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I've got an interesting essay on the subject of prophets; I'll see if I can dig it up.-- מְתֻרְגְּמָן וִיקִי שְׁלֹום!

"Whoe ha ha. "Prophets and self proclaimed prophets" On "rational" wiki. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha." From Dr. Doolittle

Netherlanders have a weird sense of humour. 17:15, 28 December 2007 (EST)

OK, dear Doctor:

Quotation marks add an allegation of falsity to a statement.

So, if I said 'Andrew Schlafly is a 'reasonable' man', I would imply that he is unreasonable.

Anyone can be a self-proclaimed prophet; you just have to proclaim yourself to be a prophet.

That's going into Fun:Starting your own religion

Thus, by putting quotation marks around the phrase 'self-proclaimed prophet', you are saying that Koresh never proclaimed himself to be a prophet, not that he is not a prophet. -- מְתֻרְגְּמָן וִיקִי שְׁלֹום!

Writing prophet and self proclaimed prophet quotation marks includes that one BELIEVES in prophets. Dr. Dolittle 17:57, 28 December 2007 (EST)
I am really struggling with this, but no, it doesn't. Quotation marks mean sarcasm. What I think you mean is a self-proclaimed "prophet", not a "self-proclaimed prophet." Researcher 17:58, 28 December 2007 (EST)

Doesn't even need any quotes.-- מְתֻרְגְּמָן וִיקִי שְׁלֹום!


Does Buddhism count as a revealed religion? The nature of the world and such was fully revealed to Siddhartha Gautama when he achieved enlightenment, but it wasn't revealed by a god, and the revelation was based on his earlier philosophical musings... your comments, please. Wazza (Not Wazzock, Wazza)Approach the Presence 06:14, 30 November 2008 (EST)