- Jul 24, 2010
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Ecclesiastes is great.DavidH said:Dude. Really. The city of Augsburg in the Middle Ages declared the selling of bad beer as a crime against Christian love. This rendition of Psalm 1 is marginally worse. And it requires a beer to recover from.orthonorm said:Hiwot said:LOL!!! I am still recovering from Psalm 1 of The Message, actually I do not think I will ever recover from that trauma.DavidH said:"The Message"- SERIOUSLY?- now we are at odds again! That paraphrase makes my eyes and ears bleed! I can't believe someone actually quoted The Message on me! That's worse than your servile adherence to the secularist creation myth from the Book of Darwin, geez!orthonorm said:I know your point and it is well taken in its charity. I just like to get The Message translation out there whenever I can.DavidH said:orthonorm said:
What translation is that, Norm?
I was looking at the RSV-CE2 "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."
Since we have been at odds tonight and we are both Orthodox I am just considering it as brothers arguing- so what?- that's what brothers do.
Although this is not one of its finer moments (it is often more humorous or insightful or both).EDIT: Dying here.Psalm 1
How well God must like you— you don't hang out at Sin Saloon, you don't slink along Dead-End Road,
you don't go to Smart-Mouth College.
2-3 Instead you thrill to God's Word,
you chew on Scripture day and night.
You're a tree replanted in Eden,
bearing fresh fruit every month,
Never dropping a leaf,
always in blossom.
4-5 You're not at all like the wicked,
who are mere windblown dust—
Without defense in court,
unfit company for innocent people.
6 God charts the road you take.
The road they take is Skid Row.
A fellow board member once said:
"The Message succeeds in making Ecclesiastes even more depressing."