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Ancient, Biblical origins of the terms "Right" and "Left" in Describing One's Political Leanings

Ken 2012/05/08 20:11:07
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It is truly amazing how accurate the Old Testament is in its many sayings. How the writers were able to predict today's politics, over three-thousand years ago, is a true mystery, but here it is, in black and white:

"A
wise man's mind tends toward the right hand, a fool's toward the
left."

Ecclesiastes 10.2, Hebrew-English Tanakh (Old Testament)

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  • ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2012/05/13 02:10:50
    No way! (Please explain yourself - politely!)
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    Abortion is not murder. A fetus is not considered a human life.
    If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life. -- Exodus 21:22-23

    The Bible places no value on fetuses or infants less than one month old.
    And if it be from a month old even unto five years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy estimation shall be three shekels of silver. -- Leviticus 27:6

    Fetuses and infants less than one month old are not considered persons.
    Number the children of Levi after the house of their fathers, by their families: every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them. And Moses numbered them according to the word of the LORD. -- Numbers 3:15-16

    God sometimes approves of killing fetuses.
    And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive? ... Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. -- Numbers 31:15-17
    (Some of the non-virgin women must have been pregnant. They would have been killed along with their unborn fetuses.)
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/05/13 02:11:23
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    Numbers 5:11-21 The description of a bizarre, brutal and abusive ritual to be performed on a wife SUSPECTED of adultery. This is considered to be an induced abortion to rid a woman of another man’s child.

    Numbers 31:17 (Moses) “Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every women that hath known man by lying with him.” In other words: women that might be pregnant, which clearly is abortion for the fetus.

    Hosea 13:16 God promises to dash to pieces the infants of Samaria and the “their women with child shall be ripped up”. Once again this god kills the unborn, including their pregnant mothers.

    2 Kings 15:16 God allows the pregnant women of Tappuah (aka Tiphsah) to be “ripped open”. And the Christians have the audacity to say god is pro-life. How and the hell is it that Christians can read passages where God allows pregnant women to be murdered, yet still claim abortion is wrong?
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/05/13 02:11:33
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    1 Samuel 15:3 God commands the death of helpless "suckling" infants. This literally means that the children god killed were still nursing.

    Psalms 135:8 & 136:10 Here god is praised for slaughtering little babies.

    Psalms 137:9 Here god commands that infants should be “dashed upon the rocks”.
  • Ken ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/05/13 17:24:46
    Ken
    More talk from a fool!
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/05/13 02:11:46
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    It is Romans 13: 1-7

    “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which god has established. The authorities that exist have been established by god. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what god has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he shall commend you. For he is god’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is god’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. There fore it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.

    This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are god’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes, if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”

    Clearly it is the job of Christians to obey the laws, and the laws of this country clearly state that abortion is legal. So too should Christians respect and honor that law. God commands them to NOT disobey, which entails attempting to get the law overturned. If god wanted abortion to be illegal he wouldn’t have appointed authorities to make it legal.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/05/13 02:12:15
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    AND YOUR SUPPOSE TO READ NEW TESTAMENT NOT OLD THATS WHY YOUR CHRISTIANS YOU FOLLOW NEW TESTAMENT NOT THE OLD THE OLD TESTAMENT IS FOR THE JEWS AND MUSLIMS
  • Ken ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/05/13 17:23:52
    Ken
    What does that have to do with a fool's head tending toward the left?
  • The Black Dagger 2012/05/09 14:30:05
    Amen to that!
    The Black Dagger
    +1
    Well not a big believer, but I always liked to use a reference about the chosen types being at the "Right" hand of god and the goat types being at the left where they can mostly be ignored and laughed at.
  • Ken The Bla... 2012/05/09 17:55:15
    Ken
    +1
    Believer or not, there's a lot of wisdom in that 3,000 year-old tome, the Old Testament.
  • Michael=Constitution & Liberty 2012/05/09 06:01:30
    Amen to that!
    Michael=Constitution & Liberty
    +1
    cheer's ;)
  • Mr.Reasonable 2012/05/09 05:48:06
    Amen to that!
    Mr.Reasonable
    +2
    Nuff said.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/05/08 21:06:17
    Amen to that!
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +4
    There you go.
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/05/08 20:29:25
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    Ron in Oregon
    Considering the fact that the left side of your brain controls the right side of your body and
    the right side controls the left side.
  • Ken Ron in ... 2012/05/08 22:08:09
    Ken
    +3
    We're talking about the "mind", not the brain, there is a difference.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/245...
    http://brainwizard.wordpress....
    http://controlmind.info/human...
  • Ron in ... Ken 2012/05/09 21:20:17
    Ron in Oregon
    Brain = mind
  • Ken Ron in ... 2012/05/09 23:31:05 (edited)
    Ken
    It isn't that simple according to scientists who have studied the issue. If it were, everyone with an IQ of 120 would be the same - they aren't.

    I gave you some evidence supporting my position - care to do the same?
  • SK-pro scramnesty 2012/05/08 20:16:08
    Amen to that!
    SK-pro scramnesty
    +3
    Funny AND true!

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