"In the beginning" it came into existence BEFORE being described as "formless" and "void." Back to the "void" play doh. If context is not used to understand it, the Play Doh doesn't exist. BUT since it is described AS "Play Doh" we KNOW that it DOES exist. It just has not been "formed" into that which is to be described.
I very much enjoy how the Biblical writers glorified the past. The historical evidentiary material from both written and archeological sources of the period paint a very different picture. Solomon who probably existed was virtually unknown to his closest neighbors and his kingdom was not mentioned anywhere and as digs demonstrated the Kingdoms of David and Solomon were extremely small and wielded no power in the region Jerusalem at that time (Iron Age I) was a small city of around 600 people. There may well be an oral tradition that surrounded the myth of Solomon?s wisdom but like most scriptures dealing with pre-exilic Israel it was greatly exaggerated.
Sorry - not a Christian...but exactly how do you think shutting down the free tax break violates the First Amendment? It is not stopping anyone from practicing their religion freely at all.
Sorry, I meant two days straight after coming home from work, which is about 11-12hrs including commute. I guess I should have written two straight evenings
Not to mention that while that was the top marginal rate, various deductions and exemptions meant that it was very rare that anyone actually paid the top rate, and the effective rate was far lower.
As I said
Wish I could purchase a machine gun. a big pink one
Christians can't dump the Jewish Bible because Jesus and his first Jewish disciples fully believed in it. Moreover, if they dumped the Jewish Bible, then they would lose all the "prophecies" about Jesus as well as Jesus's teaching on the Law and the Temple.
Yes and still can get my panties wet!
I saw a perfectly normal guy at the grocery store who had some sort of tribal tattoo crawling up his face. I didn't bother asking. I just tried not to stare. He was attractive and tall, but quite startling with the face tattoo. It made me wonder what he was hiding from, or was it ritual? Too tired to ask.
I hate when my dream self is in his underwear or is naked and nobody seems to notice.
I've been "blocked" several times by ClassicalLiberal.
Was Iran waiting for the Hale-Bopp comet to swing by so they could put those hostages aboard and send them home, when the deal was in place? Only explanation for not having done so, following your . . . logic.
When I made the choice to have one child instead of three (like my parents) it had less to do with income and more to do with my personal choice. I agree that assimilation of immigrants into a western culture where interference of your faith in your personal decision making is peripheral rather than over arching is appealing. It usually takes two generations to get there.
Whole Foods has the BEST bakery, yum!