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Old 18th April 2017, 09:55 AM   #2521
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Originally Posted by halleyscomet View Post
To reach the official tally of eleven, I need ten more witnesses. Once I have them my account of Drop Bears in the Pre-Columbian Americas will have met the exact same standard of evidence as the Book of Mormon.

Come forward and TESTIFY my friends!
Ahheye testify, mah brudda from anudda udda! I saw dem dere koalaform writin's on METAL PLATES like it waz thru stone spectackles — an' a innernet vidya played in mah head. A fearsome great DROPBEAR did fall from the back of a SPECKLED GIANT SLOTH and, lo, there, uh.., it was.

Hold my beer.
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Old 18th April 2017, 09:57 AM   #2522
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Strawman!!
Eucalyptisbear!
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Old 18th April 2017, 10:03 AM   #2523
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Testify!

That gives THREE witnesses to the Drop Bear Testament.

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With three witnesses The Drop Bear Testament is now %27 of the way to having met the same standard of evidence as the Book of Mormon. It already has the exact same archeological evidence supporting it as the Book of Mormon.

Amen!
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Old 18th April 2017, 10:14 AM   #2524
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Can we get Samuel L. Jackson cast as the leader of the Drop Bear Army?
We'll need a whole series of movies in that case:

"Iron Drop Bear 2"
"Captain Drop Bear" (just a cameo at the end)
"The Drop Bears"
"Captain Drop Bear: The Wendigo" (Winter Drop Bear sounded wrong, and this lets me keep after the same comic book universe)
"The Drop Bears: Age of Bunyip" (may as well add another Aussie beast here)

And the spin-off Television Series
"Agents of Drop Bear"
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Old 18th April 2017, 10:20 AM   #2525
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Originally Posted by halleyscomet View Post
AMEN!

The first witness has come forward. Remember, in the grand tradition of Mormon witnesses, visions are a legitimate means of seeing the proof you need.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Mormon_witnesses

The Book of Mormon had a total of eleven official witnesses, twelve if you count Mary Musselman Whitmer, who claimed to be a witness but Smith never bothered to mention.

To reach the official tally of eleven, I need ten more witnesses. Once I have them my account of Drop Bears in the Pre-Columbian Americas will have met the exact same standard of evidence as the Book of Mormon.

Come forward and TESTIFY my friends!
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Old 18th April 2017, 11:26 AM   #2526
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Originally Posted by Border Reiver View Post
From the cold and forbidding North comes the story of the Winter Drop Bear, embossed on plates of finest magnesium. Thrill to the vision of their ripping chariot born armies, horses and steel using First Nations apart so thoroughly that no trace can ever be found.

Your copy available now for 10 equal payments of $29.95 + shipping and handling.
But wait! There is more! If you are one of the first 11 callers, you receive a FREE gift! Yes, absolutely FREE gift of magic underwear*! This FREE gift is yours for only 10 additional easy payments of $29.95 + shipping and handling.

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Old 18th April 2017, 12:25 PM   #2527
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But wait! There is more! If you are one of the first 11 callers, you receive a FREE gift! Yes, absolutely FREE gift of magic underwear*!
Dropbares!
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Old 19th April 2017, 07:46 PM   #2528
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Dropbears on a plain.
I'm rethinking my user name, though it can never be capitalized, even at the start of a sentence.

What the **** are dropbears? I don't actually have to read the BOM, do I? I mean, I understand the KJV fine, but the BOM was insufferably forced, like by a guy who didn't understand his source material. I lasted two pages.
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Old 19th April 2017, 09:00 PM   #2529
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A drop bear is a vicious killer Koala. Also some software.
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Old 19th April 2017, 10:34 PM   #2530
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I thought it was what happens when you leave gummi bears out in the sun.
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I'm rethinking my user name, though it can never be capitalized, even at the start of a sentence.

What the **** are dropbears? I don't actually have to read the BOM, do I? I mean, I understand the KJV fine, but the BOM was insufferably forced, like by a guy who didn't understand his source material. I lasted two pages.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_bear
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A drop bear (sometimes dropbear) is a hoax in contemporary Australian folklore featuring a predatory, carnivorous version of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus). This imaginary animal is commonly spoken about in tall tales designed to scare tourists. While koalas are typically docile herbivores (and notably, not bears), drop bears are described as unusually large and vicious marsupials that inhabit treetops and attack unsuspecting people (or other prey) that walk beneath them by dropping onto their heads from above
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There has been relatively little scientific research into the drop bear (Thylarctos plummetus), which the Australian Museum describes as a "large, arboreal, predatory marsupial related to the koala." Populations are thought mainly to exist in forested coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia, stretching from the Cape York Peninsula to Tasmania.
...but they appear to prey on people with non-Oz accents before cobbers.
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Old 20th April 2017, 04:43 AM   #2532
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I'm rethinking my user name, though it can never be capitalized, even at the start of a sentence.



What the **** are dropbears? I don't actually have to read the BOM, do I? I mean, I understand the KJV fine, but the BOM was insufferably forced, like by a guy who didn't understand his source material. I lasted two pages.


Translation errors. Smith was a TERRIBLE translator. He cut out the drop bears for crying out loud! Clearly, the Mormon god is calling me to do a fresh translation of the Book of Mormon to fix all of Smith's cock-ups.

BOM: Drop Bears Revealed. coming this fall to Kindle.
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Has anyone ever published a parody of the BOM? I doubt it, because it's an old, wise rule among parodists that you can't lampoon something that's no damn good to start with.

Hell yes I've tried reading it. I didn't get beyond the 300th. "and it came to pass." That was about two chapters in. I don't fault myself for that; self-destructiveness is a bad practice.
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Old 20th April 2017, 09:03 AM   #2534
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Thylarctos plummetus. That's funny!
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Old 20th April 2017, 09:18 AM   #2535
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I thought it was what happens when you leave gummi bears out in the sun.
You are thinking of the dreaded droopbear.
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Old 20th April 2017, 04:45 PM   #2536
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Has anyone ever published a parody of the BOM? I doubt it, because it's an old, wise rule among parodists that you can't lampoon something that's no damn good to start with.

Hell yes I've tried reading it. I didn't get beyond the 300th. "and it came to pass." That was about two chapters in. I don't fault myself for that; self-destructiveness is a bad practice.


When I read it I used the Gutenberg edition. I did a search and replace on the common phrases. For example I replaced "and it came to pass" with AICTP. Since my career is an IT I'm used to reading acronym soup and filling in the rest mentally. This made the book surprisingly more readable.

Sadly, I did not keep my modified version of the book of Mormon. I probably should have. Maybe I'll go back and reproduce the effort. I have to admit, if I'm going to do the BOM drop bear addition I might as well do a few other variations as well while I'm at it. Slogging through that much ether in print is something one does not want to do multiple times.
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A drop bear is a vicious killer Koala.
I have long considered my Strine brethren as our sillier (compliment) cousins. In the states we allowed far too much immigration from what became Germany, resulting a preference for fart jokes. I recently learned I carry 92% more Neanderthal genes than the average European, so fart jokes are in my nature, but the rest of me prefers silly.
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You are thinking of the dreaded droopbear.
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I recently learned I carry 92% more Neanderthal genes than the average European, so fart jokes are in my nature, but the rest of me prefers silly.
Farts can be silly, properly pitched!
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The problem with the skeptics' approach to the BOM's authenticity is, it focuses on the nitpicky details, while the true believer focuses on the doctrines instead. To date, I've never seen anyone disprove the Christian doctrines and teachings of the BOM. Skeptics tend to throw out the baby with the bathwater.

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The problem with the skeptics' approach to the BOM's authenticity is, it focuses on the nitpicky details, while the true believer focuses on the doctrines instead.
The doctrines in the Book of Mormon are Christian only if you can show they have something to do with Jesus Christ. The book satisfies this claim prima facie by claiming Jesus visiting the people living in the Americas shortly after his death. That is the only basis upon which a claim of Christianity can be made, and its historicity is not therefore merely a nitpick. You bear the burden to prove that there existed a people for Christ to visit, and that he actually did so, before you can claim a Christian origin for what the book claims as doctrine. That burden is made immovably heavy by the wealth of archaeological information about the Americas and the complete lack in it of anything whatsoever supporting the Book of Mormon. Mormon scholars admit this lack, even if the church leaders do not.

And again you seem to be young enough in the Mormon curch not to remember (or know at all) that the issue of Book of Mormon historicity supported by archeology was first affirmed by the Mormon church. It was their attempts to equate ancient sites and artifacts to those in the Book of Mormon, and concepts such as the feathered serpent to Christian ideas like angels or the resurrected Jesus, that first raised this issue. The demand to prove historicity is not just some stunt dreamed up by critics to discredit Mormonism by any "nitpicky" means at their disposal. It is a direct rebuttal to claims made by the church, but now abandoned.

There was an article this week in the Salt Lake Tribune investigating the reasons why some become disaffected with Mormonism. It turns out a leading factor is not that church history and doctrine are not as sanitary as they were taught, but rather that questioning Mormons had to learn about the facts from outside sources. People leave the Mormon church because the leadership lies to them and teaches only a cherry-picked version of church history and practice. Before railing against your critics for their allegedly improper approach to challenging church claims, you should consider that you don't know as much about your own church as outsiders do.
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The doctrines in the Book of Mormon are Christian only if you can show they have something to do with Jesus Christ. The book satisfies this claim prima facie by claiming Jesus visiting the people living in the Americas shortly after his death. That is the only basis upon which a claim of Christianity can be made, and its historicity is not therefore merely a nitpick. You bear the burden to prove that there existed a people for Christ to visit, and that he actually did so, before you can claim a Christian origin for what the book claims as doctrine. That burden is made immovably heavy by the wealth of archaeological information about the Americas and the complete lack in it of anything whatsoever supporting the Book of Mormon. Mormon scholars admit this lack, even if the church leaders do not.

And again you seem to be young enough in the Mormon curch not to remember (or know at all) that the issue of Book of Mormon historicity supported by archeology was first affirmed by the Mormon church. It was their attempts to equate ancient sites and artifacts to those in the Book of Mormon, and concepts such as the feathered serpent to Christian ideas like angels or the resurrected Jesus, that first raised this issue. The demand to prove historicity is not just some stunt dreamed up by critics to discredit Mormonism by any "nitpicky" means at their disposal. It is a direct rebuttal to claims made by the church, but now abandoned.

There was an article this week in the Salt Lake Tribune investigating the reasons why some become disaffected with Mormonism. It turns out a leading factor is not that church history and doctrine are not as sanitary as they were taught, but rather that questioning Mormons had to learn about the facts from outside sources. People leave the Mormon church because the leadership lies to them and teaches only a cherry-picked version of church history and practice. Before railing against your critics for their allegedly improper approach to challenging church claims, you should consider that you don't know as much about your own church as outsiders do.
Nice answer but I think it's wasted. Billy may have actually left the building this time. We'll have to wait and see, though.

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Nice answer but I think it's wasted. Billy may have actually left the building this time. We'll have to wait and see, though.
It'll be here if and when he returns.
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Nice answer but I think it's wasted. Billy may have actually left the building this time.
According to his user profile he accessed the forum within the last 24 hours. So he still seems to be reading, even if he's stopped posting.
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According to his user profile he accessed the forum within the last 24 hours. So he still seems to be reading, even if he's stopped posting.
I suspect he's either waiting for someone to post something he feels like responding to, or he's praying the DropBear Epistle doesn't reach the 11 endorsers that would put it on par with the Book of Mormon in terms of evidence.
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According to his user profile he accessed the forum within the last 24 hours. So he still seems to be reading, even if he's stopped posting.
I normally access the forum through Tapatalk and user info is limited.

So, he reads the forum but seems to have given up posting. Maybe that translates to something like shut up and listen?

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I suspect he's either waiting for someone to post something he feels like responding to, or he's praying the DropBear Epistle doesn't reach the 11 endorsers that would put it on par with the Book of Mormon in terms of evidence.
I'd like to witness, but I'm afraid it would conflict with my FSM ordination. I'll have to consult a stripper about it.

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I'd like to witness, but I'm afraid it would conflict with my FSM ordination. I'll have to consult a stripper about it.
I see no inherent conflict between the DropBear Epistle and the FSM.
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Depending on the stripper, one can have a rather pleasant bear drop...
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It'll be here if and when he returns.
I disagree that it was "wasted"...TY for continuing to teach.

As far as Mr. Baxter profiting, however, it is true: all our efforts were wasted from the beginning...
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I'd like to witness, but I'm afraid it would conflict with my FSM ordination. I'll have to consult a stripper about it.

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Depending on the stripper, one can have a rather pleasant bear drop...
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