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  • Originally posted by whag View Post
    Ok, he just maimed their tails then.
    Didn't say it was nice but the assumption that they all died seems unwarranted.
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    • Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
      Didn't say it was nice but the assumption that they all died seems unwarranted.
      Fair enough. All were maimed and some died.

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      • Originally posted by whag View Post
        No, not personal incredulity. The obvious mythic pace and tone, combined with the other parts of the story that don't make sense.

        Why is it important to believe this particular story is actual history and not myth?
        What do you mean "obvious mythic pace and tone"? This is still an argument from personal incredulity, one where you decide it is "obvious" due to your ignorance of other cultures. It's not important to believe this to be actual history just as it is not important to know that Julius Caesar was a real person, but it still does not warrant arguments from ignorance or such arguments from personal incredulity.
        The fact that science cannot make any pronouncement about ethical principles has been misinterpreted as indicating that there are no such principles; while in fact the search for truth presupposes ethics. - Karl Popper, 1987

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        • Originally posted by Dante View Post
          What do you mean "obvious mythic pace and tone"? This is still an argument from personal incredulity, one where you decide it is "obvious" due to your ignorance of other cultures. It's not important to believe this to be actual history just as it is not important to know that Julius Caesar was a real person, but it still does not warrant arguments from ignorance or such arguments from personal incredulity.
          That's all you needed to say. Thank you.

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          • Originally posted by whag View Post
            That's all you needed to say. Thank you.
            So this is all that you needed to say that you are unable to back your assertions?
            The fact that science cannot make any pronouncement about ethical principles has been misinterpreted as indicating that there are no such principles; while in fact the search for truth presupposes ethics. - Karl Popper, 1987

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            • Originally posted by whag View Post
              Fair enough. All were maimed and some died.
              ~Formerly known as Chrawnus~

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              • Originally posted by Chrawnus View Post
                If it makes you feel better, he's still wrong. Fur doesn't burn well and dragging things around doesn't necessarily make them more likely to burn.

                Was it nice to the foxes? Of course not - but since he was doing even worse by setting them loose I'm not sure why this matters so much.
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                • Originally posted by Dante View Post
                  So this is all that you needed to say that you are unable to back your assertions?
                  My assertion that Samson is, for various reasons, burdensome to believe aimed to show a metaphorical interpretation is equally valid. It's not important to believe as history, just like you said. Whatever you derive from it isn't diluted simply because you may regard it as a myth or extremely embellished history.

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                  • Originally posted by whag View Post
                    My assertion that Samson is, for various reasons, burdensome to believe aimed to show a metaphorical interpretation is equally valid. It's not important to believe as history, just like you said. Whatever you derive from it isn't diluted simply because you may regard it as a myth or extremely embellished history.
                    Oh, you were whiling away your spare time.
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                    • Originally posted by Truthseeker View Post
                      Oh, you were whiling away your spare time.
                      That's pretty much what forum banter involves. You just whiled away some spare time with that cute reply.

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                      • Originally posted by whag View Post
                        That's pretty much what forum banter involves. You just whiled away some spare time with that cute reply.
                        I'm in!
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                        • Wait, what game are we playing? Trolling?
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                          [T]he truth Iím after and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance -ó Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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                          • Originally posted by Dante View Post
                            So I guess the illegal aliens in America must be Aztecs.
                            The Mayans are going to be so miffed when they read this.

                            I'm always still in trouble again

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                            • Originally posted by whag View Post
                              My assertion that Samson is, for various reasons, burdensome to believe aimed to show a metaphorical interpretation is equally valid. It's not important to believe as history, just like you said. Whatever you derive from it isn't diluted simply because you may regard it as a myth or extremely embellished history.
                              Not equally valid, no.
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                              • Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                                The Mayans are going to be so miffed when they read this.
                                I think this is Inca-rrect.
                                "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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