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07-02-2013, 09:46 PM
RE: Atheist / Agnostic Informational Resource Library
(06-02-2013 03:33 PM)Vosur Wrote:  
(06-02-2013 01:40 PM)ibanezerscrooge Wrote:  TruthSurge - The "Excavating The Empty Tomb" series is long (up to 19 parts now, but it's excellent)
Huh? As far as I know, the series consists of 18 parts (37 videos in total) and has been finished a whole while ago.
Yeah, ok. The last one posted was 18 and that was about 2 months ago.
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08-02-2013, 09:48 AM
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Thanks for the links. Smile I have added them to the YouTube Channels section. Big Grin

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08-02-2013, 12:54 PM
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(08-02-2013 09:48 AM)Near Wrote:  Thanks for the links. Smile I have added them to the YouTube Channels section. Big Grin
You can, by the way, download the entire "Excavating the Empty Tomb" series from TruthSurge on his website for free. I suggest you to add the download link next to that of his YouTube channel.
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09-02-2013, 03:39 AM
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After A-squared noted that EvolutionKills sounds like Youtuber Profmth, I trundled off to watch the Jesus Was Wrong series.

I think we should have a link to his stuff in the library (I couldn't see it already on post#1)

http://www.youtube.com/user/ProfMTH?feature=watch

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09-02-2013, 11:26 AM
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Added the links Vosur and DLJ. Thanks!

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13-02-2013, 04:18 AM (This post was last modified: 14-02-2014 09:07 PM by Bucky Ball.)
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The fallacy of prophesy as fortune telling.
The ancient role of a prophet in Hebrew culture was to interpret the words or will of their god to the people OF THEIR OWN DAY. NOT to predict the future. (That's Hollywood's idea of the role of a prophet).
So you often hear fundies talking about "prophesy", and how various prophesies were a 'foretelling", or prediction of the future, and indeed they count them up as "proof" that Jebus or whatever HAS to be true, as the "prophecy" came true.
In fact Leviticus forbade fortune telling and divination, so we know it was an abomination to even think in these terms for many/most centuries in Hebrew culture. However, with the rise of Apocalypticism, around the turn of the millennium, this changed somewhat, and is evidenced in many Christian writings, including the gospels, as they adopted the notions absent in ancient Israel, but coming into popular view with the Essenes. In terms of Hebrew culture, and the "telling of or prediction of" the future, was unknown, and forbidden, and not at ALL a view of the major prophets themselves. However in the the new view, certain "hidden meanings" or "pesherim" began to be looked for, in the practice of Midrash. The name for this is called "pesher", (or seeking a "hidden meaning"), which was not even known to the original speaker/writer, but only "revealed" later
to certain believers. Originally, the (plural) "pesherim" were only fully revealed to the Son of Righteousness, (the leader of the Essenes), and the idea was first found and fully understood after scholars read the Dead Sea scrolls, and was a sub category of "Midrash", (or study of the texts).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pesher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midrash
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsou...15650.html
Thus we see that "prophesy" as fortune telling as began to be practiced in Judaism around the First Century, (and picked up by Christians and the gospel writers), really was a very late invention and never a classical part of Hebrew scripture, or understanding, either interpretation, or intention, and certainly was not the function of the ancient office of "prophet", in Hebrew culture, who was to be a "mouthpiece" to the people of their own day, and not Madame Zelda with her crystal ball.
http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/r...html#proof

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17-02-2013, 12:52 AM (This post was last modified: 17-02-2013 09:36 AM by DLJ.)
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Hi, Near.

This is, I'm sure, not to everyone's taste but some people might enjoy the invective.

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLivingDin...ture=watch


And this one is very accessible for those beginning to doubt...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oli0DTmPm...EB39788E5B

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19-02-2013, 07:25 PM
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Updated, thanks for the links DLJ! Big Grin

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19-02-2013, 08:31 PM
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Hey Near,

Some possible additions to your terrific compendium (hopefully these aren't repeats).

http://reasoncinema.com/

http://www.godchecker.com/ (fun site)

http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/home.php (how to teach evolution)

http://www.khanacademy.org/science/biolo...-selection

http://www.centerforinquiry.net/

http://www.americanhumanist.org/

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/i...trial.html

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ft...abinto.htm (establishment clause)

http://www.philosophyofreligion.info/arg...r-atheism/

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23-02-2013, 10:55 AM
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Thanks for all of the great links! They have all been added to various sections in the first post including: Documentaries, Debate Resources, Atheist Organizations, and Useful/Informational Links.

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