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Thread #165555   Message #3972768
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Jan-19 - 03:56 AM
Thread Name: BS: 12 and a spare, how many can you name?
Subject: RE: BS: 12 and a spare, how many can you name?
Leeneia, o ye of little faith, I think I got all 12, and I typed my list from memory. Once again, Wikipedia confirms my infallibility. Pope, shnope - it's Joe Offer that's infallible. The churchy people wanted to make sure the "other" Judas wasn't mixed up with Iscariot, so they called him Jude Thaddeus, the Patron Saint of Hopeless Cases who earned Danny Thomas and his favorite charity a lot of money.
If you spend 8 years in a seminary, you have to know these things....

Steve Shaw, since I stray far from biblical fundamentalism, I don't particularly care whether the Old and New Testaments and the Church Fathers are historically true. These writings have been held sacred for millennia, and they have inspired a lot of good people (and a lot of not-so-good people). But all in all, they're a good story, a story that a people view as their foundation. And since I'm one of those people, the story is sacred and important to me. Since I'm not a fundamentalist, whether or not it's historically true, is basically irrelevant to me.

But nonetheless, I got the list right.