Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 3 years ago

    I have a replica of the printed 1830 (first edition) Book of Mormon; it has 590 pages. The translation of the Gold Plates (through the gift and power of God) took Joseph Smith, Jr. three years. Why so long? Persecution, lost 116 pages, but mostly persecution. Rant all you want, anti-Mormons, it ain’t gonna stop someone, both regular Mormon and someone investigating The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from having a personal testimony. Anyway, I’d like to hear how long it would take Mr. Patterson to manually copy the Book of Mormon.

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    Back in the olden days, everything had to be hand written. And not just the typical writing, but really fancy stuff. Then that Guttenberg guy came along and changed everything..

  3. Nightlasher

    Nightlasher said, about 3 years ago

    Indeed. Such an exercise probably would make you quite knowledgeable on Scripture, and make you think of the printing press as the greatest invention ever.

  4. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, about 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    One too many ’m’s’ in Mormon.

  5. Stonedome

    Stonedome GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Since natural gas is colorless and odorless, the additive methyl mercaptan or ethyl mercaptan is added to make it easy to detect a gas leak. This is a colorless, flammable gas with an extremely strong and repulsive smell. I don’t believe “long distance gas pipelines” have any “additives” placed in the line until it is at the point of sale to the local utility company or to a high volume customer. The long distance pipeline companies gathering, transmission and storage systems are additive free. If the buzzards are used for leak detection, it must be in another country where stringent safety regulations are not in place.

  6. heatherjasper1

    heatherjasper1 said, about 3 years ago

    Don’t forget the mine canaries, which were suspended from the ceiling of the mine in cages to detect poisonous substances in the air; if the canary died, everyone got out.

  7. bigdoggy

    bigdoggy said, about 3 years ago

    And if Mr. Patterson was paying attention, it’s probably the last time he opened that book. Half the atheists I know started their journey by studying the “Truth” of their holy books.

  8. Sam Beavin

    Sam Beavin said, about 3 years ago

    Reading that book was a huge waste of time- even a bigger waste of ink and paper copying it! His time is apparently worthless.

  9. Sam Beavin

    Sam Beavin said, about 3 years ago

    “not fiction”

  10. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 3 years ago

    Supposedly, the King James bible is a condensed version, with many books left out.

  11. Burnout70s

    Burnout70s said, about 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    and here we have the religious trolls today. Base your life on GOLD plates found in the woods. I don’t think so. I read your book and it is full of obvious holes. I found some plates of Platinum from God with the truth but was told not to reveal what is said till i am told or I will perish.

  12. exturk

    exturk said, about 3 years ago

    From a Born Loser strip, years ago:
    “Dad, what is the difference between religion and a cult?”
    “Religion is what we believe , cults are what others believe.”

  13. exturk

    exturk said, about 3 years ago

    For a few bucks, he could have bought a neatly printed copy?

  14. CFinFL

    CFinFL said, about 3 years ago

    A Xerox copy machine would have saved a lot of time, & no proofreading for mistakes!

  15. Tigerchik32

    Tigerchik32 said, about 3 years ago

    Perfectly well put doctor. I feel the same. I practice Zen and I try to let everyone else believe what they want.

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