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  •   “the measure ye mete" bit is odd (5+ / 0-)

    The Googlemonster found it in "Tales of Real Life" by Amelia Alderson Opie, written in 1827.

    She also wrote "Tales of the Heart" and "The Black Man's Lament."

    What a strange thing to quote from. She may have quoted it from somewhere.

    This bit of quote by "Jesus" seems to be related to him saying "God helps those who help themselves," which means he didn't say it all all.

    What a fruitcake!

    •  Look at glb3's comment below. (1+ / 0-)
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      glb3 found a bible quote the google didn't pick up.

      •  Yup. I haven't memorized the Bible, but I (7+ / 0-)

        have indeed read it.  I certainly don't recall any parts where Jesus implied that it was OK to kill people who have killed.  Jesus gets a lot more press for his "turn the other cheek" stuff and the bit about Not Zinging Rocks at others unless you are perfect yourself. Plus, there was a fair bit about leaving all that punishment stuff to God, in general, and focus instead on accomplishing good with your life.

        I'm glad glb3 found the particular passage this horrible Republican is referencing. I was pretty confident that my fellow Kossacks would be just as astonished/dismayed as I was to have it interpreted that way.      

        "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Martin Luther King, Jr.

        by koosah on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 01:26:52 PM PST

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    •  correct, never said (0+ / 0-)

      in any of the original or the later languages, try something like, 'do unto others as you have done unto yourself'...

      see my comments of 1/22/2014

    •  Right -- it was Aesop who said that. (0+ / 0-)

      And the exact quote is "The gods help those who help themselves."

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