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“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#66175 Jan 19, 2014
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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Those couple of quotes of Devarim,(one of the Moses' books) from the link talks about the end of the days rather than the jewish concept of Messiah that you were referring to.
In Jewish theology its the same process. Thats what I said before.

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#66176 Jan 19, 2014
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The zucchetto began existence as the Greek pilos and is a descendant of the beret (which itself was originally a large zucchetto). It was adopted circa the Early Middle Ages, if not earlier, to keep clerics' tonsured [shaved] heads warm. Its name derives from its resemblance to half a pumpkin. Its appearance is almost identical to the Jewish kippah (yarmulke), though its significance is quite different.[3][4]
The zucchetto (/ts&#650;&#712;k& #603;to&#650;/; Italian pronunciation:[t&#865;suk &#712;ketto];[1] Italian: "small gourd", from zucca, "pumpkin",[note 1] figuratively referred to the human head[2]) is a small, hemispherical, form-fitting ecclesiastical skullcap worn by clerics of various Catholic Church rites and used by the higher clergy in Anglicanism as well as in the Eastern Orthodox Church tradition. The plural is zucchetti; it is also known by the names pilus, pilos, pileus, pileolus (pileolo), subbiretum, submitrale, soli deo ("solideo"), berettino, calotte ("calotta").[3]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zucchetto
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So originally worn to keep their bald heads warm.
I wear a hat when I haven't had a shower and my hair
is messed up.
If the Catholics want to wear a gourd on their head, who am I to make fun of them?

Though I suspect a streimel would be more snazzy

https://www.google.com/search...

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#66177 Jan 19, 2014
former res wrote:
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I'm glad it was you rather than me to draw the parallel between religion and comic books.
If I had said it, it might have come off as condescending.
Some might mention fairly tales in the same vein.
All due respect of course.
You do realize that many of the early Comic books were created by young Jews who stumbled into the fact that pop culture offered a decent market for an adaption of their traditional lore and themes. Sci-Fi as well.

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#66178 Jan 19, 2014
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The science deniers will love this one......"So you mean it's cold because it's getting warmer???" Evidently, yes. Though they say the cause is still up for discussion.
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The cold experienced in early January was actually a result of the polar vortex weakening, becoming warmer and therefore releasing its powerful chill beyond its normal reach through the northern climes, NOAA says.
Weather experts at NOAA said the intense cold air the U.S. has experienced is in fact a result of a warming world and increasing climate variability. While researchers cannot yet determine whether the fluctuations are a result of natural patterns or environmental effects, meteorologists can predict that parts of the U.S. will see freezing weather again in the coming days as a result of a polar vortex breakdown.
The first stops for the next wave of cold air are the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region on Sunday, according to Weather.com . The Northern Plains to the Upper Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and Northeast will get hit by the blast on Tuesday into Thursday.
Temperatures will hover in the single digits and teens in these areas, which are 10 to 25 degrees below average for this already-chilly time of year.
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/18/22...
A lot of that can be explained by the notion that "global warming" is kind of a misnomer. Its "climate change", and the basic idea is that much of the world will be subject to a higher frequency of temp extremes and larger magnitude storm events (along with the higher AVERAGE temperatures).

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#66179 Jan 19, 2014
former res wrote:
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Why would a non-believer frequent this forum?
:))
Benghazi!!!
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#66180 Jan 19, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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If the Catholics want to wear a gourd on their head, who am I to make fun of them?
Though I suspect a streimel would be more snazzy
https://www.google.com/search...
Yikes! Now that's a hat.

I prefer one of my baseball caps.

Usually the Ocracoke (NC) one or the Martha's Vineyard one I got this summer. Guess I like islands.
former res

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#66181 Jan 19, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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You do realize that many of the early Comic books were created by young Jews who stumbled into the fact that pop culture offered a decent market for an adaption of their traditional lore and themes. Sci-Fi as well.
Absolutely.

And I don't think it matters much which came first. Do you?

Much easier to share a message if you can entertain the folks at the same time.

Which goes back to my original point.

“Act Interdimensional ly”

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#66182 Jan 19, 2014
former res wrote:
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I'm glad it was you rather than me to draw the parallel between religion and comic books.
If I had said it, it might have come off as condescending.
Some might mention fairly tales in the same vein.
All due respect of course.
Comic books allow us to (frequently) speculate into theological and philosophical issues without offending anyone's religious sensibilities. I'm not the first to draw parallels between Suiperman and The Jewish Messiah.

It's no coincidence that many of the great comic artists and writers (including the creators of Superman) were Jewish.

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#66184 Jan 19, 2014
former res wrote:
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Absolutely.
And I don't think it matters much which came first. Do you?
Much easier to share a message if you can entertain the folks at the same time.
Which goes back to my original point.
Myth is myth, regardless of its trappings, and being myth doesnt detract from its value. Myth provides a structure to derive deeper layers of meanings.

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#66185 Jan 19, 2014
Rick Moss wrote:
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Comic books allow us to (frequently) speculate into theological and philosophical issues without offending anyone's religious sensibilities. I'm not the first to draw parallels between Suiperman and The Jewish Messiah.
It's no coincidence that many of the great comic artists and writers (including the creators of Superman) were Jewish.
What comes to mind is the incantation "Abra Cadbabra", a totally "nonoffensive" declaration of magic.

Which, unknown to most, is just Hebrew for "I create as I speak", in most likelihood derived directly from Kaballa (Jewish mysticism), and undoubtably shared by many other world mysticisms as well.

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#66186 Jan 19, 2014
former res wrote:
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Yikes! Now that's a hat.
I prefer one of my baseball caps.
Usually the Ocracoke (NC) one or the Martha's Vineyard one I got this summer. Guess I like islands.
http://www.mywesternwall.net/2013/05/06/the-s...

The Shtreimel Where is it From? Poles or Mongols?

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#66187 Jan 19, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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What comes to mind is the incantation "Abra Cadbabra", a totally "nonoffensive" declaration of magic.
Which, unknown to most, is just Hebrew for "I create as I speak", in most likelihood derived directly from Kaballa (Jewish mysticism), and undoubtably shared by many other world mysticisms as well.
Is it surprising that so many non-Jews attribute magical powers to the Jews? They've been trying to wipe us out for millennia and we're still here, bigger than ever. The Penn and Teller of ethnic groups.

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#66188 Jan 19, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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http://www.mywesternwall.net/2013/05/06/the-s...
The Shtreimel Where is it From? Poles or Mongols?
I'm sorry, but there is now and will always be only ONE cool hat for the remainder of time.

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt303/xara...

"A man walks down the street in that hat, people know he's not afraid of anything"

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#66189 Jan 19, 2014
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I'm sorry, but there is now and will always be only ONE cool hat for the remainder of time.
http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt303/xara...
"A man walks down the street in that hat, people know he's not afraid of anything"
Beg to disagree

http://philippi-collection.blogspot.com/2013/...

Ironically, this was posted as an example of the hat Jews were forced to wear in Medieval Europe. But in todays times, it rules!

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#66190 Jan 19, 2014
Scroll down to the German picture.

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#66191 Jan 19, 2014
Rick Moss wrote:
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Is it surprising that so many non-Jews attribute magical powers to the Jews? They've been trying to wipe us out for millennia and we're still here, bigger than ever. The Penn and Teller of ethnic groups.
We did create the Golum, you know, later readjusted to be Frankenstein (among other monsters)
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#66192 Jan 19, 2014
Rick Moss wrote:
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Comic books allow us to (frequently) speculate into theological and philosophical issues without offending anyone's religious sensibilities. I'm not the first to draw parallels between Suiperman and The Jewish Messiah.
It's no coincidence that many of the great comic artists and writers (including the creators of Superman) were Jewish.
Agreed. And concept of the Christ Figure is well known in literature, stage and film::

A Christ figure, also known as a Christ-Image is a literary technique that the author uses to draw allusions between their characters and the biblical Jesus Christ. More loosely, the Christ Figure is a spiritual or prophetic character who parallels Jesus, or other spiritual or prophetic figures.

Christ figure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_figure

[There's a very long list of examples from various medium in the article]
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#66193 Jan 19, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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Myth is myth, regardless of its trappings, and being myth doesnt detract from its value. Myth provides a structure to derive deeper layers of meanings.
As does good literature, a good movie and so on.

Many positive messages in the good book. And told through meaningful stories.

Why one book inspires a religion and another doesn't is perhaps debatable.

Joseph Smith and those before him were able to inspire movements.

A guy from NY state went out west and was able to start his own religion.

But maybe some folks felt that way 2000 years ago or 6000 years ago.

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#66194 Jan 19, 2014
former res wrote:
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As does good literature, a good movie and so on.
Many positive messages in the good book. And told through meaningful stories.
Why one book inspires a religion and another doesn't is perhaps debatable.
Joseph Smith and those before him were able to inspire movements.
A guy from NY state went out west and was able to start his own religion.
But maybe some folks felt that way 2000 years ago or 6000 years ago.
On a related subject, what are your thoughts about the mess that Chris Christie ( a double Christ!) finds himself in?

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#66195 Jan 19, 2014
Cult of Reason wrote:
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From what I understand, the position of high priest was/is very lucrative.
rabbee: yes and sadly, we only have obama.

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