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gregoryfl
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Posted: Mar-05-10 at 5:15pm | IP Logged  

Those Bibles, especially the study ones, can weigh a bit can't they? If you know a believer who truly loves God's law, you can now recommend they get the Ten Commandments, authentically cut out of the same stone from Mount Sinai. That's ten commands, compared to the thousands of verses your normal Bibles have.

Now I know what you are thinking. At 56 pounds each, there is no way I can carry these around. Well, they have thought of everything. It comes with it's own table and display case, so if you have an average size family of 4, at 1 to each side of the table, carrying your compact Bible is a breeze. (as long as your not going up or downhill. And watch out for potholes) Or, if you are the athletic type, forgo the table all together and you will get a workout that rivals P90x or the Firm.

One other concern people might have is how much it must cost. Well, consider that it cost man thousands of years of condemnation, (not through any fault of its own mind you) so, is 8,500 dollars too much to ask?

Ok so you can't afford to pay it off, and you certainly wouldn't want to carry those puppies around since all it would take is one false move and splat! And believe me, sooner or later, you will look just like wiley coyote. So maybe you just want to stick to your somewhat cumbersome Bible, or perhaps, the Spirit, who effortlessly fits right in the heart, with nay a whisper. Even if it isn't for you, this is the perfect gift for anyone who is enamored with the law.

You can just imagine watching the awe of it wearing away almost instantly once they begin lugging this thing around, and realizing just how long it's going to take to pay off that credit card bill.

So get yours, today. For more info:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inv2xuns6cQ


Edited by gregoryfl on Mar-05-10 at 8:24pm


      

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gregoryfl
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Posted: Mar-05-10 at 8:19pm | IP Logged  

Ah, just realized the link didn't work. You need to see it to understand what inspired my humor. :)


Edited by gregoryfl on Mar-05-10 at 8:25pm


      

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the shovel
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Posted: Mar-06-10 at 6:00am | IP Logged  

Thanks for the info and link, Ron.

I watched the whole thing and found myself realizing what a market there is for stuff like this. The man is a craftsman, no doubt. I wonder how long he dreamed about turning his craft into a money-making endeavor before he heard the voice of God. I noticed that you don't BUY these "authentic" stone tablets, you ACQUIRE them. If you hadn't stated that the stones are cut out of the same stone from Mount Sinai, I wouldn't have been paying enough attention to realize that he probably worded his claim in such a way as to lead people to think that's what he said. Here's the blurb:

The red-brown color with scattered dark splotching as a result of iron oxidation is virtually identical to the color of the granite that forms the mountain chain in Saudi Arabia where Jabal al-Alwz is located—and which we believe is the actual location of Mount Sinai.

The appearance of the stones he makes is virtually identical (I just love that marketing term) to that of the granite from that same mountain chain in Saudi Arabia. He doesn't really say where the granite comes from.

The religious world has always been a ready-made market waiting to be exploited. You know, I think I've got a perfect spot for that stone tablet display in my own house!

Jim


      

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gregoryfl
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Posted: Mar-06-10 at 7:03am | IP Logged  

the shovel wrote:
If you hadn't stated that the stones are cut out of the same stone from Mount Sinai, I wouldn't have been paying enough attention to realize that he probably worded his claim in such a way as to lead people to think that's what he said. Here's the blurb:

The red-brown color with scattered dark splotching as a result of iron oxidation is virtually identical to the color of the granite that forms the mountain chain in Saudi Arabia where Jabal al-Alwz is located—and which we believe is the actual location of Mount Sinai.

The appearance of the stones he makes is virtually identical (I just love that marketing term) to that of the granite from that same mountain chain in Saudi Arabia. He doesn't really say where the granite comes from.

Actually I wrote this BEFORE I watched the whole thing, and did catch that error afterward but figured no one would probably watch it enough to get to that point anyway so didn't bother to make the correction. Either that or I'm a sleazy salesman.




      

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the shovel
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Posted: Mar-06-10 at 7:52am | IP Logged  

gregoryfl wrote:
the shovel wrote:
If you hadn't stated that the stones are cut out of the same stone from Mount Sinai, I wouldn't have been paying enough attention to realize that he probably worded his claim in such a way as to lead people to think that's what he said. Here's the blurb:

The red-brown color with scattered dark splotching as a result of iron oxidation is virtually identical to the color of the granite that forms the mountain chain in Saudi Arabia where Jabal al-Alwz is located—and which we believe is the actual location of Mount Sinai.

The appearance of the stones he makes is virtually identical (I just love that marketing term) to that of the granite from that same mountain chain in Saudi Arabia. He doesn't really say where the granite comes from.

Actually I wrote this BEFORE I watched the whole thing, and did catch that error afterward but figured no one would probably watch it enough to get to that point anyway so didn't bother to make the correction. Either that or I'm a sleazy salesman.


By the way, are you getting a percentage of his sales?

I suppose the combination of having worked for Home Depot for 18 years as well as having observed much propaganda in the religious, political, and pharmaceutical realms for even longer, has given me an eye for those glossed over details. I actually had to read it on his web site before I was sure as to what I heard about the source of granite. I may not have noticed it if you hadn't commented. Maybe the man who produced the write-up for these stones didn't mean to insinuate that the granite came from Mt. Sinai, but he probably wouldn't mind the extra sales from those who thought they had some really holy granite on their hands!! :)

Jim


      

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Posted: Mar-06-10 at 9:36am | IP Logged  

Thanks for the good laugh we had!! too funny!
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