User talk:John Bockman
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Gabriela 22:26, August 30, 2006 (CDT)
Deletion of Gen. 6:1-4
Thanks for your recent contribution. I wanted to explain why I deleted it. First, the article you wrote included a copyright tag at the end attributing it to "John Johnson" and reserving all rights. If you are not "John Johnson" then you cannot reproduce his copyrighted work on OrthodoxWiki without his explicit permission.
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