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in response to reader comment: The proof is in the puddin, nothing from nothing leaves nothing.

Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Apr 7, 2012 at 23:17

Mr Abdullah conitnues to labor in his confusion:

" ....You said Mary comes from a royal bloodline."

Incorrect. What was written , in response to a question Mr Abdullah asked but once again has failed to follow up on was: "

(Abdulla)"...It says Jesus was out of the house of David (Bloodline). How could that be?"

GIK: "What is 'it' ? The Bible? Meaning that 2000 years ago his mother's family was descended from a Jewish king?"

Mr Abdullah seems to have failed to notice the question marks. Is it not clear to you Mr Abdullah that I was not pretending to be a biblical scholar and was clearly trying to clarify the assertions you made? And you still have not made clear what your point is - and what argument you are trying to win.

"The only person who comes out of a royal bloodline is Jesus father who is Joseph (read Matthew 1:1-16 and Luke 1:27) Oh, do you know where those chapters are in the Bible?

Um, let me guess - the first one at the very beginning of the Book of Mathew in the New Testament? How am I doing so far , sensei? The second one - immediately after Luke 1:26.

".....And by referring to the Prophet Muhammad as Mo.."

just as you would dare not portray his image on paper - I have taken it one step further - and will not even attempt to write all the syllables of his name.

'.....only shows your ignorance of that which you have no knowledge,'

by definition ignorance is unaware of its own condition. Do you often qualify your opinions with redundant statements?

".....So if I have no knowledge of my ignorance "

You would do whatever you do.

A prize example of abject ignorance and one we've seen portrayed over and over again would be muslims beheading, stoning or shooting people, cutting off limbs etc thinking they are doing God a favour while shouting 'Allah akbar'. Another example lesser but just as insidious example of abyssmal ignorance would be for adherents of that same belief system to develop the most backward societies on earth and then try to tell non-adherents in foreign countries that source of their backwardness was actually the path to enlightenemnt.

"I would never speak of the Prophet Jesus as you do of Muhammad."

Good for you. And just so you know - I would never speak of the Master Jesus as I do of the non-prophet Mo.

"......You said I called you a Christian, "

What you wrote was exactly: ".."Most Christians like yourself ..."

Did you have any other meaning?

".I really don't care what you profess to be. "

At last, some honesty. But you cared enough before - when you thought I was a Christian - to try to lead me into coming out on the losing side of a theological argument about irrelevant events that went on 2,000 years ago didn't you? What has changed? Oh, you are so fickle!

But while we are on the subject of who cares about what - I really don't care for your attempts at suggesting I should 'respect' your confabulation of who you imagine Mo was. Respect must be earned. And not based on fear or coercion.

"As I said in the title: Nothing from nothing leaves nothing."

OK, I get it - this is your attempt at trying to be witty and pithy? I suppose you do have to try - but in future at least make the title somehow relevant to the subject matter

Submitting....

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