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I admit to being confused by Christianity

The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.

it seems like a pyramid scheme based on a philosophy that was fairly progressive 2000 years ago. It has been rendered obsolete by modern scientific understanding largely due to its inability to resolve its inconsistencies through intelligently-applied critical thinking. It now serves as a means of deterring social, scientific, and political advancement for Society, and as a political tool to manipulate the masses

and truthfully, it is a religion which has only ever had one real practitioner. However, it does have billions of other would-be practitioners who fall far, far short of the standard and often miss the point entirely.

"Jesus is my Lord and Savior. And if He were alive today, I would crucify him for the ultra-liberal, socialist, hippie, pansy-pacifist that He is."

wait, wasn't that the same guy that threw the moneylenders out of the Temple? Fucking occupy hippy scum!!!!
 

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I admit to being confused by Christianity

The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.

it seems like a pyramid scheme based on a philosophy that was fairly progressive 2000 years ago. It has been rendered obsolete by modern scientific understanding largely due to its inability to resolve its inconsistencies through intelligently-applied critical thinking. It now serves as a means of deterring social, scientific, and political advancement for Society, and as a political tool to manipulate the masses

and truthfully, it is a religion which has only ever had one real practitioner. However, it does have billions of other would-be practitioners who fall far, far short of the standard and often miss the point entirely.

"Jesus is my Lord and Savior. And if He were alive today, I would crucify him for the ultra-liberal, socialist, hippie, pansy-pacifist that He is."

wait, wasn't that the same guy that threw the moneylenders out of the Temple? Fucking occupy hippy scum!!!!
Concise, coherent and virtually free of irregular capital-isms. :thumbsup:
 

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I admit to being confused by Christianity

The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.

it seems like a pyramid scheme based on a philosophy that was fairly progressive 2000 years ago. It has been rendered obsolete by modern scientific understanding largely due to its inability to resolve its inconsistencies through intelligently-applied critical thinking. It now serves as a means of deterring social, scientific, and political advancement for Society, and as a political tool to manipulate the masses

and truthfully, it is a religion which has only ever had one real practitioner. However, it does have billions of other would-be practitioners who fall far, far short of the standard and often miss the point entirely.

"Jesus is my Lord and Savior. And if He were alive today, I would crucify him for the ultra-liberal, socialist, hippie, pansy-pacifist that He is."

wait, wasn't that the same guy that threw the moneylenders out of the Temple? Fucking occupy hippy scum!!!!
The OP is about the Book's impact on English.
 

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English is a perfect language... everyone should speak it!

Why isn't it mandatory as the language of the EU? You cannot have a united 'nation' without a common language :D
 

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English is a perfect language... everyone should speak it!

Why isn't it mandatory as the language of the EU? You cannot have a united 'nation' without a common language :D
Como? Creo que no, mira las estados unidos, tiene dos lenguas, El primero espanol, y el segundo, Ingles y esta bien aqui

hay caramba
 

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Obey you pieces of shit heathens. Why thou shall doubt thy Lord?
I will rejoice watching you all burn in Hell while spooning with Satan.
 

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I admit to being confused by Christianity

The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.

it seems like a pyramid scheme based on a philosophy that was fairly progressive 2000 years ago. It has been rendered obsolete by modern scientific understanding largely due to its inability to resolve its inconsistencies through intelligently-applied critical thinking. It now serves as a means of deterring social, scientific, and political advancement for Society, and as a political tool to manipulate the masses

and truthfully, it is a religion which has only ever had one real practitioner. However, it does have billions of other would-be practitioners who fall far, far short of the standard and often miss the point entirely.

"Jesus is my Lord and Savior. And if He were alive today, I would crucify him for the ultra-liberal, socialist, hippie, pansy-pacifist that He is."

wait, wasn't that the same guy that threw the moneylenders out of the Temple? Fucking occupy hippy scum!!!!
I always endorsed Bertrand Russell's view that the ultimate outcome of Christ's philosophical positions was Communism, and the ultimate outcome of Darwin's positions was Nazism, a conclusion that leads one to some pretty serious realization about the true nature of the world we live in. Christ was indeed the first communist. There are passages in Luke and Matthew that could have just as well been written by Karl Marx. Paul, who followed him and corrupted his teachings, was the first capitalist, a man who realized the key to power was salesmanship. And that describes the world we live in today.
 

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I admit to being confused by Christianity

The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.

it seems like a pyramid scheme based on a philosophy that was fairly progressive 2000 years ago. It has been rendered obsolete by modern scientific understanding largely due to its inability to resolve its inconsistencies through intelligently-applied critical thinking. It now serves as a means of deterring social, scientific, and political advancement for Society, and as a political tool to manipulate the masses

and truthfully, it is a religion which has only ever had one real practitioner. However, it does have billions of other would-be practitioners who fall far, far short of the standard and often miss the point entirely.

"Jesus is my Lord and Savior. And if He were alive today, I would crucify him for the ultra-liberal, socialist, hippie, pansy-pacifist that He is."

wait, wasn't that the same guy that threw the moneylenders out of the Temple? Fucking occupy hippy scum!!!!
You want ironic? The KJB is quite possibly single-handedly responsible for you being able to voice that sentiment. It may be the greatest act of subversion that has ever happened in the English language. It disseminated knowledge directly into the hands of the people, removing the clergy and nobility from their traditional role as conduit to God. It gave commoners the ability to learn how to read on a wider scale than ever before. When people can read for themselves - and go back and re-read what they've read - they can ask questions. They can doubt. They can make their own minds up about things that they had been spoonfed for 1200 odd years in a language they couldn't understand.

Your opinion is the culmination of 400 years of free thought amongst the common classes, made possible by the KJB being made widely available.
 

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I always endorsed Bertrand Russell's view that the ultimate outcome of Christ's philosophical positions was Communism, and the ultimate outcome of Darwin's positions was Nazism, a conclusion that leads one to some pretty serious realization about the true nature of the world we live in. Christ was indeed the first communist. There are passages in Luke and Matthew that could have just as well been written by Karl Marx. Paul, who followed him and corrupted his teachings, was the first capitalist, a man who realized the key to power was salesmanship. And that describes the world we live in today.
Yup and one of these guys was a bent cop name Judas;
 

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Como? Creo que no, mira las estados unidos, tiene dos lenguas, El primero espanol, y el segundo, Ingles y esta bien aqui

hay caramba
Almost perfect Chinese, it simply needs a lisp when spoken.
 

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English is a perfect language... everyone should speak it!

Why isn't it mandatory as the language of the EU? You cannot have a united 'nation' without a common language :D
Ahem, the most spoken language table;

Pos Language Family Script(s) Used Speakers
(Millions) Where Spoken (Major)
1 Mandarin Sino-Tibetan Chinese Characters 1151 China, Malaysia, Taiwan
2 English Indo-European Latin 1000 USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand
3 Spanish Indo-European Latin 500 Mexico, Central and South America, Spain
4 Hindi Indo-European Devanagari 490 North and Central India
5 Russian Indo-European Cyrillic 277 Russia, Central Asia
6 Arabic Afro-Asiatic Arabic 255 Middle East, Arabia, North Africa
7 Portuguese Indo-European Latin 240 Brazil, Portugal, Southern Africa
8 Bengali Indo-European Bengali 215 Bangladesh, Eastern India
9 French Indo-European Latin 200 France, Canada, West Africa, Central Africa
10 Malay, Indonesian Malayo-Polynesian Latin 175 Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore
11 German Indo-European Latin 166 Germany, Austria, Central Europe
12 Japanese Altaic Chinese Characters and 2 Japanese Alphabets 132 Japan
13 Farsi (Persian) Indo-European Nastaliq 110 Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia
14 Urdu Indo-European Nastaliq 104 Pakistan, India
15 Punjabi Indo-European Gurumukhi 103 Pakistan, India
16 Wu Sino-Tibetan Chinese Characters 90 China
17 Vietnamese Austroasiatic Based on Latin 86 Vietnam, China
18 Javanese Malayo-Polynesian Javanese 85 Indonesia
19 Tamil Dravidian Tamil 78 Southern India, Sri Lanka, Malyasia
20 Korean Altaic Hangul 78 Korean Peninsula
21 Turkish Altaic Latin 75 Turkey, Central Asia
22 Telugu Dravidian Telugu 74 Southern India
23 Marathi Indo-European Devanagari 72 Western India
24 Italian Indo-European Latin 62 Italy, Central Europe
25 Thai Sino-Tibetan Thai 60 Thailand, Laos
26 Burmese Sino-Tibetan Burmese 56 Myanmar
27 Cantonese Sino-Tibetan Chinese Characters 55 Southern China
28 Kannada Dravidian Kannada 47 Southern India
29 Gujarati Indo-European Gujarati 46 Western India, Kenya
30 Polish Indo-European Latin 46 Poland, Central Europe

English = Latin
Spanish = Latin, think about it eh LOL
 

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Most Spoken Languages In The World 2011
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Most Spoken Languages In The World 2011
Language Rank Other estimates


Mandarin 1 1,052 million including second language speakers (Ethnologue, 1999)/ 1,151 million (982 native, 179 second language) /It is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

Spanish 2 417 million including second-language speakers (Ethnologue 1999)./ More than 500 million, as of 2009/ It is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

English 3 508 million including second-language speakers. More than 900 million (as a total of first, second and foreign language spoken according to List of countries by English-speaking population). It is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

Hindi/Urdu 4 487 million (366 million with all varieties of Hindi and Urdu + 120 million as a second language in 1999)/ 484.5 million (258 mill. properly Hindi, 422 million all varieties of Hindi and 51,5 of Urdu according to Indian Census 2001 + 11 million Urdu speakers in 1993 census of Pakistan)/ 552 million currently. 473.5 million of 1,028 million spoken some variety of Hindi or Urdu according to Indian Census (46%). In Pakistan 7.57% speak Urdu. Currently the population of India is 1,173 million and 168 million is currently the population of Pakistan. (294.4 million speak properly Hindi as a first language): 422 million of 1,028 million spoken Hindi according to the 2001 Indian census.

Arabic 5 246 million including second language speakers (Ethnologue, 1999) It is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
*Ethnologue further counts each of sixteen dialects. (144 million speakers in Asia)

Bengali 6 211 million including second language speakers. Official language of Bangladesh (Ethnologue, 1999) and one of the official languages of India for state of West Bengal and Tripura.

Portuguese 7 191 million including second language speakers (Ethnologue, 1999)/ 220 million native, 20 million second language = 240 million total

Russian 8 277 million including second language speakers (Ethnologue, 1999)/ It is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

Japanese 9 130 million native, 2 million second language = 132 million total
 

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You anti-Christian fanatics are so caught-up in hate that you cannot fathom the fact of historical impact of the Bible, especially the KJV. It forms our thoughts and speech. It doesn't matter whether you're a flaming saint or a pontificating cleric or a sanctimonious atheist. If you speak English your mode of thought, your concept of fairness and your manner of speech are living genealogical memes that are impossible to avoid.

It is far, far better to understand the forces that shape us than to dismiss them without though. Or metaphorically, "It is better to light a candle than curse the dark."
 

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Call me anti-intellectual or Ishmael

Not hate...indifference.

That particular work of fiction was also used as an instrument of subjugation and imperialism, but to raise that point would probably be seen as lacking in respect for the lingua anglia so enamored by capital.

NPR had a series on this very topic a few months back. I was surprised to learn of the number of phrases and expressions lifted from the tract. It's a positively dreadful read
 
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