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Thread #93597 Message #1807972
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
12-Aug-06 - 05:46 AM
Thread Name: What makes a good hymn?
Subject: RE: What makes a good hymn?
Well there you go then Russ....
Impossible questions of Life, the Universe and Everything:
Why do we never see baby pigeons?
What are nipples on men for?
What is folk?
Who put the bomp in the bomp sha-bomp sha-bomp?
What is Theology?
Who is Sylvia and what is she?
Why do birds suddenly appear?
Why hast Thou forsaken me?
Where do you go to, my lovely?
It says in the Bible that man should remain unmarried, but then says he should get married if he can't get through life without being led into sin (although lots of people experience a withdrawal of said 'sin' once they are married).
The Bible, like life, is full of contradictions. So is the Koran and the Book of Mormon. I could find a text that says 'thou shalt not kill' and someone could counter it with one that declares sinners should be put to death in a particularly gruesome and barbaristic way.
It's another of those arguments which no-one can ever win... The Catholic Church and the Fransican movement argued for nearly 30 years over whether Jesus laughed or not!
Besides... none of it matters because Jesus himself put it into 2 sentences. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and body, and love your neighbour as you love yourself.
Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God.