Kenneth Schneider (sk@RPCI.DEMON.CO.UK)
Wed, 10 May 1995 16:00:53 GMT
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-> If you really think about it then you would realize that the use of the
-> English word "god" is no more correct than any other word since the origina
-> Old Testament was written in Hebrew. No matter how hard you look in the
-> Torah, you will not find the English letters G or O or D. Thus if you fee
-> so strongly that there is only one correct word for god, then maybe you
-> should start using the Hebrew word for "god" in your oath since it came lon
-> before the English word. (And, before you start trying to use the New
-> Testament in your argument, remember, the first version of that was also no
-> written in english.)
This reminds me of the [TRUE] story from a few years back when the
"conservatives" were trying to force through a law in California
naming English as the official state language -- a thinly veiled
grassroots effort to disenfranchise the growing immigrant population.
A preacher full of vigour and the righteousness of the Almighty, who
happened to be a spearhead for this movement, rose up before his
congregation and the press to make the following resounding statement:
"If _God_ had intended people to share in _His_ wisdom through other
languages, _He_ wouldn't have written the _Bible_ in English!"
-> Think about it. Is it the "word" pronounced that is important, or the
-> thought and the feeling in your heart?
Well... the "Word", of course!
Best Regards: Ken Schneider (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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