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Steve T.

Thanks! I have a four-week series on the topic starting next week in our church, and this will be helpful!

Take care,

Steve

Neil

Champagne and chocolate truffles? I haven't read it, but based on the judgment of people I trust, I'd say a more accurate analogy would be cheese-itz and club soda.

Carl Olson

*I'd say a more accurate analogy would be cheese-itz and club soda.*

And that might even be too kind. Certainly junk food is a far better analogy since TDVC is intellectual junk food: enjoy it now, pay for it later.

Cristina A. Montes

I also used to compare TDVC with intellectual junk food; sometimes I wonder if I should have compared it with cigarettes instead. After all, it's ok to eat junk food once in a while.

TDVC is supposed to be "just a novel", but unfortunately, supposedly intelligent people are taking it seriously. On Easter Sunday, a local columnist wrote an article which, in a nutshell, said that TDVC is the solution to our country's problems because, according to her, the influence of the Catholic Church in our country (the Philippines) has made us dogmatic in our thinking and as a result has made us backward. TDVC will supposedly encourage Filipinos to be more openminded, foster independent thinking, and lead our country to progress. Yeah right. Let every man, woman, and child in the Philippines read TDVC, and corruption in the government will end, politics will be more stable, and the economy would soar!

Personally, I think "The Lord of the Rings" is what will solve our country's problems but since I'm no newspaper columnist, I am often constrained to keep my harebrained ideas to myself :P

Seven Star Hand

Both sides of this argument are based on fantasy...

Unlike most of you, I have a very personal interest in ancient wisdom symbology, false prophecy based on its misrepresentation, and deceptions imposed in the name of religion. I've written and extensive tome proving that Christianity is a purposeful deception.

I know many readers of this site will want to scoff at this information before bothering to pay attention to the details. I have produced comprehensive and verifiable proof that the original pre-Christian Apocalypse (Book of Revelation) was a symbolically encrypted wisdom text that was stolen and modified by the founders of Christianity. I demonstrate a series of specific and undeniable proofs of verifiable fraud in the Christianized Book of Revelation, which also appear throughout the New Testament.

Furthermore, I have produced stunning and comprehensive proof that the ancient symbology used to construct sealed Hebrew texts is an ancient philosophical technology.

The ancient symbolism used in The Apocalypse and other Hebrew prophecies and wisdom texts predates Christianity, Judaism, modern secret societies, and mystery schools by thousands of years. While in the hands of Christianity, The Apocalypse and its symbology have been purposely misinterpreted, recast, and misrepresented. The original Hebrew document was a multi-purpose narrative constructed using layered and synchronized ancient wisdom symbolism. Its true purposes, features, and functionality are detailed in my book, further demonstrating that it was a symbolically encrypted Hebrew wisdom text encoding prophecy, philosophy, and scientific wisdom that was stolen and fraudulently modified by the founders of Christianity.

If your goal is to seek the truth, then read my articles, download my FREE EBook and direct Christians to read them also. Challenge everyone to prove me wrong. The E-Book is a free download and I make no money from it or the paperback.

Not only do I talk the talk, I walk the walk.

MLC

Seven Star Hand
Thanks but no thanks.
Frankly, I've had a bellyful of Gnosticism for one life, "Christian" or otherwise. After the lunacy of the Coded Craziness plus the "Gospel" of Judas, I prefer to stick to the rational sanity of sound Catholic teaching.

Cristina A. Montes

If Seven Star Hand's research has withstood rigorous peer review, which every research in the academe must go through before they gain acceptance, then I might think of downloading his free E-book. Otherwise, why clog up the disk space in my laptop with it?

He also offers his writings for free. That, for me, is not a guarantee of honest intentions nor credible scholarship. In fact, what I know is that it takes money to do research; I know this because I've worked as a research assistant myself and often had to advance money for photocopying stuff, travelling expenses, and other expenses. I'm impressed that Seven STar Hand does not expect to recoup his research expenses from the sales of his works, for I'm sure it cost money to get access to the primary sources and the scholarly journals. Either he's wealthy to begin with, or he got a generous grant. Or he did not use the best sources.

Mark Filiatreau

I like the site, and I hope to read the wealth of info here in the near future. The upcoming release of the film will bring a greater degree of conversation about the truth of the Christian faith than we have seen in a long time.

And so one thing I beg of you, please reduce the harsh tone against those who disagree with you and with an orthodox view of the faith topics TDVC deals with. (A lot of it, you have to admit, is shooting fish in barrel, or rather jellyfish in a Dixie cup--hardly sporting.) We should not be more interested in winning arguments than in attracting outsiders to faith in Christ. It is quite easy to win the battle of ideas and lose the war of souls. I am not saying the two are mutually exclusive. But if we appear to care less for the souls of unbelievers than for our beloved Christian institutions, then we are guilty of the special pleading and institutional-idolatry that TDVC fans accuse us of. Truth is worth fighting for, yes, but that fight has to be in Christian style, which has to flesh out "I can understand all secrets, and know everything ... but if I do not love people, I am nothing." (1 Cor 13:2, Worldwide English translation.) Regarding apologetic strategies, I am fond of William Edgar's Reasons of the Heart and recommend John Stackhouse's Humble Apologetics.
Thanks again for your commitment and all your hard work.

Mark

I couldn't resist going to visit Seven Star Hand's web site and skimming through the info on page 1. It ends with this dramatic paragraph:

"Based on a mountain of evidence, which includes the keys to recovering much ancient wisdom, I now prove to humanity that I am Melchizedek, reincarnated, the primary servant of the Creator of this universe, on this planet. I am the ancient sage and symbologist who labored through many lifetimes authoring much of the ancient wisdom and prophecy that religious leaders recast to serve their own greedy and deceptive purposes." Etc.

Let's pray for "Seven Star Hands," who is obviously having a serious bout with paranoid schizophrenia.

Neil

He could also be the next Joseph Smith. I'm not sure if I'm joking...

Marc James Ayers

You missed this, from his home page:

"Lawrence W. Page II is the Teacher of Righteousness reincarnated who now stands forth as the long-prophesied Messiah and Lion of the Tribe of Juda, the Root of David; (a.k.a. Melchizedek, “Archangel” Michael, Moses, Elijah, the Branch, the Stem and the Rod from the Stump of Jesse) to decisively end millennia of Vatican deception, injustice, genocide, false doctrine, and false prophecy. Here is Wisdom!!"

Carl Olson

Well, at least he doesn't lack ambition. Yes, I think prayer, not argument, is in order in this case.

Margaret

Yes, prayer, and maybe some fairly strong psychiatric medications as well...

Libbotard

The topic is quite curious, i must say

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