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Old 01-13-2018, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Not even a coincidence -- it's a perceived pattern match brought on by confirmation bias. When you're looking for a preconceived pattern, you will invariably find it. And some percentage of those "hits" will seem somewhat organic, particularly after a bunch of people jump on board and talk you further into it.

This is how biblical numerology and a number of other such things work.
Exactly. Great post mordant.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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And the Bible is full of 3:16 verses.
Yes. And I'll be the Quran is, too ;-)

Who is to say it's not Genesis 3:16 or II Carbuncles 3:16 in the Book of Bob?
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Is Ed Gein your idol (hence the username)?
Who the heck SHOULD be my idol then? Dahmer, Chikatilo, Fish?
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Minnesovia
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Who the heck SHOULD be my idol then? Dahmer, Chikatilo, Fish?
So many choices but life so short, I guess, eh?


Might as well choose the one who chopped up women and made an outfit out of their skin though, I guess, right? Classy.


I'll pray for you.
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:01 PM
 
Location: minnesota
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So many choices but life so short, I guess, eh?


Might as well choose the one who chopped up women and made an outfit out of their skin though, I guess, right? Classy.


I'll pray for you.
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:56 PM
 
Location: minnesota
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Yes. And I'll be the Quran is, too ;-)

Who is to say it's not Genesis 3:16 or II Carbuncles 3:16 in the Book of Bob?
Or maybe in this case 1 Corinthians 3:16

1 Corinthians 3:16New International Version (NIV)
16 Donít you know that you yourselves are Godís temple and that Godís Spirit dwells in your midst?
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Minnesovia
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Yes. And I'll be the Quran is, too ;-)

Who is to say it's not Genesis 3:16 or II Carbuncles 3:16 in the Book of Bob?


You're being as selective as you're accusing me of being.


We all KNOW that Tebow had the verse I'm referring to on his eye black.


He passed for 316. There were some other numbers in there as well.


He could have passed for anything that day - any number between 75 and 500, in reality.


It's all good though.
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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You're being as selective as you're accusing me of being.


We all KNOW that Tebow had the verse I'm referring to on his eye black.


He passed for 316. There were some other numbers in there as well.


He could have passed for anything that day - any number between 75 and 500, in reality.


It's all good though.
You're associating two numbers, 3 and 16, with a third number, 316. You're assuming the significance of that supports John 3:16 when it could support any other book that contains that chapter and verse, as well as that chapter and verse in any other book organized in that manner. You're doing that because of confirmation bias: you want and need it to relate to John 3:16. Also you're forgetting another perfectly valid and more likely possibility: it relates to nothing whatsoever.

Finally, this begs a pretty important question: why is god hiding behind some random football quarterback's passing number instead of just revealing himself? Particularly when his failure to do so is apt to result in billions of souls in eternal perdition, while he himself supposedly is "not willing that any should perish"?

And a meta-question: if you're reduced to "substantiating" your god's existence by reading these sorts of tea leaves ... what does that suggest to any thinking person are the odds that he actually DOES exist? And how is it substantively different from some witch doctor reading pig entrails?
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Land of the Tonkawa and Kiowa
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I'm glad I'm not into numerology, astrology, and all that stuff. I'm also glad I don't look to football players for wisdom and insight. So many folks these days look for hidden clues and secret messages, as if our brains were back in the dark ages or something. If the wind blows by, it has some deep meaning LOL.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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I'm glad I'm not into numerology, astrology, and all that stuff. I'm also glad I don't look to football players for wisdom and insight. So many folks these days look for hidden clues and secret messages, as if our brains were back in the dark ages or something. If the wind blows by, it has some deep meaning LOL.
Well now there's some common ground between a theist and an atheist.

That's really my only point ... believe in Jesus and Jehovah if you must, but don't cite or argue stuff that's ridiculous enough to raise the eyebrows even of lots of believers.
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