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On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 06:04, Steg Belsky wrote:
> On Dec 4, 2004, at 2:32 AM, Pascal A. Kramm wrote:
> > Many parts of the Old Testament existed already way before the advent
> > of
> > Jesus and stuff, and were only slightly modified for inclusion.
> >
> > The original bible texts were changed uncounted times by whoever was
> > currently in power at the church to express just what what they wanted
> > it to
> > express, going along with intentional misinterpretation.
>
> What's this obsession with the church?  The texts commonly referred to
> as the "Old Testament" had their own milieu, religion, and significance
> before Christianity ever came along.
>
> > Possibly just done to have some fun with the stupid humans.
>
> What, you've never heard of a Trickster Divinity? ;-)

He's usually the most interesting character in the pantheon - what would life
be like without Maui's slowing the sun, or Loki's taking vengeance on that
best-looking Aesir god Baldr, etc. ;)

What would Ursula Le Guin's world be like without Coyote?
>
>
> -Stephen (Steg)
>   "refa'einu..."

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Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?"
You ask, "What is the most important thing?"
Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata."
I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."