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Matt Boothman

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14th October, 2006 at 14:37:15 -

The translations are altered Dines. You here about it all the time, like the Greek word for "day" might have been confused for "age" - resulting in the seven "days" to create Earth. Someone may have mentioned that earlier on in this topic actually. And if something as big as this can be mistranslated on the very first page, I don't give the rest of the book much chance.

 
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14th October, 2006 at 21:59:19 -

Even slight differences in meaning are significant in a world with so many dipshit literalists.

 
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15th October, 2006 at 13:22:38 -

The translations aren't 'altered'. There are sometimes differences, but as I said before, there are so many older copies that these can easily be ironed out.

The Hebrew word for 'day' was 'Yohm', and Greek was 'Hemera'. Both can mean actual days OR vague periods of time (much like the English word for 'day' has both literal and figurative uses). It's not like we don't know the ancient hebrew word, or have lots of examples of its use.

What's more, there are other scriptures, including a few hints in Genesis itself, to show that the days aren't 24-hours long. For example, the Bible seems to suggest that we're still in the 7th day now.

Greek and Hebrew actually match each other quite well, since they're very expressive and romantic languages.

Modern languages have more dificulties in rendering Hebrew, like English (we have 1 word for love, the Greeks had 4), so in that situation the person just needs to get a Bible with footnotes and apendices. Absolutely NEVER one of those easy-read ones, they're dreadful.


You have every right to come to your own conclusions about the Bible, but do not call me 'stupid' just because research has led me to disagree with you. Can this thread die now?

 
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15th October, 2006 at 13:30:46 -

*pokes Dines* Why do you get to kill the thread...?

 
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15th October, 2006 at 13:59:10 -

Shh!!



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15th October, 2006 at 14:04:35 -

I'm agnostic since I know that things had to start SOMEWHERE. However, I lean more towards the "watchmaker" camp in that I think god (I don't capitalize it on purpose) set up a system and left it. I believe that there's either an afterlife or rebirth, since I think consciousness is far to strong to simply disappear. How can you not exist? I mean, you dream when you're asleep (and if you don't, then you just wake up immediately), which makes it pretty hard to find an example of what it's like to not exist. Either you go to some sort of heaven, you're reborn, or you still exist on the Earth detached from your body.

Something like that, I'd say.

 
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15th October, 2006 at 14:15:13 -

The English vocabulary is the largest in the world. That is why it's clearly the best poetic language ever.

One word for love? What about affection, fondness, devotion, adoration... and no, I didn't just look in a thesaurus, although I'm certain there'd be tonnes more words for it in there too. Not to mention the countless loanwords for love borrowed from the Romance language themselves.

So don't give me that bullshit that English isn't expressive or romantic. It's as expressive and as romantic as you'd ever need.

And I do feel that I have every right to call you stupid. Your "research" is clearly flawed, yet you still believe in it blindly.

Good day to you Sir.

 
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20th October, 2006 at 23:08:26 -

Deep....

 
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21st October, 2006 at 02:36:26 -

Oh, hi.

 
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21st October, 2006 at 15:04:21 -

I believe in Time Cubes.

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21st October, 2006 at 15:44:31 -

Yessir, he's er genius, alrighty:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qvmVqq5m7dA

 
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21st October, 2006 at 16:11:51 -

Made by the same guy who did that Scientology movie? The Bridge?

 
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22nd October, 2006 at 00:59:36 -

I don't believe in god since YouTube doesn't work on my computer. Actually, I do believe he exists 'cause he MASSACRED my connection to the newest internet craze. I WANT TO BE A CONFORMIST BEEPBOOPBEEPBIP-P-P YOUR ORDERS MASTER.

 
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29th October, 2006 at 11:53:30 -

I'm Christian.

 
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29th October, 2006 at 14:40:31 -

Fuck you all.

 
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