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Old 10-13-2022, 04:50 AM   #31
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There's only so many funny jokes in that thing. Personally, I never got into the zone enough to think most of them funny at all. Maybe I'm just not nerdy enough

That begs the question "What are you doing here then?"
 
Old 10-14-2022, 11:56 PM   #32
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I haven't been fit to drive since 2015. Hopefully a modified automatic/electric next year? But I'd love to have something like that going with the Bible. I'll have to try it.
I'd fall asleep through all the begets
 
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There's a limited amount of that in a few places, and 'beget' or 'begat' means you're in a dud translation.
 
Old 10-21-2022, 07:49 PM   #34
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There's a limited amount of that in a few places, and 'beget' or 'begat' means you're in a dud translation.
Nah, it just means you're in an older translation requiring patience. But yes, the begats don't show up everywhere. And when they do, they serve the purpose of establishing geneaology, lineage.
 
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The biggest problem with old translations is old words which are still in use but whose meaning has changed: I'll give a few of the many examples from the KJV
  • The KJV uses 'prevent' in the sense of 'come before.'
  • It uses 'allow' in the sense of 'approve.'
  • It uses 'let' in the sense of 'hinder.'
Of course you also have the obsolete words like Genesis 25:29 where it reads "And Jacob sod pottage." Go figure.
 
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A few years ago my niece refused to read out a verse from the KJV because it started with the phrase "Oh my god". We didn't even get close to the passages that describe what men do against walls.

Back on topic, my favourite bit in Hitch Hiker is the comment about the relative intelligence of humans and dolphins, but while it's humorously done, I've never been sure it was a joke.

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on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.

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I don't envy you when she comes to various prophets condemning the "dungy idols." Or the passages in various books where they speak of killing "Everyone (descendant) of some bad guy who urinates against a wall," meaning every male.

Tell her the Bible is not censored. Prepare herself to be shocked. She'll love that! Not everything done in the Bible was right, either. A lot was wrong, very wrong.
 
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Re Dolphins vs Human intelligence...
Yeah, I reckon he was only half-joking


BTW, another one that really suits my (twisted ?) sense of humour re Vogon Constructor Ships
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“The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.”
 
  


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