Had a family emergency that I had to take care of. Is that okay with you if I could not balance the Topix forums and my family emergency at the same time?<quoted text>
Rogue, you' ve been away for a while now. Welcome back. Oh, found any proof that Dems defraud the electorate more than the Repubs? Can you now tell me why you announced that GE had moved a jet engine plant to the Czech Republic?
Topix seemed a bit more intelligent the last few days. Hmmm, no, not necessarily a bit more intelligent, perhaps a bit less dumb. Wonder why.
As to the bible, well, that is like your expertise on global warming/cooling, politics, the economy (ies), war, medicine, et al. All pretty much in left field. Now it's the Bible, right? Like Terri didn't know the Bible was not originally in English. And the translators, how they mislead the poor sheep. Goes to show, and demonstrates why there are so many interpretations. Let me give you an example, as American er hmm Lady and I have had extensive debate on this passage, to wit, "And lead us not into temptation". Well, it would seem, if you are a practicing Catholic or just plain Christian, that it's best to be French-speaking if you adhere to the prayer "Our Father". Read on :
In English, the phrase is "And lead us not into temptation".
In French, the same phrase reads :Et ne nous laissez pas succomber à la tentation"...which means, "do not let us succumb to temptation". Don't you agree that this is a totally-different meaning compared to the English version? As I said , best to be French-speaking when reciting the "Our Father".
The Old, the New Testaments, make the faithful victims of oral tradition which gets it all wrong and crooked, thereafter worsening affairs by adding poor translations as shown above.
I noticed that you seem to be here every day. Does that mean your family has disowned you?
As far as translations of the Bible, the original Bible was not written in any form of English. And the closest translations are the Catholic versions.
The original Aramaic and other forms of Aramaic with the New Testaments written in Greek and I don't think any of those original writing referred to God as a "she" but some LIBERAL interpretations do! It's funny how you Libtards like to read into things that are not there.