We've celebrated with my son's a day early. I trust that this Christmas is a day of peace and joy as we celebrate the birth of Christ!
Merry Christmas, Leigh. And all you other KF reprobates!
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Has anyone seen or heard from Bear of late?
Last I heard he was having computer problem - specifically emails.
Merry Christmas everyone !
I tried to e-mail him last night and it bounced.
Merry Christmas to you Nim, I hope your day was good.
Merry Christmas to all.
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests."
Hardly all encompassing that version scholar. A bit "exclusive" eh what...
I can see nothing wrong with Scholar's quote
Here are many alternate translations which all say the same thing.
I prefer the 2011 updated version of the Gloria - Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.
I don't buy into patriarchal, divisive versions of God personally.
Regardless of your thinking, the Greek and (for that fact) the Hebrew were unambiguous in their choice of gender. The greek word άνθρωπος is
a masculine form as shown here (I chose this one, only because it was the first source that was not "religious" that I found)
Regardless of your beliefs that is how the Christian Bible was written, and Scholar's statement is a true representation of that.
If you choose to believe in a god, as portrayed elsewhere, then, of course, that is your Prerogative, just because you do not agree with how something is written does not make that which was written any more, or less, accurate.
If, in a thesis, you choose to cite an author's work, and change what that author said, then you will be penalised because of you inaccurate report and your thesis will, most likely, be totally disregarded and ignored, or you will be held up to ridicule. It certainly will not help your credibility at all.
Pedant, I may be, but the translation is inaccurate given that the Greek form is Masculine. The Catholic Church is no different to any other Church in
that it is a body of "people" (to use a non gender implied term) who can, and do, make mistakes and use words to convey their interpretation of
Just because "everyone is doing it" does not make it right.
Anyway, we could argue around in circles on this point and it would add no more to the discussion, so I shall leave it at this point.
There is no argument, only discussion.