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Old 01-19-2001, 06:21 AM   #11
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Genesis 9:2-4
Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; and as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood (oh, and pigs - you can't eat pigs).

This 'God' guy just keep changing his mind, doesn't he?
 
Old 01-19-2001, 02:12 PM   #12
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dmvprof,
"It is plain English."

Nothing is "plain English in Hebrew Literature, especially OT Lit. But that's just being semantical. Sorry.
 
Old 01-19-2001, 06:00 PM   #13
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"So what exactly was Abel keeping sheep for?"

Offerings to God... or if Abel was a New Zealander...companionship.

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Old 01-20-2001, 02:22 AM   #14
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by dmvprof:
quadwhore, are you arguing simply for the sake of arguing. I can't see how this could be any clearer.

In the first passage, god explicitly says he gave us plants. If you take that as meaning that we can eat vegetables-plus whatever else fancies us, Im sorry, but that is just not the case because later on he gives us permission to eat everything else. He used the exact same context in reference to animals. It is plain english.
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Genesis 1 also taks about the creation of wild beasts. Why would they be called wild if they only ate grass?

 
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Genesis 1 also taks about the creation of wild beasts. Why would they be called wild if they only ate grass?

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You obviously have not seen Reefer Madness.
 
Old 01-20-2001, 02:03 PM   #16
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"Wild" doesn't mean "carnivore", it means "not domesticated". Non-domesticated herbivores are "wild animals" and domestcated carnivores (such as cats) are not.

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"So what exactly was Abel keeping sheep for?"

Offerings to God... or if Abel was a New Zealander...companionship.

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How ya been, Norm?

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Old 01-25-2001, 09:26 AM   #18
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"So what exactly was Abel keeping sheep for?"

"Meat" . . . . .

"Wool" . . . . .

"Companionship"

Uhhhh, I guess that'd be the original sin?
 
Old 02-02-2001, 11:56 AM   #19
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"You obviously have not seen Reefer Madness"

They had grass? It explains a lot.....
 
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I love this...although I don't have much to add to the discussion, I want you all to know that everyone in the coffee shop is wondering why I am laughing at my computer. I personally think that any document translated more than twice without a pure copy of the original is flawed.
 
 

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