31 July 2008

Season's Greetings

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    23 July 2008

    Who REALLY wrote the Bible.






    I'm really not looking to proselytize anyone to my skeptic point of view. Honest. People have enough Tzurris without me.


    But the thought occurred to me "how would I go about doing that?", if I wanted to.

    At first, I figured I would send out an anonymous E-mailing of Zeligman's Letter to My Rabbi. But thinking about it, I doubt that would convince anyone except someone who's already on the fence. Typical believers' defences go up when approached with blatant skeptical material. I was ensnared by reading neutral scientific and other historical material. I don't know how I would have reacted had I been exposed to Zeligman first.

    After much thought (about 10 seconds), I decided if I really wanted to get the word out, I'd do it in a very big way.

    What better way than to produce a Major Motion Picture of the actual creation of the Bible and it's characters!

    So with all due respects to Richard Elliot Friedman:

    Presenting, "Who Really Wrote The Bible - and other characters".

    But alas, right now it's just in the planning stage. What I'm doing now is lining up all the resources for this mammoth project, and I wanted to run it by you before I started filming.

    The cast and all the behind-the-scenes players will be drawn from local talent that has graced the J-skepti-blogosphere. To protect anonymity of the cast, the reasoning behind my casting will not usually be explained. But I think you may inderstand the wisdom of my selections.

    So Lights - Camera - Action!

    Presenting!

    J - Enigma4u - (Sorry, won't explain this one)

    J - Understudy - XGH. (Hmmm, Yes, there is method to my madness)

    E - Baal Devarim - (Hmmmm, Yes, there is method to my madness )

    P - Baruch Spinoza. (Why not? He's a pal of mine.)

    D - Jacob Stein - (Fits like a glove - Fire & Brimstone)

    H - Lakewood Yid (He truly enlightened us what it means to be holy with his, errrr, hands-off approach!)

    Shmuel - Rabban Gamliel (Ever try reading though Samuel? )

    Solomon - S.

    Elijah - Mis-nagid (Disappeared to who knows where)

    Isaiah - This is a close call. It's a tie between Agnostic Writer & Shai, (Two magnificent writers!).

    bilaam - happywithhislot - all lowercase of course (Who else?)

    Baal Shemtov = Hasidic Rebel - (Self-explanatory)

    Avrohom Avinu - Shtreimel (He started the whole thing, right?)

    Yitzchak Avinu - EmunaPshutah (Only someone with EP would stick his neck out!)

    Yaakov Avinu - Daas Hedyot (V'yaakov Ish Tam)

    Noach - Holy Hyrax (Noach M'ktanei Emuna)

    The Hyrax - as himself

    Maimonides - RJM (duh!) or Orthoprax (huh?)

    Lubavitch Rebbe - LNM (that's easy)

    Acher - Jewish Atheist

    Am Haaretz - Baal Habos

    Bar Kochva - Failed Messiah

    Redactor - Daganev (Think about it!)

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    Supporting.

    Director - XGH

    Finance - Little Foxling (He seems good with numbers, check his posts about the Calendar).

    Music - Search for Emes (only if we film on Monday)

    Script - Ben Avuya

    Catering - Candyman

    CSA - Baal Habos
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    There are still plenty of choice roles available. Let's hear you suggestions!

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    20 July 2008

    Al or Arnold?

    Post-post pastime

    If this ain't class, I don't know what is. By the way, in this role, Al is portraying a blind man. I heard it took two days to film this brief scene below. Watch and enjoy.




    The following comes from "True-Lies" (they could have called it POMO, same thing)





    It's a nice second but just not as classy.

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    14 July 2008

    Checkmate?


    Jewish Atheist posts about what would happen if an intact version of J/E/P/D was found, in effect, proving the DH.

    That would just about clinch it, right? But that's highly unlikely. And besides Daganev & Rabban Gamliel would be sure to have some apologetica even for that remote possibility.

    And how about the following remarks in Newsweek magazine?

    How far are we from creating a multi cellular organism? Quite a ways. But the race is definitely on to be the first lab to create life from nonlife.
    Someone will cross that finish line within the next decade or so.




    Is the creation of artificial or synthetic life something for believers to be concerned with?

    I think so. But once again, RG will be sure to make some distinction such as "Synthetic life is different because scientists made it happen", Or "Still, life needs a desginer and something to make it happen". And Daganev will be sure to find some Passuk that will make it seem as if the Zohar predicted synthetic life. Dumb scientists! The Maharal did it hundreds of years ago!! The Yated may even retract their dismissal of the story about the Golem!

    So while I don't expect "Checkmate" any time soon, things may get real interesting.

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    09 July 2008

    You can't handle the Truth!


    Or maybe you can. Find out here at The Truth Project.


    Where the XGH have I heard this before!!?. But hey, you never know. Maybe you'll learn something.

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    02 July 2008

    Secret of life - explained at last.

    I'm serious. This video explains the mystery of Pi.

    Money back guarantee if not satisfied.



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