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To: BlackElk
Well, it seems we've made some progress. I don't see an "MYOB" anywhere in there. However, I think I saw reference to that which is not my "business."

If it were not for the Roman Catholic Church giving the Bible

Need I remind you this is what you said which compelled me to respond to you in the first place? (GRIN)

At any rate, it seems you're real proud of that heritage. So, I'll just mention again that Israel could easily make the same claim. God used Israel, an "enemy of the gospel," to give us the Bible. Surely you're not ready to say that gives Israel claim to being the one true church.

(Oh, and just so you don't fall into the same confusion as happened the last time we covered this ground, I'll just mention that "Israel" is a Biblical term.)

346 posted on 06/01/2005 10:07:19 AM PDT by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: newgeezer; BlackElk
Israel could easily make the same claim

Two differences. First, Judaism is, self-admittedly, a religion of the book, so a claim that if something is not in the Jewish scripture, then it should not be Judaism, is easier to make.

Second, the Catholic Church is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic not because it produced the Christian Canon, but because it historically and dogmatically is. The fact that it produced the Christian Canon is merely a refutation of the "since X is not in the New Testament, the Chruch should not practice X" assertion.

348 posted on 06/01/2005 10:24:36 AM PDT by annalex
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To: newgeezer

When did Israel collect and promulgate the New Testament?


352 posted on 06/01/2005 10:44:35 AM PDT by Petronski (A champion of dance, my moves will put you in a trance, and I never leave the disco alone.)
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To: newgeezer
You were right in #346 as to my failure to remind you to MYOB, that is, MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.

If it were not for the Roman Catholic Church giving yiou the Bible, you would not have a Bible to truncate and mangle.

Is there some reason why I should give a rat's patoot why you responded to me?

I also take it that the incredibly self-satisfied and erroneous church of newgeezer has problems with Jews as well as with Catholics. Why am I not surprised? Jews should take as a compliment your attitude towards them, considering the source.

MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS

357 posted on 06/01/2005 10:58:24 AM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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