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Space topic, and news... Super moon Mar 19th
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Did you know Unicorns are mentioned in the bible about 10 times?



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PostPosted: Thu 09 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

Kava wrote:
Did you know Unicorns are mentioned in the bible about 10 times?


But I also believe that 'stories' are made up in the bible to draw more people in, but in the end they are just trying to put a simple message across.


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PostPosted: Thu 09 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

Kava wrote:
Did you know Unicorns are mentioned in the bible about 10 times?

Did you know god is mentioned in the bible about 9000 times?
That does not make him true.



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PostPosted: Thu 09 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

So you believe in magic...
I do, too. The point is, I have no valid reason for believing. I just can't help it. I don't even know WHAT this magic is.
Does this make me a mad person ?


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PostPosted: Thu 09 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

Kava wrote:
Did you know Unicorns are mentioned in the bible about 10 times?

It's very unlikely that the Bible is referring to a magical horse with one horn. There are a few possible explantions, two of which seem most likely to me.

One, a now extic species of rhino-like creatures called the Elasmotherium. It is thought they died out in prehistoric times, but there are many legends and eye witness accounts as late as the middle ages. They had longer legs, like that of a horse, and they most likely galloped like a horse. They were fast and strong, and the Bible normally references to show how such a strong creature pales in comparison to God.



Another thing to keep in mind is translation. The Hebrew word re'em was translated as Unicron in teh King James Version (i.e. thee, thou, hath, shalt and other now defunct vernacular), but more modern translations show it to mean Wild Ox. Not so magical...

From this point of view, they could have been talking about the Auroch, which had much larger horns than a regular ox and were used for battle by the Assyrians (who were the greatest threat the the Hebrews through a good chunk of the Old Testament). Some people have also claimed the could be the Arabian Oryx, though that doesn't seem to be as likely to me since these animals aren't as strong like most scripture implies.

There's your history/linguistics lesson for the day



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PostPosted: Sat 11 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

Kava wrote:
Did you know Unicorns are mentioned in the bible about 10 times?

Not so strange if you think about it actually. I have always wondered how much of the bible is actually supposed to be held for true, and how much is just stories to give an example and win the reader over to christianity. What if the original writer intended it as a fairytale book; you read it to children and they learn a value from each story, for example 'don't judge by looks' or 'do everything your parents say'. Then the purpose of the bible was still to learn people to believe in god but you should know that the creation story and the splitting of the red sea were just bollocks, which would have saved a lot of death and misery in the middle ages...
But then all of a sudden people started taking everything in the book for true and declared it sacred, and the writer facepalmed himself going 'oh no what have I done' (a scene fitting for Life of Brian I'd say... which says something about the stupidity of the early christians and the brilliance of Monty Python... If I'd be correct that is).

Anyway I often use unicorns as an example when asked about my religious views. I say; You can't prove god does not exist, but also can't prove that god does not exist. You can't prove unicorns exist, you also can't prove unicorns don't exist, do you believe in them? What this all comes down to is that true faith, is the freedom to choose truth. So it can't be tought by parents; you have to decide on that for yourself, and what you choose to believe is your truth. Which makes it perfectly fine to believe in unicorns, and so it doesn't do any damage to the credibility of the bible...

Yeah I think I might have sidetracked a little bit there... nevermind...


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

Rhewin wrote:
Kava wrote:
Did you know Unicorns are mentioned in the bible about 10 times?

It's very unlikely that the Bible is referring to a magical horse with one horn. There are a few possible explantions, two of which seem most likely to me.

One, a now extic species of rhino-like creatures called the Elasmotherium. It is thought they died out in prehistoric times, but there are many legends and eye witness accounts as late as the middle ages. They had longer legs, like that of a horse, and they most likely galloped like a horse. They were fast and strong, and the Bible normally references to show how such a strong creature pales in comparison to God.



Another thing to keep in mind is translation. The Hebrew word re'em was translated as Unicron in teh King James Version (i.e. thee, thou, hath, shalt and other now defunct vernacular), but more modern translations show it to mean Wild Ox. Not so magical...

From this point of view, they could have been talking about the Auroch, which had much larger horns than a regular ox and were used for battle by the Assyrians (who were the greatest threat the the Hebrews through a good chunk of the Old Testament). Some people have also claimed the could be the Arabian Oryx, though that doesn't seem to be as likely to me since these animals aren't as strong like most scripture implies.

There's your history/linguistics lesson for the day


Yea I think the Unicorn they refere to is the picture above. Then again its hard to tell.


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Dec, 2010  Reply with quote

:D are we discussing existing here on earth in a physical way , because we can see anything we imagine and the imagination has a land called lucid dreaming

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it is very probably that such a thing existed in some way at some time, time is far beyond our ability to measure and look into , through the intellect and studying, sciences,

this is only one planet, we cannot even see the whole universe from this planet and its instruments, and we cannot go to planets, to find a planet with a unicorn ?

well, it is a fun mind, and imagining fun things is fun


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PostPosted: Sun 20 Mar, 2011  Reply with quote

Tonight the moon will be closest to earth then it has been in 19 years. It will apear 10 percent bigger, and be 30 percent brighter. So we may have some intersting dreams tonight.

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Mar, 2011  Reply with quote

Kava wrote:
Tonight the moon will be closest to earth then it has been in 19 years. It will apear 10 percent bigger, and be 30 percent brighter. So we may have some intersting dreams tonight.

Just spent some time looking at it... Really pretty!



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PostPosted: Sun 20 Mar, 2011  Reply with quote

I saw the moon yesterday but didnt think about this, it was very cloudy anyway rolleyes the only thing to mention is that the moonlight was very bright yes


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