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Russian Meteor Meyhem
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JohnL Wrote:Ron, you have some very funny ideas about absolute power, and how that absolute power is/isn't exercised.
I guess this is about Constantine? then, absolutely, and let us always keep in mind that Emperors are also politicians, and what may seem at a distance as a doctrinal decision is often merely a political tactics. cf. the 80-years-old cutoff rule we talked about recently: politics, pure and simple..... and unlike an Emperor a Pope is supposed to be pure? Kiss my shiny metal ass....
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#42
BTW, this is about meteors as opposed to Enoch and scripture.

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#44
Cute, G4U. Nice use of Photo Shop. That's not how I ever pictured Enoch. But the meteorites certainly could be characterized as angry birds.

Emperor Constantine was instrumental in getting the Roman Christian Church to emphasize Sunday-keeping along with Pagans by making it a feast day, and de-emphasizing observance of the Seventh-day Sabbath (Saturday) by declaring it to be a day of fasting. His favoring of Christianity was purely political. He probably had a hand in turning the Roman Christian Church into the authoritarian Papacy, that was supposed to have authority over all Christians.
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#45
Absolutely agree, Ron. And given what we think about Constantine we perhaps should not take his choice of gospel books as ... hmm ... gospel?

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back to the meteor... or perhaps we should call it a comet now?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/f...ents-comet
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#46
Emperor Constantine did not determine which books were accepted as cannon, any more than King James really determined the official translation of the "Authorized" version of the Bible. Do you really want a detailed discussion of the issue of Biblical canonicity? John L would probably break it off and stick it in the religion thread.

I've heard from scientific sources that the proper term is really "meteoroid." It sounds funny, but it is supposed to be all-encompassing, so you don't have to distinguish between meteors and meteorites (the ones that actually strike the ground).
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#47
Let's see, what have I been saying now from the start about what this all came from?
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#48
http://gizmodo.com/5987835/basically-no-...s-a-meteor

Some quality journalism here --- check the comments too.
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(03-01-2013, 03:11 PM)mv Wrote: http://gizmodo.com/5987835/basically-no-...s-a-meteor

Some quality journalism here --- check the comments too.

After all those decades under Marxism, and centuries under tsars, no wonder they are cynics.


Oh, I tried the link twice for comments, and didn't see any there.
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#50
Under the article.
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Doesn't show for me. I'll try another browser.
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