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Break room chatter...

We got on the discussion of religion. Not a good thing to discuss with most co-workers, but with the two I was discussing it with, cool. They were saying how Christians, on the whole, had to be right. Its my theory, they have to be because they don't have a true faith or security in their religion. Now, before all the Christians (if any)who read this get all upset, I don't see *every* Christian that way..just the ones who HAVE to be right about religion and can't accept that what works for them may not work for me. I know some very cool Christians, who can discuss religion as a concept and not be offended that I believe something different..and not condemn me to hell because I do.
Anyway, it was brought up that translation of the bible was not entirely accurate...Greek words, especially when the bible was translated, had very different meanings. For example (and this was given to me by a co-worker) in Greek the word hand meant from about mid wrist to the fingertips, in English it means the base of the hand to the fingertips. Big difference. This is why the crucifix always shows Jesus with his palms nailed. In the movie Stigmata, which I understand is close to Catholic truth/theory, it was stated that it was portrayed that way because it was more 'asthetically pleasing'. *blink* Uhm. You're looking at a man NAILED to a cross....what the hell could be so 'asthetically pleasing' to begin with??

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( 2 comments — Drop A Feather )
thoabath
Jan. 11th, 2002 04:04 pm (UTC)
Well, picture it.
Imagine a guy with a nail thru his hand.

Now imagine a guy with a nail thru his wrist.

Which makes you cringe more?



And yeah, King James butchered the Good Word. "Suffer not a witch to live." is one of the more infamous translations.
onyxangel
Jan. 11th, 2002 05:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Well, picture it.
Well...see, neither is better or worse to me..their both very unpleasing images. A tortured man nailed to a cross *couldn't* be asthetic to me, regardless....
( 2 comments — Drop A Feather )

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