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Museum of the Bible
« on: November 21, 2017, 05:21:25 PM »
I am pleased as punch that there is finally a museum of the bible opening in Washington D.C https://www.museumofthebible.org/

Its not every day you can appreciate cool history/artifacts and have your soul uplifted at the same time!

Would you atheists buy a ticket and go..if only to snicker and sneer at the honest, hardworking families who go there?

Also...since you all are SO smart..what is your favorite book of the bible? Mine is Job..

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Re: Museum of the Bible
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 05:26:23 PM »
Neither, just don't care. Believe and worship how you wish, just keep it out of my life.

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Re: Museum of the Bible
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 05:47:47 PM »
Would I buy a ticket and go to a bible museum? Nope, sounds boring. Only if I was paid. A lot.

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Re: Museum of the Bible
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 06:12:55 PM »
If they have really detailed pictures of all of the violence and nudity you find in the bible I might go,...maybe.

My favorite book is Kings, as it's got some good erotica in it, like "Solomon's Song".

It's an eight-chapter poem, narrated by two lovers. She's dark, young, and foxy. He's strong, sexy, and seductive. The song is a duet actually, with the lovers alternating passages. She starts, and begins with a bang,... "Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine".

Midway through the first chapter, the fellow jumps in to admire her good looks. They trade compliments of the sappy moon,..."Her cheeks are comely....He's a bag of myrrh … between my breasts....Her eyes are doves."
She's very forward, our dusky beauty (Earlier she describes herself as, "dark and swarthy, but beautiful."). Her lover is an apple tree, "and his fruit was sweet to my taste."

Later she's in bed at night, but can't sleep, so she gets up and wanders the city, seeking him out.  She finds him, brings him back to her mom's house, and … well, you'll have to imagine the rest. 8)

He comments on her beauty, "Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle"! (I think he means firm and muscular, jumpy)

He then calls her a "locked garden." So she takes up on this metaphor very enthusiastically!
"Awake, O north wind, and come, O south wind! Blow upon my garden that its fragrance may be wafted abroad. Let my beloved come to his garden, and eat its choicest fruits."
(She's like. Fuck me damnit, fuck me")

Then she describes as he,... "thrust his hand into the opening, and my inmost being yearned for him. I arose to open to my beloved, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, upon the handles of the bolt". (Fucking A!) 8)

It ends with, "Set me as a seal upon your heart."

I don't about you folks, but is it getting hot in here?






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Re: Museum of the Bible
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 06:31:51 PM »
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Would you atheists buy a ticket and go..if only to snicker and sneer at the honest, hardworking families who go there?
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Re: Museum of the Bible
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 06:46:19 PM »
If they have really detailed pictures of all of the violence and nudity you find in the bible I might go,...maybe.

My favorite book is Kings, as it's got some good erotica in it, like "Solomon's Song".

It's an eight-chapter poem, narrated by two lovers. She's dark, young, and foxy. He's strong, sexy, and seductive. The song is a duet actually, with the lovers alternating passages. She starts, and begins with a bang,... "Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine".

Midway through the first chapter, the fellow jumps in to admire her good looks. They trade compliments of the sappy moon,..."Her cheeks are comely....He's a bag of myrrh … between my breasts....Her eyes are doves."
She's very forward, our dusky beauty (Earlier she describes herself as, "dark and swarthy, but beautiful."). Her lover is an apple tree, "and his fruit was sweet to my taste."

Later she's in bed at night, but can't sleep, so she gets up and wanders the city, seeking him out.  She finds him, brings him back to her mom's house, and … well, you'll have to imagine the rest. 8)

He comments on her beauty, "Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle"! (I think he means firm and muscular, jumpy)

He then calls her a "locked garden." So she takes up on this metaphor very enthusiastically!
"Awake, O north wind, and come, O south wind! Blow upon my garden that its fragrance may be wafted abroad. Let my beloved come to his garden, and eat its choicest fruits."
(She's like. Fuck me damnit, fuck me")

Then she describes as he,... "thrust his hand into the opening, and my inmost being yearned for him. I arose to open to my beloved, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, upon the handles of the bolt". (Fucking A!) 8)

It ends with, "Set me as a seal upon your heart."

I don't about you folks, but is it getting hot in here?


Just so Bruno! It is a celebration of the soul's love for God..and the sacrament of marriage!

I like Job because it is so heart wrenching but inspirational. God allows everything Job has to be taken away from him, but still Job praises God and insists on doing the right thing.

I haven't always had it easy, and sometimes Ive had it downright hard. This book gives all sufferers hope that if they just stick with it.. they can achieve joy and happiness.

Also there are fascinating descriptions of nature...about frost,rivers, forests and tempests..very pretty in kind of a stark way.

Also...check out Leviathan and Behemoth! They are mythical monsters of the bible. Not saying they existed literally..just kind of a cool thing to find in a bible book!

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Re: Museum of the Bible
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 07:11:43 PM »
I am pleased as punch that there is finally a museum of the bible opening in Washington D.C https://www.museumofthebible.org/

Its not every day you can appreciate cool history/artifacts and have your soul uplifted at the same time!

Would you atheists buy a ticket and go..if only to snicker and sneer at the honest, hardworking families who go there?

Also...since you all are SO smart..what is your favorite book of the bible? Mine is Job..
I've not really looked into it. However, you may want to do some research before getting all giddy about it. The person who opened it is an evangelical believer, so the exhibits are probably quite biased towards that interpretation of the Bible - an interpretation that is often very different from that of the Catholic church.
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Re: Museum of the Bible
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 07:20:56 PM »
Why would I pay to snicker and sneer at Bible-thumpers? I could do that for free!
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Re: Museum of the Bible
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2017, 07:35:05 PM »
Suppose it's a miserable rainy day and there's nothing to do and nothing decent on the TV.  I'm on my own and bored out of my head.
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No, I still wouldn't go and visit a bible museum. ::)

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Re: Museum of the Bible
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2017, 10:59:01 PM »
Would I buy a ticket and go to a bible museum? Nope, sounds boring. Only if I was paid. A lot.

Just out of curiosity, how much?  I think I would go for $1,000 and ask for lunch to be included as well.
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Re: Museum of the Bible
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2017, 11:07:29 PM »
He comments on her beauty, "Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle"! (I think he means firm and muscular, jumpy)

I've wondered about that one, to my literal mind it suggested a pair of boobies grazing.  Just . . . weird.

I'm more of a NT girl, and have always been fond of the Sermon on the Mount. 

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Would you atheists buy a ticket and go..if only to snicker and sneer at the honest, hardworking families who go there?
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OK...That's it..."Sister!"


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Re: Museum of the Bible
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2017, 05:27:49 AM »
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Would you atheists buy a ticket and go..if only to snicker and sneer at the honest, hardworking families who go there?
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OK...That's it..."Sister!"


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Re: Museum of the Bible
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2017, 06:12:40 AM »
The  Greene family of Hobby Lobby fame is reported to have spent near 500 mil to erect and furnish that museum. It is located near some of the other notable museums in Washington DC. 

The Greene's got into a jam a while back for using shady methods for importing some of the artifacts from the holy land. I can not imagine the expenditure of that magnitude for what I think of as a religious shrine. It works for them. The report is that they have been pretty cool about staffing the place. They are said to have hired people to run the place ; theologists from more than one discipline including Hebrew and Morman. They say that they want everyone to read and learn from the bible....presumably the KJV or similar.

I would  pay a modest amount to explore their facility because they do have thousands of historical artifacts on display. This is not to be a place to offend ones senses such as Ken Hamm's place in the Kentucky sticks. 

My interest in the bible as a historical codex is not very strong.  If I must choose one of the books I will select Genesis because it is so easy to refute as an impossible set of far out myths. It would be humorous if not for the fact that so many people believe it to be true.  I could never get past the puzzle that God forbid partaking of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. My childish mind could not understand why God would not want his first people to understand the difference between good and evil.

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Re: Museum of the Bible
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2017, 08:23:54 AM »
I am pleased as punch that there is finally a museum of the bible opening in Washington D.C https://www.museumofthebible.org/

Its not every day you can appreciate cool history/artifacts and have your soul uplifted at the same time!

Would you atheists buy a ticket and go..if only to snicker and sneer at the honest, hardworking families who go there?

Also...since you all are SO smart..what is your favorite book of the bible? Mine is Job..

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I didn't get too far reading the bible but I got to Job.
The godly man offering his daughter to a rape gang to save some stranger, nice.
God didn't seem to be disproving of homosexuality to me, just rape but perhaps I was giving him the benefit of the doubt.
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Re: Museum of the Bible
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2017, 02:15:24 PM »
Would I buy a ticket and go to a bible museum? Nope, sounds boring. Only if I was paid. A lot.

Just out of curiosity, how much?  I think I would go for $1,000 and ask for lunch to be included as well.
I'd go for two hours for $1000 and a free lunch. Less than that and things start going from blurry to no.

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