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Christian women; submit to your owl husbands!
« on: October 21, 2015, 08:30:34 PM »
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A damaged piece of type in a 1944 edition of the King James version changed the depressing commandment “Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands” to the far more exciting “in the same way submit yourselves to your owl husbands”, raising the prospect of a whole new world of ornithological encounters.

Well it amused me.  :o
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2015, 09:53:18 PM »
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A damaged piece of type in a 1944 edition of the King James version changed the depressing commandment “Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands” to the far more exciting “in the same way submit yourselves to your owl husbands”, raising the prospect of a whole new world of ornithological encounters.

Well it amused me.  :o

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2015, 07:16:38 AM »
And on the day Owlswing returns too...

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2015, 09:14:23 AM »
And on the day Owlswing returns too...
I do wish he/she would change that name or at least put an apostrophe in there before the "s". I can't get the picture of someone swinging an owl around out of my head.

The OP goes well with "Thou shalt commit adultery" as well. See http://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/400-year-old-Bible-encouraging-adultery-set-to-sell-for-15-000. I realise that this is in the OP, but if anyone has £15,000 spare...
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2015, 09:32:31 AM »
And on the day Owlswing returns too...
I do wish he/she would change that name or at least put an apostrophe in there before the "s". I can't get the picture of someone swinging an owl around out of my head.

The OP goes well with "Thou shalt commit adultery" as well. See http://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/400-year-old-Bible-encouraging-adultery-set-to-sell-for-15-000. I realise that this is in the OP, but if anyone has £15,000 spare...

I dunno

It would make a good Avatar

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OK, that's better. At least I can fix that in my brain rather than some madman holding an owl by its feet and swinging it around his head.
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2015, 10:30:32 AM »
We don't expect or need apostrophes in names.

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2015, 01:55:38 PM »
If my husband expected me to submit to him, he would be hanging by his dangly bits from the nearest steeple! ;D
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2015, 02:50:25 PM »
If my husband expected me to submit to him, he would be hanging by his dangly bits from the nearest steeple! ;D
I suppose it would depend on what the English word meant when it was first used to translate the original wording.  Do we even know whether the original means what 'submit' means today? 
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2015, 03:02:45 PM »
If my husband expected me to submit to him, he would be hanging by his dangly bits from the nearest steeple! ;D
I suppose it would depend on what the English word meant when it was first used to translate the original wording.  Do we even know whether the original means what 'submit' means today?

Well then. If "sub" means under and "mit" has any relation to the French mettre, then it means to be placed under - I suppose that means only using the missionary position.
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2015, 03:06:23 PM »
There are Christians who believe just that.

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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2015, 03:13:43 PM »
Well then. If "sub" means under and "mit" has any relation to the French mettre, then it means to be placed under - I suppose that means only using the missionary position.
S, I see that you stop with a word that is already translated from a different language.  Rather like one of Bart Ehrman's "many mistakes and changes that can be found throughout the Bible" -
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2015, 03:14:52 PM »
There are Christians who believe just that.
And there are non-Christians who believe just that, Rhi.  Even ones who have never come into contact with Christianity.
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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2015, 03:16:15 PM »
Assuming that's true, they don't believe it solely because of a Bible quote.

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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2015, 04:11:20 PM »
There are Christians who believe just that.

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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2015, 04:20:22 PM »
If my husband expected me to submit to him, he would be hanging by his dangly bits from the nearest steeple! ;D
I suppose it would depend on what the English word meant when it was first used to translate the original wording.  Do we even know whether the original means what 'submit' means today?

That might be an interesting thing to know, but religion is what people do - it's far more telling what people believe it means now. If there is a significant difference, it would be another vote in support of updating the translations for modern readers.

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« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2015, 04:26:29 PM »
If my husband expected me to submit to him, he would be hanging by his dangly bits from the nearest steeple! ;D
I suppose it would depend on what the English word meant when it was first used to translate the original wording.  Do we even know whether the original means what 'submit' means today?

That might be an interesting thing to know, but religion is what people do - it's far more telling what people believe it means now. If there is a significant difference, it would be another vote in support of updating the translations for modern readers.

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You are right, whatever the original meaning was. It is mindboggling to think that even in the 21st century there are those who think the guy should be head of the family and the females should kow tow to them! :o
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« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2015, 10:29:04 AM »
It is mindboggling to think that even in the 21st century there are those who think the guy should be head of the family and the females should kow tow to them! :o
Its also mindboggling to think that, even in the 21st century, there are those who believe that men and women can survive independently of each other.
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« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2015, 10:32:37 AM »
It is mindboggling to think that even in the 21st century there are those who think the guy should be head of the family and the females should kow tow to them! :o
Its also mindboggling to think that, even in the 21st century, there are those who believe that men and women can survive independently of each other.

And did I say they could? However, it must be a partnership of equals, there is little that women can't do that the male of the species can, and visa versa, apart from getting pregnant of course. But you never know in the future males might even achieve that feat of nature too. ;D
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