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  •  Well, ... (4+ / 0-)

    ..it's the basis for a great deal of Western culture and literature. It wouldn't hurt you to find out where all those well-known quotes that didn't come from Shakespeare came from.

    You don't have to believe it, you know.

    Being the single intellectual in a village of 1,100 souls ain't much fun, especially when 1,099 of those don't think you're all that smart.--Lucy Marsden

    by Miniaussiefan on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:46:57 PM PST

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    •  Not from Shakespeare? Must be Samuel Johnson. (6+ / 0-)

      But yeah, you're right.  

      The Bible is a unique record of a bronze age society's founding fables, history, wisdom, poetry - the whole shebang. Nothing else like it in the world. The story of David alone is worth the price of admission.

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      by Bob Love on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:53:46 PM PST

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    •  I have read it... (0+ / 0-)

      I believe that the mildly intoxicated ramblings of neolithic goat hearders are not valid in discussions of geology, biology, chemistry, physics or saying one is chosen by a particular deity..(FSM excepted)...Just like saying a watery tart handing one a scimitar is the basis for a system of government...

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      by profewalt on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 10:42:31 AM PST

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      •  Totally agree, of course: (0+ / 0-)
        not valid in discussions of geology, biology, chemistry, physics
        But literature (which is what I referenced)? Yes.

        Being the single intellectual in a village of 1,100 souls ain't much fun, especially when 1,099 of those don't think you're all that smart.--Lucy Marsden

        by Miniaussiefan on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 12:42:08 PM PST

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