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#16    Loonboy

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 09:36 PM

[blue]Ok here's an example of how translation and Chinese whispers can corrupt an actual event and turn it into something completely different:

In the legend of King Arthur, Arthur takes a sword from the stone and a hero is born.

The Latin word for a stone is saxo, which is similar sounding to Saxon.

Isn't it possible that Arthur merely beat his opponent (a Saxon man) in a fight and took his sword?
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Work hard, keep the ceremonies, live peacably, and unite your hearts. Hopi

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The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears. Minquass


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Posted 27 February 2002 - 09:39 PM

Indeed Loonboy. I personnally feel that although  i wouldn't describe myself as a christian in any shape or form (except "Nominaly") i do believe there are sentiments in the Bible which would make this world a better place is everyone followed them.
"Turning the other cheek" and "Love thy neighbour" being the obvious ones.
By this last statement i'm in no way implying that other religions don't have similar tenants.

If your interested, in the survey that took place last year in the UK, for religion i put down "Church of Vodka" (now there's a holy spirit i can understand) and now i'm of to the fridge to say some prayers  :sg

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 09:44 PM

Loonboy - yes i'm a great believer in Myths being half remembered histories and in the toll that language and popular culture at the time exacts on stories/myths/histories.
As an example imagine if in a thousand years time peoples understanding of greek myth was partially based on Disney's version of Heracles?

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 09:45 PM

*LOL* PS,
I should check that church out sometime :)

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 09:47 PM

Forget the prayers - go for the communion!!
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Posted 27 February 2002 - 09:50 PM

Loony, are you spreading rumours?!  :si

"Superstition created all the gods and angels, all the devils and ghosts, all the witches, demons and goblins, gave us all the augurs, soothsayers and prophets, filled the heavens with signs and wonders, broke the chain of cause and effect, and wrote the history of man in miracles and lies" ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 09:54 PM

Rumours are cool 8).......unless they're about me >:(

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 10:02 PM

Cool.................As in the holy spirit waiting in the fridge?

That's cool!

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 10:08 PM

...was in the fridge, now sitting in a glass happily complementing the Holy Mixer  ;D

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Posted 27 February 2002 - 10:14 PM

Well, I've just turned some water into wine and am imbibing too - France is full of the holy spirit - thank God

Purrleeeeeeze don't anyone get mad - we're NOT taking the P, just drinking the grape.

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Posted 28 February 2002 - 03:22 PM

[blue]Rumours? Rumours? I haven't spread any rumours!  :s9
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Do what you want and be what you feel. Because after all, those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't 'mind.

Work hard, keep the ceremonies, live peacably, and unite your hearts. Hopi

Listen to the voice of nature, for it holds treasures for you. Huron

The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears. Minquass





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