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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by halibut, Jul 12, 2006.

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  1. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No, there were no caterpillars, hungry or otherwise, at the birth of Jesus :p
     
  2. FatBurt

    FatBurt Sex Scarecrow Vanquisher star 6

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    -10 points?




    :(
     
  3. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    no, not for caterpillar :)

    But you have to wear this hat

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  4. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    [face_laugh]


    I'm going to embarrass myself and say a Donkey.


    [face_worried]
     
  5. Lord_Ogli

    Lord_Ogli Jedi Master star 4

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    A partirdge in a pear tree? :p
     
  6. go-away

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  7. Lord_Ogli

    Lord_Ogli Jedi Master star 4

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    I expect the answer to be none or unknown since in no account of my Bible does it state that anyone was there at the time of Jesus' birth, the Shepperds etc came after he was born.
     
  8. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    -10 points to Richie and go-away

    But 5 points to Ogli.

    The bible doesn't say there were any animals at all. In fact, in the 4 gospels, there is only reference which says Jesus was even in a manger (Luke). Nowhere does it state they were in a stable, let alone there were animals there.

    The first "nativity scene" was created in the 13th century by St Francis. So there :p

    On a similar theme, how many heads did Jesus' grandmother have?
     
  9. FatBurt

    FatBurt Sex Scarecrow Vanquisher star 6

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    Maternal or "paternal"?


    :p
     
  10. Lord_Ogli

    Lord_Ogli Jedi Master star 4

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    Correct Hal, infact Matthew and Luke are the only 2 gospels to mention Jesus' birth at all. Mark and John pick up his story later as he begins to preach.
     
  11. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Let's go for maternal :p
     
  12. Lord_Ogli

    Lord_Ogli Jedi Master star 4

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  13. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    hmmm, if you want the points, you need to explain :p
     
  14. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    Ah, my apologies to the Good Book for accusing it of lying.

    Someone else did it instead :p
     
  15. FatBurt

    FatBurt Sex Scarecrow Vanquisher star 6

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    I think I did it with more panache as well :p




    //Still waiting on Ogli to explain how he came by his guess
     
  16. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    his correct guess, by the way.

    And hurry up, I've got another question :p
     
  17. Lord_Ogli

    Lord_Ogli Jedi Master star 4

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    The Church didn't bother consulting its members so they all picked different heads out of a picture or something so that 7 different faces were listed as beeing St anne or something like that
     
  18. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, right answer but the the explanation I was looking for, but you can still have the points :)

    On the authority of the Church, she had seven. Because for hundreds of years, during the Middle Ages, her heads were on display, at the same time, at Léon, Apt, Aix-la-Chapelle, Chartres, Bologna, Sicily, and in Düren. The Church recognised them all, so she must have had seven heads.


    Now, name one of the 10 commandments.
     
  19. FatBurt

    FatBurt Sex Scarecrow Vanquisher star 6

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    Which religions version of them.


    All religions have a "ten commandments" and all preach a similar thing but the terminology and percieved intent behind the list varies from religion to religion.


    There is a wiki article with loads of information on it


    The obvious ones like you shall not murder, steal etc.. are all there but it's the way that they are phrased.


    It is also believed that the "You shall not steal" "commandment" did not actually apply to stealing personal possesions but was more inline with the Jewish one of you "shall not kidnap" which was more about nabbing someones slaves or even family members.

    There is a small voice in religion that goes to state that the second half of the "commandments" are all about protecting life, freedom, liberty, heredity etc... but it's not very well supported.







    //waits to lose a silly number of points even though the post is accurate :p
     
  20. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    tut tut tut. The only accurate part of the post was your prediction about the point loss :p

    Minus 10 for "don't steal" and minus 10 for "don't murder" :p

    You can have 5 points back for the interesting tidbit about stealing meaning kidnapping (It is also considered to be about the use of slave labour as well), but no. That's not one of the 10 commandments.

    Any others?
     
  21. FatBurt

    FatBurt Sex Scarecrow Vanquisher star 6

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    I can post a direct passage from the Bible.


    And considering the Bible is considered to be an accurate source for this (see Hals post above) I may again call Shenanigans







    I can't believe I just quoted that. I feel dirty.




    //goes off to wash himself




    EDIT: it helps if I actually put in the correct passage :oops:
     
  22. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    Thou shalt not make any Graven images.
     
  23. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ooh, I await your declaration of shenanigans!!

    Ritchie. Yes, you can have that one. 5 points :)

    So that's 1. Still a choice of 9!
     
  24. Whim_of_the_Whills

    Whim_of_the_Whills Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Though shalt have no other gods before me

    Though shalt not commit adultery

    (even if tempted :p)
     
  25. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    5 points for the first one.

    But minus 10 for adultery. :( Sorry
     
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