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  •  Eh, I figured you probably are passionate about (0+ / 0-)

    your knowledge.
    I see your point. I was coming from a levity standpoint.

    But I understand the need for credibility. That's why I tried to imply with my first sentence that I was unsure of the characters cited in the actual text.

    I was being more conversational than scholarly. It was a very busy day at work today, so I had little time to google.
    I probably should have just left the comment out.

    Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by Gentle Giant on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 05:01:29 PM PDT

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    •  and so I can't rec that 'cause the comment's value (1+ / 0-)
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      is undeniable. You brought up the point that in the Bible it's male masturbation that's the big crime (why is a little fuzzy, but a Sunday School teacher explained it this way: Onan didn't want a child who would be his brother's heir instead of his own, because Onan wanted to inherit for himself, and God was not angry because of the masturbation but because of the greed and fraud, which the teacher suggested is also what happened to Ananias and his wife who tried to hide part of the money from selling their property from the early church).

       The accuracy or lack thereof, I was in no position to check at the time -- how's a fifth grader going to find a Jewish law tutor in Oklahoma? If it'd been a Native American incident, yeah; there were some of those folks in walking distance. The nearest synagogue was over an hour's drive away...

      But anyway, it pretty much settled in my mind that God cares about honesty and people care about money.

      LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 05:18:10 PM PDT

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