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Old 07-16-2010, 10:00 PM
 
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Which is what?
The first quote or the second. Which is it?
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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"A person could **** against a tree, he could **** on his mother, he could **** on his own breeches, and get off, but he must not **** against the wall -- that would be going quite too far. The origin of the divine prejudice against this humble crime is not stated; but we know that the prejudice was very strong -- so strong that nothing but a wholesale massacre of the people inhabiting the region where the wall was defiled could satisfy the Deity." -- Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth
Urinating agaist a wall is something a male human can do with ease. Not so much a woman. The term is an Elizabethan (SP?) term that in modern English means; Male. Not much beyond that.

All modern translations render that phrase as "male".

My point had to do with --we should not use a Bible translation that uses 400 year old English to discuss theology. Let's use 21st Century English rather than the English used by Shakespeare.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:51 PM
 
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Urinating agaist a wall is something a male human can do with ease. Not so much a woman. The term is an Elizabethan (SP?) term that in modern English means; Male. Not much beyond that.

All modern translations render that phrase as "male".

My point had to do with --we should not use a Bible translation that uses 400 year old English to discuss theology. Let's use 21st Century English rather than the English used by Shakespeare.

My point was isn't Mark Twain cool? I have the entire Oxford Twain set.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Wa
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The first quote or the second. Which is it?
Both...you are judged for your works.

Let me ask you a question, if you are dead, and you didn't believe in Christ, and He raises you to be judged, and you bowm you confess to Him, you kneel in faith, but then He looks to find your works that were supposed to be a product of your faith, and you have none.

What say you then? Do you ask Him please?
You know what He will say to you?

Depart from me, I never knew you. You die a second death and are thrown into the lake of fire.
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