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  •  So, Michael, is this . . . (1+ / 0-)
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    kyril

    your own version of "originalism"?  ;-)

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Tue Mar 15, 2011 at 09:34:49 PM PDT

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    •  Actually, (3+ / 0-)
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      neroden, kyril, EclecticCrafter

      He's right.  You can ask Hector Avalos if you like, he taught himself hebrew in high school so he could understand the bible.  He's professor of Biblical Studies over at Harvard - and an atheist.  

      Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
      - Salvor Hardin, Foundation by Isaac Asimov
      Permissive Liberal: -7.62, -7.95

      by Zyx on Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 01:03:03 AM PDT

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      •  I have no doubt Michael's right. (1+ / 0-)
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        kyril

        I was just commenting lightheartedly on his ability to read both the original Hebrew and the late ancient Greek in which the texts were written.

        "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

        by FogCityJohn on Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 09:47:46 AM PDT

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