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Do you know any WELL KNOWN Religious stories? Need input! As much as possible!

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:00 AM

Jonah and the Whale was memorable.

"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." came to mind but that was a parable. I performed this on a camera for a church art project once.

Joseph and his multi colour coat. Sold into slavery and became important...

I'm trying to think, most of what I know came from school when I was a kid, then at a church youth club, Bible study and debate. I didn't take this that seriously though, I was quite young.
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:09 PM

I had always heard the eye of the needle was infact a misinterpretation of the moral or whatever its called.
The needle actually referring to a small man door in the city walls of Jerusalem.
Do we have any confirmation of this?
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:25 PM

Sounds like something a rich person made up to feel less bad about ignoring that part entirely.
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:00 AM

History Channel is showing its new series The Bible. I'm not in any way religious but I might watch this anyway.
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:09 AM

History Channel? Uh, shouldn't that be on the Science Channel?
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:27 AM

They started doing regular tv series this yr with The Bible and Vikings(I like this one).
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:53 AM

View PostMacros, on 13 March 2013 - 08:09 PM, said:

I had always heard the eye of the needle was infact a misinterpretation of the moral or whatever its called.
The needle actually referring to a small man door in the city walls of Jerusalem.
Do we have any confirmation of this?


I'm not going to argue because I don't know enough to. I could be wrong although I don't think I am.
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:58 AM

View PostMacros, on 13 March 2013 - 08:09 PM, said:

I had always heard the eye of the needle was infact a misinterpretation of the moral or whatever its called.
The needle actually referring to a small man door in the city walls of Jerusalem.
Do we have any confirmation of this?
According to the wiki, this explanation of the aphorism is fairly old but there is no physical evidence for the existence of such a gate. http://en.wikipedia....le#Christianity
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:59 AM

ah, i knew I had heard it somewhere but still can't remember who from or where. seems it was a weak attempt to realitise a religious analogy.
Still, bears keeping in my for our potential author here, you could link parable to half truths. Because that doesnt happen in religion
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:51 AM

View PostMacros, on 14 March 2013 - 10:59 AM, said:

ah, i knew I had heard it somewhere but still can't remember who from or where. seems it was a weak attempt to realitise a religious analogy.
Still, bears keeping in my for our potential author here, you could link parable to half truths. Because that doesnt happen in religion
Also, the Eye of the Needle example may be an instance of convenient reinterpretation. If you take it literally, it basically denies salvation to those of wealth and power. The 'gate' explanation suggests merely that salvation for such people is very difficult, not impossible. Which is useful when a religion has moved from a minority faith of the poor and oppressed to the state doctrine, as you don't want to suggest that the powerful, even if believers, can't be saved.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:40 PM

See also the abuse of 'the poor will always be with you'.
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:11 AM

skimmed the thread.

a well-known religious tale? Buddha gained enlightenment after sitting under a tree,giving up all his worldly posessions
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:11 AM

There was a story about some dude called Whiskeyjohn or something. Anyway, in the first book a big black guy zapped some other guys and Whiskeyjohn tried to blow up a city or something. Tbh there are another twenty books or something, and none of them make a lot of sense.

But....then some dudes made a website and loads of other dudes (and some chicks) post stuff about the black dude being cool. Or something. Might be a religious story?

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:36 AM

I guess Acorn has been writing since he isn't posting! Lol

Anyway that mini series The Bible has been pretty cool to watch even though I know next to nothing about religion, I've enjoyed watching it.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:51 PM

Yes, the Pope resigned because he read my current line of rebellion from the party line...

I didn't think he'd actually do it, he told me I'd ruined everything from him and now he's going to move in next door to Tom Cruise and present himself for brainwashing and indoctrination into the Scientology Sect... He also thinks this may end up getting him a new career as an Actor, but I'm not convinced... He claims he can do a killer Clint Eastwood impression, but I've yet to see it.


In other news, I've just begun my destruction of Ghandi and am half way through my dissection of Jonah and the "Big Fish"... Which sounds more like a Dr Suess story than a holy scripture, but I guess they weren't being terribly picky when making up stories.


I want to reexamine the story of John the Baptist as well - I've got an interesting take on how he was really just a Bath attendant that had a way with his hands, if you know what I mean, and built up a following of dedicated fans always seeking his "delivering touch"...

Well, not really, but still going to pick apart the John the Baptist story and put it together in a new way. I will try to leave the creepy touchy-feely thing out of it... But it could be hard.

But thanks for asking - things are going well, I've had to resort to writing by hand mostly, the baby likes to screw up my efforts on the laptop. I'll be finishing my office soon and will begin to work in there 2 hours a night. We'll see where I can go with all this (aside to hell, of course)!

As soon as I get some actual story chapters down I'll get them up here some how (through a personal website I think is best).
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:02 PM

View PostMentalist, on 24 March 2013 - 12:11 AM, said:

skimmed the thread.

a well-known religious tale? Buddha gained enlightenment after sitting under a tree,giving up all his worldly posessions


So.. like Isaac Newton? Except for the possessions thing... Hell, the Universe gave Newton more possessions in the form of an apple. (It was an apple wasn't it?)

Interesting.
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