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    siegel and shuster's greatest invention was not superman, but clark kent.

    it was not superman's awesomeness that made him special, it was the fact that it's tethered to the mundane and everyday.

    there's been loads and loads of stuff about people chatting by a well and how many shekkels everything costs and how much it all ways. it's all bogged down in the everyday. but that's maybe why it's remarkable. if it was all just floods and angels nobody would give a shit. it needs this stuff to become pertinent.

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    Two nations are in thy womb

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    I normally can't stand Jack Black but I like that scene... rest of the film is worse.

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    repetition is central to the bibles rhetorical style. mantra like. rituals rely on repetition. dance music. it's very much evoking appealing to that cognitive space.

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    I really like all the sentences beginning "And..."

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    and so it came to...

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    my mum used to tell these very, very, very longwinded bedtime stories that repeated on and on and on and on in an ever so gentle and soft and tender and warm and nurturing tone of voice in an effort to make us fall a sleep out of sort-of-boredom. asmr.

    it taps into that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    I really like all the sentences beginning "And..."
    the capitalised A looks like an arrow pointing to heaven

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    "God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Issac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, the Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadmanbarty View Post
    repetition is central to the bibles rhetorical style. mantra like. rituals rely on repetition. dance music. it's very much evoking appealing to that cognitive space.
    I could wiki this I suppose but

    Was the Bible written for recitation? (ala. The Iliad)

    Must have been, right, given that most people couldn't read it at one point.
    Αι ψυχαί οσμώνται καθ΄ Άιδην.

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    If that's true then it means they wanted lots or as many people on board as possible, no? Why then make it so cryptic? Was this to weed out the dunces? Jesus loves you as long as you're not thick? Maybe. Or it could have been rewritten at some point to twist it more in the direction of a tool for control. Less likely but possible. Conspiracy aside It seems to me that most of this shit is fairly simple in the end, and has been made unnecessarily convoluted. But then I haven't read it so I guess that makes me one of the dunces *shrug*
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    Coptic in what sense? It says bless the lads and it means bless the lads. It's the most plain spoken book there is. Well there are some ambiguities but you'd expect that in a book which is 10million years old

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    Cryptic but Coptic is a good typo I'll leave it

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    It's probably just my laziness wrt trying to figure out the language style. Ignore.
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