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Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:43 am

Although I don't understand the language I think I get the gist of it.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Anaxagoras wrote:
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Although I don't understand the language I think I get the gist of it.
Yep.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Why Bibles Given to Slaves Omitted Most of the Old Testament

The so-called “Slave Bible” told of Joseph’s enslavement but left out the parts where Moses led the Israelites to freedom.

When slavery was legal, its proponents often justified it with the Bible; specifically, a verse that tells servants to obey their masters. There were also a lot of verses that abolitionists could and did use to argue against slavery. But you wouldn’t find those in the heavily-redacted “Slave Bible.”

Most of the Old Testament is missing, and only about half of the New Testament remains. The reason? So that the enslaved Africans in the Caribbean islands of Jamaica, Barbados and Antigua couldn’t read or be read anything that might incite them to rebel.

The Slave Bible was actually titled Parts of the Holy Bible, selected for the use of the Negro Slaves, in the British West-India Islands.

It’s not clear who exactly directed these changes. British planters in the Caribbean had long been weary of missionaries, and could’ve demanded that they only teach enslaved people certain parts of the Bible. But some missionaries may have also believed that it was only appropriate to teach enslaved people excerpts that reinforced their enslaved status.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:44 am

Mosaic "slavery" had a fixed term of no more than seven years and one could not be born into it. More a punishment for theft or unpaid debt than what we think of as slavery, and even quite bleeding heart LIBBERUL compared to European or Muhammadan law.

Whereas the Apostle Paul said "slaves be obedient to your masters", which was Roman slavery and very much like what existed in British colonies and later parts of the USA. Of course Roman slavery was not instituted by God, so Paul was more about turning the other cheek in the face of injustice. But that's OK.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:25 am

We almost had nuclear powered missiles.

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Post by Grammatron » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:26 am

People sure use to be less fat.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:09 am

The bubble gum and the pouffy hair are an accident waiting to happen. :BigGrin3:
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Post by Witness » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:58 pm

↑ Had the same (bad) thought. :oops:



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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:31 pm

This song is about a Gentile kishka (as indicated by the reference to kielbasa as an alternative).



Believe it or not, the Matys Brothers' cover got mainstream play for a minute or two in NYC on the stations that mainly played rock and roll.
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You're spoiling me?!? :wink:

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