On Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:00:11 -0500, Lynn McGuire
Post by Lynn McGuire Post by Dorothy J Heydt Post by David Johnston Post by Lynn McGuire Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
Can books make a difference to your behaviour? Of course they can.
Whether consciously or subconsciously. Have you ever tried to emulate
the actions of the protagonist?
Life inspires books. Books inspire life. That is why writers create
characters who are moral role models.
But in the end, each individual makes his own choice.
I rigged a situation so a guy would die so I could get it on with his
wife. Then I drowned a bunch of people because they were annoying.
That's because I deeply believe in the Bible's value in providing role
Hey, thereâ€™s more incest in the Bible than in Game of Thrones.
Well, when you start with *two* humans, one of whom is a clone of
the other with one chromosome changed.....
And who did their kids marry XXXXX shack up with ?
Of course, that first person probably had perfect DNA, no bad stuff.
Friend of mine was a biblical scholar. His area of interest was the
first books of Genesis. He'd take a word, in Hebrew, and use his
computer to find everywhere else in the Bible that word appeared and
how it was used.
One of the things he got out of it was that there was more than one
word in Hebrew that referred to people. Adam and Eve were one kind of
people, the rest of us were another kind. What made one kind
different from another wasn't clear, but Adam and Eve were the first
of this new kind of person, not the first people of any kind. At
least that was his take on it after digging into it for 20 years or
Note--he told me this a long time ago, my memory is shot, and he is
dead, so I can't provide details.