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Remains of Apostle Paul May Have Been Found
Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | December 6, 2006

Posted on 12/06/2006 4:29:58 PM PST by HAL9000

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ROME (AP) - Vatican archaeologists have unearthed a sarcophagus believed to contain the remains of the Apostle Paul that had been buried beneath Rome's second largest basilica.

The sarcophagus, which dates back to at least A.D. 390, has been the subject of an extended excavation that began in 2002 and was completed last month, the project's head said this week.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apostle; apostlepaul; archaeology; catholic; christianity; godsgravesglyphs; paul; relics; rome; saintpaul; stpaul; vatican
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1 posted on 12/06/2006 4:30:01 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Does this fall within the GGG realm?


2 posted on 12/06/2006 4:31:45 PM PST by indcons (Think)
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To: HAL9000

Whoa...


3 posted on 12/06/2006 4:31:51 PM PST by cmsgop ( Axis of Evil = North Korea, Iran, Kevin Federline)
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To: SunkenCiv

Does this fall within the GGG realm?


4 posted on 12/06/2006 4:31:53 PM PST by indcons (Think)
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To: HAL9000

Please ignore post #2: it was intended for FReeper Sunken Civ.


5 posted on 12/06/2006 4:32:24 PM PST by indcons (Think)
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To: HAL9000; Admin Moderator

may be a double post. just checking.


6 posted on 12/06/2006 4:32:38 PM PST by Silly (Still being... Silly)
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To: HAL9000

Next they need to find Peter and Mary


7 posted on 12/06/2006 4:33:10 PM PST by woofie (This area deemed a failure, Something new and witty will no doubt emerge)
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To: HAL9000; Alouette; Salem; EveningStar; All

REALLY HAL?

COOL


8 posted on 12/06/2006 4:33:50 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Silly

A long article was posted on this earlier today.


9 posted on 12/06/2006 4:34:16 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: woofie

Peter, yes, already found. Mary, no.


10 posted on 12/06/2006 4:34:42 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Peter and Paul ....not Mary?


11 posted on 12/06/2006 4:35:31 PM PST by woofie (This area deemed a failure, Something new and witty will no doubt emerge)
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To: woofie
Next they need to find Peter and Mary

I knew Ringo is alive...George and John are dead...now the "Paul is dead" rumor seems to be confirmed.

What happens if you read the story backwards???....

12 posted on 12/06/2006 4:35:43 PM PST by paulat (about)
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To: HAL9000

Exciting stuff!


13 posted on 12/06/2006 4:36:22 PM PST by Just Lori (Blessed are the peacemakers: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD!!!!)
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To: HAL9000
"Our objective was to bring the remains of the tomb back to light for devotional reasons, so that it could be venerated and be visible," said Giorgio Filippi, the Vatican archaeologist who headed the project at St. Paul Outside the Walls basilica.

Let the dead bury the dead.

14 posted on 12/06/2006 4:36:39 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: woofie

Vewy funny. Mary's body will never be found on this earth.


15 posted on 12/06/2006 4:37:36 PM PST by Just Lori (Blessed are the peacemakers: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD!!!!)
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To: Dog Gone

Have a link to share?


16 posted on 12/06/2006 4:38:15 PM PST by Just Lori (Blessed are the peacemakers: ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD!!!!)
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To: Just Lori

ping


17 posted on 12/06/2006 4:39:04 PM PST by Mercat (Wife Shoots Husband to Death Over Warm Beer in Missouri)
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To: He Rides A White Horse
Let the dead bury the dead.

And the living dig them back up.

18 posted on 12/06/2006 4:39:35 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Just Lori

"Mary's body will never be found on this earth"

That's because the worms ate her flesh, same as with everyone else.

The Word of God is True - and every man a liar (Romans 3:4)


19 posted on 12/06/2006 4:40:22 PM PST by Manfred the Wonder Dawg (Test ALL things, hold to that which is True.)
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To: Just Lori
Mary's body will never be found on this earth.

And why is that?

20 posted on 12/06/2006 4:40:36 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: All
DAN BROWN WAS RIGHT!



no real reason to say this but i bet it raised a few people's blood pressure.
21 posted on 12/06/2006 4:41:41 PM PST by j_k_l
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To: Just Lori

I was just thinking the same thing!


22 posted on 12/06/2006 4:49:41 PM PST by VRWCer ("The Bible is the Rock on which this Republic rests." - President Andrew Jackson)
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To: HAL9000

Let him lie in peace. His work on this earth is done.

I fear some will pay more attention to his (putative) remains than to his words which speak to us down through the millenia. We won't find "the Truth" poking around his bones.


23 posted on 12/06/2006 4:52:48 PM PST by Monkey King
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To: HAL9000

390 A.D.?

That is about 300 years after the fact of Pauls demise.....


24 posted on 12/06/2006 4:52:53 PM PST by Radix (Don't mind me, I post dumb stuff all of the time.)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

Agree totally. Paul, himself, would have been disgusted (i.e., Less of me, more of Christ).


25 posted on 12/06/2006 4:54:16 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Ever learning . . .)
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To: Monkey King
Paul himself would be horrified at the thought that some would 'exult' his remains. At least thats what he wrote.
26 posted on 12/06/2006 4:54:47 PM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: Monkey King

Nicely stated. Put up a plaque and let him rest.


27 posted on 12/06/2006 4:56:41 PM PST by IslandJeff (FR mail me to be added to the Type I Diabetes ping list)
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To: Manfred the Wonder Dawg

If you believe Jesus is God, you really shouldn't disrespect His mother, Mary.


28 posted on 12/06/2006 4:58:08 PM PST by khnyny (God Bless the Republic for which it stands)
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To: paulat
""Paul is dead" rumor seems to be confirmed."

At least if Heather has anything to do with it... ;o)

29 posted on 12/06/2006 4:58:49 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Atheist and Fool are synonyms; Evolution is where fools hide from the sunrise)
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To: woofie
"Peter and Paul ....not Mary?"

It's a candy company. (I know, I am dating my self)

30 posted on 12/06/2006 5:01:28 PM PST by Grammy
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To: khnyny
Believing that Mary decomposed isn't disrespecting her.

Her physical body doesn't matter. Her spirit is in Heaven...the part that counts.

31 posted on 12/06/2006 5:04:56 PM PST by what's up
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To: Just Lori

Sure, but anyone who knows how to use the search function should be able to find it without my help.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1749237/posts


32 posted on 12/06/2006 5:05:26 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: what's up
That's called gnosticism.

-A8

33 posted on 12/06/2006 5:07:02 PM PST by adiaireton8 ("There is no greater evil one can suffer than to hate reasonable discourse." - Plato, Phaedo 89d)
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To: adiaireton8
No...not true.

Our bodies decay in the grave. That's just a fact.

Heavenly bodies are different as Paul says in Corinthians.

34 posted on 12/06/2006 5:08:18 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up
Our bodies decay in the grave. That's just a fact.

How about those that were cremated
35 posted on 12/06/2006 5:09:33 PM PST by uncbob
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To: zot; Interesting Times; SeraphimApprentice

Ping. Who knows? (God knows but not the Shadow)


36 posted on 12/06/2006 5:10:41 PM PST by GreyFriar ( (3rd Armored Division - Spearhead))
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To: uncbob
You think the cremated wouldn't have decayed in the grave? Ashes, decay...all to dust.
37 posted on 12/06/2006 5:11:38 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up
Do you believe in the resurrection of the dead?

-A8

38 posted on 12/06/2006 5:11:38 PM PST by adiaireton8 ("There is no greater evil one can suffer than to hate reasonable discourse." - Plato, Phaedo 89d)
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To: adiaireton8
Yes, and those bodies will be different (again as Paul says in Corinthians)...heavenly ones.
39 posted on 12/06/2006 5:13:00 PM PST by what's up
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To: mountn man

According to Catholic teaching, Mary's body was assumed into Heaven upon her death.


40 posted on 12/06/2006 5:16:23 PM PST by ops33 (Retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant)
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To: paulat
A bit sacrilegious, but here goes:

There once was a man from Glengozzle
Who discovered a remarkable fossil.
He knew by the bend
And the wart at one end
'Twas the Peter of St. Paul the Apostle!

41 posted on 12/06/2006 5:21:52 PM PST by quark
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To: HAL9000

Bones to be on ebay soon.


42 posted on 12/06/2006 5:23:42 PM PST by razorback-bert (I met Bill Clinton once but he didn't really talk , he was hitting on my wife)
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To: ops33

Pretty sick to see Freepers making fun of Catholicism.

Probably some of the the same ones
who criticise the ACLU

Some things are in bad taste to joke about, this is one of them.


43 posted on 12/06/2006 5:23:53 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Grammy
I am dating my self

You should really try dating other people, now and then.

44 posted on 12/06/2006 5:24:41 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: blam
ping

FMCDH(BITS)

45 posted on 12/06/2006 5:25:31 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: HAL9000

It would be kind of interesting, in a way, if it really *were* Paul's remains (which I sort of doubt), if it could be determined if he had any particular disease, i.e. the "thorn in the flesh".


46 posted on 12/06/2006 5:26:20 PM PST by agrarianlady
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To: sgtbono2002

I agree with you. A person can disagree with Catholic teaching concerning the Virgin Mary but the do not need to disrespect the Church.


47 posted on 12/06/2006 5:27:57 PM PST by ops33 (Retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant)
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To: HAL9000
This was originally reported by Pravda and I was doubtful. Now that the AP has picked it up I know it must not be true.
48 posted on 12/06/2006 5:30:32 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Those who call their fellow citizens Sheeple are just ticked they were not chosen as Shepherds)
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To: what's up
Of course our bodies, when resurrected, will be different, because they will be glorified and clothed with immortality. But your resurrected body will be the body you have now, not a brand new body. Otherwise it wouldn't be you. That is why, when you said that "her physical body doesn't matter", that's gnosticism. Our physical body *does* matter; it is part of who we are, and at the resurrection we will be reunited with our bodies (these very bodies), but our bodies will be glorified.

-A8

49 posted on 12/06/2006 5:31:19 PM PST by adiaireton8 ("There is no greater evil one can suffer than to hate reasonable discourse." - Plato, Phaedo 89d)
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To: Grammy

Peter Paul Almond Joy's got nuts.
Peter Paul Mounds don't.

Peter Paul used to be one of the main sponsors of the orginal Charlie Brown animated specials, which is why I remember them.


50 posted on 12/06/2006 5:34:31 PM PST by AF_Blue ("Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus")
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