I would only say that I wouldn't change anything any more than is now being done except I confess that I would emphasize Christian religion over the other ones...even though students should be exposed to what the other ones believe.
If your religion is a "true" religion, and the other religions aren't, why should it require an advantage in emphasis over the others? Surely you believe that it has an inate advantage anyway.
I don't even care to address the question of where it came from but when the flood waters receded, where did they go?
The only theory that matches the evidence is that the waters came from one person's imagination, and went into the imaginations of hundreds of millions of others, where it remains, drowning out reason, and swamping intelligent thought.
This also explains, in passing, why young earth creationists behave as if they have water on the brain, a condition that can lead to serious mental disabilities, including the constant repetition of the phrase "lots of water did it" when explaining just about every geological phenomenon on earth, not to mention all the fossils.
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Note my early interest in theories of the imagination.
*Actually, that's commendable, all things considered.
OK, I have been back to EVC for only a few hours and already I'm finding myself needing to call out the sexist language. dick/prick = jerk, or forceful
pussy = weak/cowardly
Any heterosexual man who uses pussy as a synonym for "weak" or "cowardly" clearly has no familiarity with the things.
A very forceful post, nator, and well laced with ignorance. Pussy is, I think, mainly an Americanism for vagina, although we do now sometimes use it here. The "scaredy cat" you might know from the 1940s cartoon, and the cowardly lion from The Wizard of Oz, but the association of the cat with its tail between its legs with cowardice goes back much further than that.
The cowardly lion, or lion couard may well have arrived on this island with the Normans. It's a well known symbol in heraldry.
"Scaredy cat" commonly, and "soft pussy" occasionally are expressions I remember from my 1960s London childhood. I probably wouldn't have known the American use of pussy for vagina at that time.
I called straggler a pussy first on this thread. If I wanted to call him a slang name for the vagina in English English, I'd have called him a "cunt", which isn't associated with cowardice, but is widely considered to be both crude and sexist here because it's used to describe someone bad or nasty, and why give such an association to the vagina?
I didn't (and wouldn't) call him a cunt.
If you're going to admonish people on the board, try not to do so from a position of ignorance.
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Frightened cats don't put their tails between their legs; dogs do.
I know. But that's far from being the only lack of realism in heraldry.
I suppose the likely direct source for "scaredy cats" is just our experience of our own domesticated species, simply because they're small mammals, and if we do want to shoo feral cats or the neighbours' cats from our gardens, they run.
Lots of human expressions don't really make much sense, including our genital based swear words.
If you want to have a go from a feminist point of view at expressions used here on EvC, "grow a pair" seems to be cropping up fairly regularly.
As the implication is that people who don't have a "pair" are feeble wimps, that might be a very reasonable target.
I'll now have to apologise to that soft pussycat, Straggler, for being way off topic on his thread.
Do you have an interesting first suspension back in the dark ages that you can pull up?