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« Reply #2235 on: February 11, 2014, 11:02:21 AM »


Some Xian sects are big on education; others, not so much. Some preachers get their official documents online, instead of going to seminary 4+ yrs (which my dad did).

She was either Lutheran or Methodist so I imagine her pastor/priest person had gone to seminary.

Those sects generally have well-educated ministers.

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« Reply #2236 on: February 11, 2014, 11:13:36 AM »
Some Xian sects are big on education; others, not so much. Some preachers get their official documents online, instead of going to seminary 4+ yrs (which my dad did).

She was either Lutheran or Methodist so I imagine her pastor/priest person had gone to seminary.

Those sects generally have well-educated ministers.

Absolutely. I think she just got something confused in her brain in early education.

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« Reply #2237 on: February 11, 2014, 09:47:42 PM »
Its still limited when Australia's not in the running.  Last night coverage of the teams figure skating was limited to the place-getters.  I've no idea what other countries even made the final, except that apparently not us.  Didn't even see a final scoreboard.

The final only consisted of five teams - so unless they were only showing Russia, Canada and USA you probably were seeing all of it. (and if they were only showing those three, you were only missing Japan and Italy, who were a long, long way back.) Everyone else got cut on Thursday or Friday (I'm not entirely clear on when the first rounds were held).

They were only showing Russia, Canada and USA, and even then not everyone.  We saw 2 solo women, 2 solo men and 2 couples - in the evening telecast anyway.

And while you may well be corrrect that Japan and Italy were miles behind, I had no idea of that while watching, which is extremely annoying.  They seriiously never  mentioned either country in any capacity - not even that they weren't doing well.
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« Reply #2238 on: February 11, 2014, 09:58:03 PM »
Its still limited when Australia's not in the running.  Last night coverage of the teams figure skating was limited to the place-getters.  I've no idea what other countries even made the final, except that apparently not us.  Didn't even see a final scoreboard.

The final only consisted of five teams - so unless they were only showing Russia, Canada and USA you probably were seeing all of it. (and if they were only showing those three, you were only missing Japan and Italy, who were a long, long way back.) Everyone else got cut on Thursday or Friday (I'm not entirely clear on when the first rounds were held).

They were only showing Russia, Canada and USA, and even then not everyone.  We saw 2 solo women, 2 solo men and 2 couples - in the evening telecast anyway.

And while you may well be corrrect that Japan and Italy were miles behind, I had no idea of that while watching, which is extremely annoying.  They seriiously never  mentioned either country in any capacity - not even that they weren't doing well.
You're lucky you're getting any figure skating coverage at all. The last winter Olympics, my country's sports coverage of the figure skating was impressive, several four hour sessions showing all of the main skaters from various countries. This year? Nothing.  >:(

Back on topic: I had another argument with an adult who was insisting AD means After Death, not Anno Domini, except she was insisting that "Anno Domini" is latin for "After Death".
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« Reply #2239 on: February 11, 2014, 10:02:48 PM »
This reminds me of a quote, attributed to Miriam "Ma" Ferguson who was governor of Texas in the 1930s (although it's apparently apocryphal), allegedly spoken in reference to bilingualism in Texas schools: “If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it ought to be good enough for the children of Texas.”

I love that quote whether she said it or not.  ;D

Just today, another mom at our homeschool co-op was showing the kids where the countries around the Mediterranean Sea were, and she pointed out Israel.  She said that she had been tutoring a student who had recently immigrated from Korea, and he said in a sad voice at one point, "Jesus loves Americans more because he came from America."  She was stunned, and apparently pulled out a map and showed him that, "Actually, Jesus came from a place much closer to where you're from!"  Her student was astounded and pretty impressed.  She of course went on to tell him that Jesus loves everybody, and it doesn't matter where you live or where your family is from.  Of course, this was a kid, so it doesn't really count as "an adult should really know this," but I thought it was interesting based on the quote above.
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« Reply #2240 on: February 12, 2014, 11:30:35 AM »
Be careful of babies with the Bishop of Bath and Wells. ;)

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« Reply #2241 on: February 12, 2014, 11:33:53 AM »
I once had to tell a co-worker that people in the Old Testament weren't Christian- we were all chatting idly in the office. She was flabberghasted and asked me seriously how I knew. I said "because they lived before Christ. How can they have believed in Him if he hadn't been born yet?" She thought and finally "So Adam and Eve weren't Christians?" No. No they weren't.

And yes she is a devout Christian.
Does she know that Jesus was a Jew?

  ???

This reminds me of the criminally-stupid TV show hostess insisting that "I don't think anything predates Christianity!" Actually, dummy, Jesus predates Christianity!

I once had someone insist to me that Judaism was an offshoot of Catholicism.

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« Reply #2242 on: February 12, 2014, 12:32:41 PM »
Back on topic: I had another argument with an adult who was insisting AD means After Death, not Anno Domini, except she was insisting that "Anno Domini" is latin for "After Death".

I've heard that one a lot. I think it's a pretty common misconception, which at least kind of makes sense... same initials, translation fuzziness, etc.. BC = Before Christ, AD must be some kind of "After Christ," right?

What gets me is when people argue/insist that they're right, instead of saying, "Really? I always thought X. Is that not so? Can we look it up?"
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« Reply #2243 on: February 12, 2014, 01:14:58 PM »
Back on topic: I had another argument with an adult who was insisting AD means After Death, not Anno Domini, except she was insisting that "Anno Domini" is latin for "After Death".

I've heard that one a lot. I think it's a pretty common misconception, which at least kind of makes sense... same initials, translation fuzziness, etc.. BC = Before Christ, AD must be some kind of "After Christ," right?

What gets me is when people argue/insist that they're right, instead of saying, "Really? I always thought X. Is that not so? Can we look it up?"
If BC means "Before Christ" and AD means "After Death" how do these people account for the roughly 33 years in between?  Did they somehow not count? 
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« Reply #2244 on: February 12, 2014, 01:18:11 PM »
Back on topic: I had another argument with an adult who was insisting AD means After Death, not Anno Domini, except she was insisting that "Anno Domini" is latin for "After Death".

I've heard that one a lot. I think it's a pretty common misconception, which at least kind of makes sense... same initials, translation fuzziness, etc.. BC = Before Christ, AD must be some kind of "After Christ," right?

What gets me is when people argue/insist that they're right, instead of saying, "Really? I always thought X. Is that not so? Can we look it up?"
If BC means "Before Christ" and AD means "After Death" how do these people account for the roughly 33 years in between?  Did they somehow not count?

I thought that. For years. I swear a teacher or some kind of adult explained it to me that way. And it really didn't come up in my day to day life, so I just went on living with this idea. Even now I have to think "No, no, that's not right".

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« Reply #2245 on: February 12, 2014, 01:24:34 PM »
Back on topic: I had another argument with an adult who was insisting AD means After Death, not Anno Domini, except she was insisting that "Anno Domini" is latin for "After Death".

I've heard that one a lot. I think it's a pretty common misconception, which at least kind of makes sense... same initials, translation fuzziness, etc.. BC = Before Christ, AD must be some kind of "After Christ," right?

What gets me is when people argue/insist that they're right, instead of saying, "Really? I always thought X. Is that not so? Can we look it up?"
If BC means "Before Christ" and AD means "After Death" how do these people account for the roughly 33 years in between?  Did they somehow not count? 

Maybe Christ was stillborn (thus no gap between BC and AD) and subsequently accomplished all of his famous deeds as a wee little zombie. If he was already undead, that would explain why crucifixion and getting stuck in a tomb only slowed him down for a few days.  ;D

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« Reply #2246 on: February 12, 2014, 01:29:22 PM »
Back on topic: I had another argument with an adult who was insisting AD means After Death, not Anno Domini, except she was insisting that "Anno Domini" is latin for "After Death".

I've heard that one a lot. I think it's a pretty common misconception, which at least kind of makes sense... same initials, translation fuzziness, etc.. BC = Before Christ, AD must be some kind of "After Christ," right?

What gets me is when people argue/insist that they're right, instead of saying, "Really? I always thought X. Is that not so? Can we look it up?"
If BC means "Before Christ" and AD means "After Death" how do these people account for the roughly 33 years in between?  Did they somehow not count?

Well, that's certainly a good point  ;D but only if you have cause to think about it that deeply. Most of the time the context is, a civilization at 600 BC or the Romans in Britain at 14 AD and you don't really have to think about whether there's a gap--there's only a few contexts where you're learning about stuff that happened just before and just after.
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« Reply #2247 on: February 12, 2014, 02:39:47 PM »
There's also CE and BCE to confuse you.

And glad someone else watches Blackadder!

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« Reply #2248 on: February 12, 2014, 03:49:24 PM »
Here's a tip. Don't think that you can use dish washing detergent in a dishwasher. In his defense the employee in question had never owned a dishwasher, but the foamy mess was quite impressive.

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« Reply #2249 on: February 12, 2014, 04:36:24 PM »
There's also CE and BCE to confuse you.

And glad someone else watches Blackadder!

It's one of my favourite programmes ever XD