Perhaps we just don't know the truth

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Re: Perhaps we just don't know the truth

Post by TJrandom » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:24 am

Upton_O_Goode wrote:... When Rabbis, Popes, Televangelists, and Imams all claim absolutely that they can PROVE they are right, and their arguments are all based on the contents of ancient manuscripts that are held to be sacred and unquestionable, I just turn away and say, "Fine, go and argue with one another. You're all equally deluded."
Agreed - but only upon a second reading. First time around, I read it Rabbits, Popes... :lol:

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Re: Perhaps we just don't know the truth

Post by Gord » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:49 am

Yeah but are they Hasidic rabbits?
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Re: Perhaps we just don't know the truth

Post by Upton_O_Goode » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:30 am

Gord wrote:Yeah but are they Hasidic rabbits?
Well, they are not kosher, because (although, according to the Torah, they chew the cud), they don't divide the hoof. See Leviticus 11: 3--5: Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat. Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. (KJV)

As a matter of information, rabbits don't actually chew the cud. They do eat their own excrement, which is probably what the authors were referring to.
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Re: Perhaps we just don't know the truth

Post by TJrandom » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:18 pm

I apologise for misreading that word… :roll: :?

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Re: Perhaps we just don't know the truth

Post by Poodle » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:38 pm

Rabbits don't have hooves, though. Except for Giant Canadian Rabbits.

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Re: Perhaps we just don't know the truth

Post by TJrandom » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:00 pm

Google images for `rabbits with hooves` and you will find many...

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Re: Perhaps we just don't know the truth

Post by Upton_O_Goode » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:06 pm

Poodle wrote:Rabbits don't have hooves, though. Except for Giant Canadian Rabbits.
Yes, well, those guys who made the rules back then were very selective in their observation and a little careless in their description of nature. They saw gay men and anathematized them. But they knew nothing about what the women were getting up to in their seclusion, so lesbians get to skate away from the long list of abominations condemned in Leviticus. (Just speculating, I'm betting they didn't think two women COULD actually have sex with each other, neither of them having the necessary equipment.)
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Re: Perhaps we just don't know the truth

Post by Gord » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:39 am

Bumpin' coneys?
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Re: Perhaps we just don't know the truth

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:44 pm

Maybe we just can’t handle the truth.
Asked to explain why they hate Jews, anti-Semites contradict themselves. Jews are always showing off; they are hermetic and secretive. They will not assimilate; they assimilate only too well. They are too religious; they are too materialistic, and a threat to religion. They are uncultured; they have too much culture. They avoid manual work; they work too hard. They are miserly; they are ostentatious spenders. They are inveterate capitalists; they are born Communists. And so on.