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Post 161

Orcus

smiley - evilgrin


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Post 162

bobstafford

That's a true talentsmiley - oksmiley - biggrin


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Post 163

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

The Muppets have loosed quite a lot of earworms on an unsuspecting world. I blame the Russian clone of Kermit. He may be innocent of some of it, but obviously he's Russian, and we Yanks like to blame Russians.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4txmBNCAXg8


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Post 164

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

So...

American evangelical Christians just love to condem homosexuality by quoting the Old Testament, specifically Leviticus 18:22. “Man shall not lie with man, for it is an abomination,”



WELL! Apparently this is not only a modern translation, but a modern AMERICAN translation dating only back to 1946.

Every other translation refers not to homosexuality, but rather to paedophilia!

Well that actually sounds reasonable!



http://www.forgeonline.org/blog/2019/3/8/what-about-romans-124-27



smiley - pirate BG


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Post 165

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

That is really interesting. If you look at it that way, you might as well interpret the current version as, lying down is sinful, but doing the deed while standing upright is OK. Alternatively, it could mean that men always have to speak the truth in the presence of another man.


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Post 166

Orcus

I think we need a non-clerical theologist and language expert to re-examine the results of the Council of Nicea and possibly the Dead Sea Scrolls on this one.

Or.... we could just use our own sense of 'do as you would be done by' type thing ... radical!


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Post 167

Orcus

(that is actually quite an interesting article, they have indeed gone for the original Nicean greek there...)


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Post 168

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

Maybe we can petition to re-evaluate the apple incident and solve all problems at the source.


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Post 169

You can call me TC

You mean gravity doesn't exist??


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Post 170

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

I was referring to the Apple/Eve/Adam/Snake event, but maybe we can sidetrack to Newtonian physics as well.


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Post 171

Orcus

Ah but was it a snake.... or a serpent..?


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Post 172

Orcus

TIL that I have unlearned the use of hootoo smileys lol smiley - winkeye


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Post 173

ITIWBS

"Snake" or "Serpent" was a poetical allusion for a Druidical priest in classical times, from the tattoos of serpents they had about their wrists to identify them.


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Post 174

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Also there's no direct reference to the fruit being an apple. smiley - apple

Theologians might argue that the fruit might have been a pomegranate much like Star Wars fans might argue about the the relation between wookies and ewoks. Both groups will leave me smiley - rolleyessmiley - facepalm.


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Post 175

Orcus

Well, I was being facetious I hope you appreciate smiley - winkeye

I agree smiley - smiley


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