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  •  Wikipedia to the rescue! (9+ / 0-)

    Although I'm even more confused after reading that.

    "How come when it’s us, it’s an abortion, and when it’s a chicken, it’s an omelette?" - George Carlin

    by yg17 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 02:29:17 PM PDT

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    •  Well, that was three minutes I'll never get back! (10+ / 0-)

      Just more crap where the crazy people read between the lines.

      "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

      by Lily O Lady on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 02:52:08 PM PDT

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    •  What I got from that is it's sort of like "aloha" (4+ / 0-)

      means "hello" or "goodbye."  "Maranatha" could be inviting God/Jesus to your party or announcing that He/He has already arrived. In both cases, "or" is about which context you're in when the word is used, but outside that, both possibilities for meaning exist and, as long as you don't step back into one context or the other, you can hold on to least to the ideas of both. That intellectual balancing act becomes your preoccupation and your protection: you don't have to look in the box and risk seeing your 20 cats are dead. If Jesus is always on His way to His Second Coming, then you can cling to that hope whenever you slip off your balance beam and wonder, "If He's already here on earth, why hasn't He made Himself known to my Party?"

      "Until Justice rolls down like waters and Righteousness like a mighty stream" — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

      by vahana on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 04:42:56 PM PDT

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    •  Based on my own religious training (3+ / 0-)
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      BvueDem, sngmama, Munchkn

      I assume that Mrs. Bachmann is using "maranatha" in the way it is used in the Book of the Revelation of John:
      "Come, Lord Jesus."
      This is a statement of desire for the end times, when Jesus will return, rather than as a statement of belief (credal statement) that the lord or messiah has arrived in Jesus's form.
      BTW, Luther thought that the Book of the Revelation probably shouldn't have been included in the Christian bible.

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