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  •  Jesus frequently used sayings in wide circulation (5+ / 0-)

    And "camel through the eye of a needle" seems to have been such a saying. Rope would make sense, except that there was a variant on the saying, contained in the Midrash, where it's elephant through the eye of a needle, which makes camel seem more likely.

    •  Fine...I'll withdraw the edit. (1+ / 0-)
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      Just hope they haven't carved the new plates already.

      IGTNT...Honor the Fallen...Respect Their Loved Ones.

      by geez53 on Sun Sep 06, 2009 at 09:44:44 AM PDT

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    •  There's a real world example of this, not myth. (3+ / 0-)
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      Southeast of Ankara, Turkey, in Central Anatolia, is the village of Hacibektash. Haci Bektash Veli was a Sufi saint in the 14th century. Outside the village is the Cilehane, a small cave in which this man spent 40 days and nights fasting in silence and in prayer, a not uncommon Sufi practice. There is a small opening into the cave and also a very narrow aperture part way up the wall of the cave. It is said that only those who are pure of heart can pass through this aperture. To my surprise, I've seen very stout people pass through it with no difficulty, and very slender people become stuck and have to back out. In my own experience, it felt as if the solid rock opening had "give" to it. No, science can't explain this, and I certainly I can't, and I won't even try. Suffice it to say that there has been a body of interesting and wholly illogical experiences that have come down through the past 600+ years about this place.

      "Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it." ML King

      by TheWesternSun on Sun Sep 06, 2009 at 12:10:52 PM PDT

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