1. Standard memberavalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    Joined
    09 Apr '10
    Moves
    14251
    21 Oct '13 19:34
    Tell me theists, why do you think there are seven days in a week?
  2. SubscriberSuzianne
    Misfit Queen
    Isle of Misfit Toys
    Joined
    08 Aug '03
    Moves
    35529
    21 Oct '13 19:401 edit
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    Tell me theists, why do you think there are seven days in a week?
    Because it is roughly one-quarter of a lunar month?




    (In before the literalist crowd comes to make fools of themselves.)
  3. Joined
    29 Dec '08
    Moves
    6788
    21 Oct '13 20:07
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    Tell me theists, why do you think there are seven days in a week?
    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/444/why-are-there-seven-days-in-a-week
  4. Territories Unknown
    Joined
    05 Dec '05
    Moves
    20408
    22 Oct '13 21:031 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Because it is roughly one-quarter of a lunar month?




    (In before the literalist crowd comes to make fools of themselves.)
    29.5/7...

    Nope.

    Here's an interesting article about it, nonetheless:

    http://www.economist.com/node/895542
  5. Standard memberwolfgang59
    Infidel
    Dunedin
    Joined
    09 Jun '07
    Moves
    45641
    22 Oct '13 21:051 edit
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    29.5/7...

    Nope.

    Here's an interesting article about it, nonetheless:

    http://www.economist.com/node/895542
    Got a closer integer than 7 ???

    But also the year almost divides by 7.

    The Solitaire Mystery has some interesting ideas on a new calendar.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Solitaire_Mystery

    I like the idea of 7 days to a week, 4 weeks to a month, 13 months to a year and a spare day off (or 2) for celebrating! You could use the same calendars each year and work schedules etc would be so much simpler.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Fixed_Calendar
  6. Joined
    29 Dec '08
    Moves
    6788
    22 Oct '13 21:45
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    Tell me theists, why do you think there are seven days in a week?
    The natural markers of time (solar, lunar) and their subdivisions are evidence against intelligent design, put in place of the original intelligent (rational) design by Satan, to deceive us into doubting intelligent design.

    This should be a serviceable theistic response, if you are still looking.
  7. Standard memberwolfgang59
    Infidel
    Dunedin
    Joined
    09 Jun '07
    Moves
    45641
    22 Oct '13 22:37
    Originally posted by JS357
    The natural markers of time (solar, lunar) and their subdivisions are evidence against intelligent design, put in place of the original intelligent (rational) design by Satan, to deceive us into doubting intelligent design.

    This should be a serviceable theistic response, if you are still looking.
    So you are saying that evidence against Intelligent Design is actually evidence for Intelligent Design?
    That's GENIUS!
  8. SubscriberSuzianne
    Misfit Queen
    Isle of Misfit Toys
    Joined
    08 Aug '03
    Moves
    35529
    23 Oct '13 23:57
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Got a closer integer than 7 ???

    But also the year almost divides by 7.

    The Solitaire Mystery has some interesting ideas on a new calendar.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Solitaire_Mystery

    I like the idea of 7 days to a week, 4 weeks to a month, 13 months to a year and a spare day off (or 2) for celebrating! You could use the same calendars e ...[text shortened]... dules etc would be so much simpler.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Fixed_Calendar
    I would so totally buy into this.
  9. Standard memberRJHinds
    The Near Genius
    Fort Gordon
    Joined
    24 Jan '11
    Moves
    12695
    24 Oct '13 23:21
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    Tell me theists, why do you think there are seven days in a week?
    Because God created the world in 6 days and rested on the 7th day. The commemoration of this event every 7th day has become know as a week in time. There are exactly 20871 weeks in 400 Gregorian years.

    The Instructor
  10. Standard memberwolfgang59
    Infidel
    Dunedin
    Joined
    09 Jun '07
    Moves
    45641
    26 Oct '13 03:06
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Because it is roughly one-quarter of a lunar month?
    (In before the literalist crowd comes to make fools of themselves.)
    Here he is!
  11. Standard memberkaroly aczel
    the Devil himself
    Brisbane,QLD
    Joined
    11 Apr '09
    Moves
    91634
    30 Oct '13 00:00
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    Tell me theists, why do you think there are seven days in a week?
    I'm not sure but I thought around Ceasars time they ceased to have 13 months and opted for 12 for reasons unknown to me.

    If there were 13months, the significance of 7 would be more clearer ( just following on from wolfie )
  12. Joined
    10 Jan '08
    Moves
    10219
    30 Oct '13 00:30
    You have to be a grade A moron to believe that God created the earth and everything in it in 7 days.
  13. Standard memberRJHinds
    The Near Genius
    Fort Gordon
    Joined
    24 Jan '11
    Moves
    12695
    30 Oct '13 04:201 edit
    Originally posted by Trev33
    You have to be a grade A moron to believe that God created the earth and everything in it in 7 days.
    That's me - grade A. Actually it was only 6 days not counting the rest day.

    The Instructor
Back to Top