in practice their wings are clipped so it's the politicians who're in charge (supposedly). Although we famously don't have a written constitution so that kind of contradicts what I just said about constitutional monarchy Did the monarchy own slaves or have business interests in the slave trade during this time period, which I take to mean after the civil war when the absolute status of god-given monarchy was abolished? Well perhaps indirectly if their income came from taxes taken from businesses which were involved, but that's making it a bit murky. After all, a constitutional monarch is supposed to be politically independent and impartial so if they campaigned for abolition wouldn't that be a violation? Even if you could untangle who should pay reparations, there's also the question of who should receive them? Who are the victims of historical slavery still alive? How do you disentangle that from present day corruption, incompetence and negligence?
  22. Thanks ... and funnily enough I only caught 'covid' (ie had positive LFT tests) after my 3 jabs. My children didn't and haven't been jabbed yet although I'm expecting to get some family pressure to continue with the jabbing due to elderly relatives needing to be protected from infection via the younger ones. Luckily though the whole covid agenda is out of the news at the mo, so not on most people's radar - it's scary how much our thinking and behaviour is just a reaction to the mass media. There's also the narrative around the vaccine protection not lasting very long, unlike with other viruses as far as I understand it. I mean, according to the narrative, I've already had 3 jabs plus been infected with the flippin virus, so why aren't I full of antibodies to protect me without needing more jabs?
  23. That's right, I remember now. Einstein introduced a fudge factor into his equations didn't he, a constant to make them agree with steady state rather than big bang because of his bias. If only he'd left that out he would have predicted the big bang ahead of the others. In any case, both theories need to explain the red-shift of the galaxies, understood as them moving apart. In another life I'd have been a cosmologist, but I have an itch which I can't quite scratch which tells me there's more to this than we realise. If the universe is supposed to be expanding, what is it expanding into? By definition, space-time itself has no boundary with an inside and an outside.
  24. "Nothing" is a paradox in itself. After all you need to have a concept of nothingness to be able to think about it in the first place, which seems to contradict the definition of nothing. Similarly, "everything" (which is a synonym for the universe) is also paradoxical because every idea of it is formed within it. You can't have an objective understanding of everything. "Then all of a sudden, something suddenly existed. Errr...how?" I guess space-time would need to exist before or simultaneously with anything else. There would be no "sudden" or "suddenly" unless there was time.
  25. This reminds me of the Steady State Model (alternative to the Big Bang) which was a respectable theory with a minority support until the cosmic background microwave radiation was discovered in 1964 which (for reasons I can't remember) favoured the Big Bang.
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