HA Bible Study

Genesis 37:8
“Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to rule over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.

Discuss.

Comments

  1. 1

    Deathfrogg spews:

    Interesting distinction here between “Reign” and “Rule”.

    Seems to me that both are, in modern English parlance, one and the same. I think this is deliberate. “Reign” implies the idea of a real form of government that works more like a large public corporation, while “Rule seems to flat out indicate a dictatorship.

    As the good people of Kansas are now starting to notice, you cannot accept the idea of personal responsibility without some greater form of mutual responsibility to the individual.

    We have no Ruling Class in this country, no matter how much the Bible-Beating-Book-Burners and their puppeteers in Texas scream for one.

  2. 2

    Zotz sez: Sphfffffff... 'ere! spews:

    Then Joseph sniffed his coat of many colors and drifted off to Rainy Day, dreaming of an Electric Lady.

  3. 3

    God spews:

    Hmmm

    The Joseph story emerges at the end of Genesis’ long list of begats. After enough begating,a lot of Semites fund themselves in Egypt. The proto hebrews there intermingled with Canaani, Minoans, and Greeks … tracng of begatment became impossible.

    Until now.

    I do try to give you My truth, Among My other revelations t you, for a small fee I recommend going 23&me. There, with My approval, scientists will provide you with a revelation of your true genesis.

  4. 5

    Steve spews:

    I finally sullied myself by posting at (un)SP for the first time. Yuck. But everyone was piling on and having fun with it, so what the fuck?

    Heh. I thank Bob for my choice of screen name over there, “Doctor Steve”.

  5. 8

    proud leftist spews:

    I just came across this from the Epistle of Jude, 1:10: “Yet these men speak abusively against whatever they do not understand; and what things they do understand by instinct, like unreasoning animals—these are the very things that destroy them.”

    Man, I’m trying to think who this reminds me of . . .

  6. 9

    SeattleMike spews:

    Another verse (currently topical) from the United Against Homophobia Facebook page:

    ‎”It all makes sense now: Gay marriage legalized on the same day as marijuana makes perfect biblical sense. Leviticus 20:13 “A man who lays with another man should be stoned”. Our interpretation has just been wrong for all these years” – Katie Stephens

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I don’t think this woman should have been fired as long as she didn’t bring her language and behavior into the workplace. What someone does in their private life is none of an employer’s business. Maybe somebody should beat the shit out of her, but it’s not an employer’s job to police employees’ behavior outside of the workplace.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....d%3D233231