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Posted: 17 February 2006 07:08 AM   [ Ignore ]
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It has been believed by many that Ezekiel

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Posted: 17 February 2006 07:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Spelled the name wrong in the subject!!!!  I know I know!!!

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UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: ‘I am because we are.)”  So, I AM because WE are

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Posted: 17 February 2006 07:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Fixed it for you.
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Posted: 17 February 2006 09:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Well that’s all well and good, but this can’t actually be taken as a report of UFO sightings/contact because it comes from the bible. You might as well cite Asimov.

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Posted: 17 February 2006 10:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Mort, it’s absolutely a sighting!  He saw it just like the children in Africa saw what they saw.  And each report very similar experiences.  I’m not interpreting either in this instance, only what was recorded each time.  And each time there seems to be a common ‘lecture’ even if a bit meandering.

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Posted: 17 February 2006 11:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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It’s not a sighting.  The story has been told, retold, embellished, written down, translated, retranslated, mistranslated, then translated again, just like everything else in the Bible.  As such, you can’t assume our current version is anything even remotely like the original one.  A single mistake anywhere in there can completely change the impression gained from the story.  Even if you go back to the earliest written biblical accounts you’re still looking at stories that were passed on verbally for hundreds of years.  Is it any wonder the Bible is filled with meaningless and contradictory passages?  It’s impossible to know what the original story actually was.

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Posted: 17 February 2006 12:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I agree with you on ANY religious scrolls…. However, that was not the point I was actually trying to make.

My agenda was to identify how all of us are open to our own individual interpretation of an event from the perspective of an original observers (even if it was just one)  or then our understanding of interpretations of those who receive it second-hand from the original observer, then third, fourth etc.

The ONLY true presumption can be that an actual ‘event’ was perceived to have taken place place.  It no longer matters how many interpretations the Ezekiel story has traveled through, the first kernel is still there. 

In Ezekiel’s story it was God and angels he saw.

In the current thread of school children in Africa these students saw little aliens and spaceships. 

My intent was to point out that other kinds of sightings have been recorded with very different flavors and general acceptance decided perhaps by:

1.  What could be understood and accepted at the time in history
2.  or what could be understood and accepted by age of the observers

At the same time, elements are VERY similar….  We may not give true credence to either of these two enounters, one may well be the dreaming confrontation of a very old man with God and angels, while the other the imaginings of histerical children.

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Posted: 17 February 2006 06:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Sounds like a bad acid trip…...

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