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Tom S. Fox
My copy of On the Origin of Species was more expensive than your bible.
4/2/2009 10:30:46 AM
J. Random Lurker
Price doesn't dictate anything on truth or accuracy, pal. I'm willing to posit that some of my textbooks probably have costed more than your babble.
Edit: Damn--Tom made the same point first. Ah well. Bears repeating, no?
4/2/2009 6:18:54 PM
So The God Delusion would be right if that were real silver on the cover?
4/2/2009 6:20:37 PM
Argumentum ad "I paid more than you so,there!"?
4/2/2009 6:20:42 PM
My copy of the Kama Sutra is more expensive
4/2/2009 6:24:51 PM
Tom S. Fox
Great minds think alike.
4/2/2009 6:31:44 PM
What is that old saying about a fool and his money?
Yes, I mean you, Cydoc.
4/2/2009 6:32:18 PM
Can you say "non sequitur"?
4/2/2009 6:38:09 PM
You know, I'm sure simmilar arguments were applied to the accountants at the institutions at the heart of our current financial woes.
"Dammit, that number-cruncher wasn't cheap, he's GOT to be right."
4/2/2009 6:40:05 PM
I'll sell you a holy book for a couple million. It'll be even truther than yours.
4/2/2009 6:41:00 PM
So those expensive cookbooks mean Martha Stewart is god?
4/2/2009 6:47:45 PM
LOL. That's like saying my calculus book is accurate because it cost $250 new*. It may be accurate, but it has nothing to do with the price and everything to do with who wrote it [a calculus expert] (and then how much the publisher messed with it after the manuscript was in). And it was firsthand from the authors to the publishers to me. And what it says is what it is. I may need a professor to help me understand it, especially as I'm really not the best at math, but it's not something that needs interpretation or its truth depends on who is using it.
Now your book. It was written by people who were influenced by myths from other groups in their area. It was written by people who had something political to say regarding the circumstances they were living in. It was translated through several languages, by people not necessarily familiar (at least not intimately) with the cultures of the people who wrote it (never mind that translation is not an exact science). Someone had to decide which pieces got into it and which ones didn't. And then on top of that you have to interpret it because we don't live like they did, and most of us are not intimately familiar (if we're familiar at all. . . certain kinds of Christians seem to thrive on being ignorant of how other people live and believe) with the cultures that existed when each part was written so our interpretation is often problematic at best.
*no I'm not crazy enough to pay that for the one semester I was required to take :P
4/2/2009 6:49:27 PM
This, people. This right here is the logic that leads people to Christianity.
4/2/2009 6:50:20 PM
My Harry Potter 6 was way more expensive than most bibles I've seen. Actually, the New Testament I have was free. Fail!
4/2/2009 6:50:33 PM
I have here a solid gold plate, 4 inches thick, that says, "There is no god."
4/2/2009 6:53:13 PM
Well, I've always thought that those free Gideon Bibles in all the motel/hotel rooms were shit, so now I finally have confirmation thereof.
4/2/2009 7:08:55 PM
Televangelist logic. The more you pay, the more salvation you get.
4/2/2009 7:08:57 PM
Then you wasted a lot of money on a big paper weight.
4/2/2009 7:14:33 PM
Now I've heard it all.
4/2/2009 7:25:53 PM
So, how accurate is a complete harcover The Wheel of Time series?
4/2/2009 7:36:31 PM
I... just... buhwah??
4/2/2009 7:36:33 PM
My college textbooks must be much more accurate since the cost me through the nose.
4/2/2009 7:45:45 PM
Capitalist-Fundie logic at it's best: money is the only measure of value.
4/2/2009 8:16:36 PM
Your one-stop excuse for justifying your religion's accuracy.
4/2/2009 8:33:40 PM
Is that you're measure?
4/2/2009 8:57:13 PM
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