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3 Polite Questions for Mark Knowles - Thanks

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    SomewhereManposted 5 years ago

    Mark,

    I have three questions for you and you can certainly decline answering them but with all of the openess you have shown in all of your past posts, I thought maybe you wouldn't mind. I first want you to know that I have nothing published on HubPages, although I may be adding some Hubs in the near future.
    I have been reading on this site for quite some time, especially the forums and I've seen lots of interesting stuff on the religion and philosopy one.

    I've discovered some interesting parallels at times that have greatly tweaked my inquisitiveness. I have questions that developed in my own mind that can't be answered except by you. You are possibly the most interesting person on HubPages and likely the most controversial and I can only offer my returned appreciation, should you be willing to answer my three questions.

    I will be adding to my profile soon as well, once I can figure out the use of this site's platform. I am 50 years  of age, a disabled American with a college grad daughter and a 30 year marriage to my wife. These, plus other facts I plan to place on my Hubber information.

    I'll also add that I am not registered under any other name on HubPages and I am not a member that you have ever had a formal debate with. My questions being posted today, are in fact not for the purpose of debate or scrutiny but are simply posed for the sake of my own curiosity and if other users of the forum here would admit it, they are curious to know the answers to these questions as well.

    Here they are Mark:

    Do you  in fact have a formal theological background (a degree in Bible studies)?

    Where you educated in Catholic School as a child?

    Are you, or have you previously been a member of the Church of Satan?

    Thank you, regardless of which answers you may choose to provide and even if you choose not to answer any of them.

    -SomewhereMan

    1. ib radmasters profile image59
      ib radmastersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      These are not the questions that you are looking for?
      Star Wars modified

  2. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    If you want to have a two-person conversation that is kinda what email is for.  Or at least have the decency not to use a sockpuppet account.

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    SomewhereManposted 5 years ago

    If Mark prefers not to answer the questions, I believe he will let me know. I don't believe there is any reason first of all, for you to step in front of him and I don't believe he requires your defense or that he is in need of one to begin with.

    I'm not familiar with what what a sockpuppet account is. If it refers to secondary ones, this is not the case with me. I have no others but this one.

    1. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This is a forum.  If no one else is allowed to comment you are asking your questions in the wrong place.

      A sockpuppet account is an accounted started by a long-standing member to hide their identity--and it is against Hubpages guidelines.

      If you have never been here before why are you choosing this public forum to call out a member in a pretty hostile way after being here literally ten minutes?  That suggests a rather sudden fascination with him in which case maybe you don't need to get an email account, you need to get a room.

  4. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 5 years ago

    lol

    You signed up just to ask me these questions?   or, do you have another account, and you just didn't want to use that one?

    1.  Yes, but only to high school standard, which I would equate to 2 years of American college  (see number 2).
    2.  No. Protestant high church boarding school.
    3. No.

    Why do you ask?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Are you sure about 3?

      I was kind of hoping...

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am certain. I could never find it. big_smile

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          Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, btw, I think you're super cuddly...lol  You come off a little more bristly than cuddly usually, and it takes some time to get to know you.  smile

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        Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        What, Mark Ewbie, looking for a fellow alum? wink

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
          Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I Googled "alum".  None the wiser.

          1. Mark Knowles profile image60
            Mark Knowlesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            alumni......

            1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
              Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks.  I think the moment has passed.  There is a word alum but I couldn't make sense of it.  Chemistry or something.  Seemed to have nothing to do with Churches.

              I spent rather too long trying to figure out a Satanic link with it.

              1. Mmargie1966 profile image91
                Mmargie1966posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                C'mon and join us Mark Ewbie!  We are all writers here, and would love for you to participate.  All are welcome!

                1. janesix profile image60
                  janesixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  You want mark ewbie to join the church of satan with you?

                  1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
                    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    This social network stuff is getting out of hand.  But hey, if a deal with the devil will get me some traffic...

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            Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Abbreviated way of saying another member of the alumni.  smile  And, please know I was only joking.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You should feel pretty good about yourself, Mark!  Someone signed up for HP just to ask you questions - and not even about making money online!

      lol

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    SomewhereManposted 5 years ago

    I have no other account with Hubpages, not under a different email or username; this is my only one.

    No, I didn't join just to ask those questions. I was testing my new membership by first asking those questions which have been a curiosity to me. The religion and philosophy forum is the hottest, busiest one here at this site and probably the most visited. I read more here about 2 years ago and stopped for a while about 1 year ago. When I came back, I saw that this topic area of the forum was still buzzing.

    Thank you for answering the questions, my curiosity (my only reason for asking them) is satisfied.

    psycheskinner:

    I put you on edge with this thread, although I'm not certain why. It was as simple as my asking the questions and knowing Mark might not want to respond to them. I would have thanked him either way. He's a very strong personality and I don't believe he needs you to defend him.

    Thanks again.

  6. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 5 years ago

    It has always been my opinion of Mark, that he is a very inteligent and informed person. He and I may not agree on certain topics but that does not alter my opinion of him.

  7. iantoPF profile image88
    iantoPFposted 5 years ago

    Hmm I wonder about Mark and what he's been doing. Check out these similarities;
    Anton Lavey, founder of the Church of Satan
    http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/Daibanjo/th_Anton_LaVey_photo.jpg
    The Evil Ming from Flash Gordon
    http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t244/Daibanjo/th_Flash_gordon_movie_poster.jpg
    Change the hair color to grey it's scary............

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Must find some black die...........

      1. Mmargie1966 profile image91
        Mmargie1966posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        LOL...You are quite the celebrity, Mark! 

        Even I don't believe you are a member of the church of satan, even after the rounds we have been through!  But the pictures are GREAT!  ha ha ha

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Black die, lose a few pounds, I am good to go. big_smile

  8. Sally's Trove profile image86
    Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago

    Why are you all engaging with this flamer?

    1. janesix profile image60
      janesixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Because we can't resist the opportunity to speak up and out against ridiculousness.

  9. MelissaBarrett profile image60
    MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago

    Just a point... cause I like making them...

    Technically Satanism is a judeo-christian religion as it is based on the new and old tests. of the bible...

    Just sayin he's likely not a Satanist as then he would be a Christian...

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      Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's a heck of a good point, too, Melissa.

      smile

 
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