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The Other People
With the stage set and all the actors in place, the show is ready to begin. Their mission, of course, is to save our heathen souls by turning us on to "The Word of the Lord"- their Bible. I guess they figger some of us just haven't heard about it yet, and we're all eagerly awaiting their joyous tidings of personal salvation through giving our rational faculties to Jesus. Every time they come around, I look forward to trying out a new riposte. Sure, it may be cruel and sadistic of me, but hey, I didn't call them up and ask them to come over; they entered at their own risk! This time should be pretty good. After letting them run off their basic rap while lovely Morning Glory serves us all hot herb tea, I innocently remark: "But none of that applies to us. We have no need for salvation because we don't have original sin. We are the Other People."
Originally posted by Jenna
It's a bit of a read, but I think that he makes some valid arguements that are based on the Bible and the original meanings of some words that have been changed during the many translations.
Do you think that the author may be correct in his theory? Why or why not?
Originally posted by queenannie38
And if this dude knew this stuff from divine intervention he would be totally humble and not so arrogantly boasting of not having 'original sin.' ..........
Unless this guy can prove immortality or has complete recollection of former lives (meaning he has been 'resurrected') then he's just like the rest of us.
Except, of course, that he doesn't think he is--he is one of the 'other people.'
It's kind of funny, in a way. You'd think one of the 'other people' would have better things to do than entertaining uninvited solicitors of the gospel...I know I do, and I'm just one of the 'regular people.'
Originally posted by Jenna
According to him, he didn't get it from divine intervention it was just from his own studies. He is by no interpretation of the word a Christian, which may explain why he isn't humble about not having original sin.
In some versions of the Bible it does say "Let us make them in our image." Which has to make you wonder why it was translated like that. Was that really how it was originally written?
Or did the translators take some liberties with it? Until I learn hebrew and aramaic and find the original copy I guess I'll never know for sure. :shk:
True, but I have to say it is one heck of a creative way to make sure that unwanted solicitors/religion-sellers never knock on your door again!
The reason I say that is this: if he's going to use the Adam and Eve story literally, saying he is of those 'other people,' yet ignore the story of Noah--he's cheating! He must surely apply Noah totally literally and if he does that, he winds up back in the human race!