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12 September 2012 21:15
 

It’s not unusual to see public citations of Biblical verses in the USA, and today I found two on wrappers for a regional burger chain called In-N-Out Burger.  So I looked them up.

Proverbs 24:16: for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.

Nahum 1:7:  The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.  He cares for those who trust in him,

This doesn’t really bother me much, after all freedom of religion is a cornerstone of America and the citations are from a private company and they may put all the Bible citations they want on their products.  Also, the verses are benign, standard issue Christianity, but it makes me wonder how Fox News would react if the burger joint cited Koranic verses?

 
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Skipshot - 12 September 2012 07:15 PM

It’s not unusual to see public citations of Biblical verses in the USA, and today I found two on wrappers for a regional burger chain called In-N-Out Burger.  So I looked them up.

Proverbs 24:16: for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.

Nahum 1:7:  The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.  He cares for those who trust in him,

This doesn’t really bother me much, after all freedom of religion is a cornerstone of America and the citations are from a private company and they may put all the Bible citations they want on their products.  Also, the verses are benign, standard issue Christianity, but it makes me wonder how Fox News would react if the burger joint cited Koranic verses?

Well, it’s pretty safe to say that the burger joint won’t be quoting Hindu verses.  And the hot dog stand down the road will probably stay away from the Koran.  I’m sure there are some Koran citations going on in Dearborn, Michigan.  Lookie here:  http://www.shiatv.net/view_video.php?viewkey=870bdb384e1de45e4c8e

 
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12 September 2012 22:06
 

I really wish they would; maybe a falafel take-out restaurant?  I mean, Chipotle puts all kinds of stuff on their bags and cups.  I seldom eat fast food, so I don’t know what’s out there.

Did you see the latest Chipotle bag with the pseudo-Latin?

http://designenvy.aiga.org/the-chipotle-lorem-ipsum-bag/

It is a derivative of Cicero’s words from “The Extremes of Good and Evil.”

 
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13 September 2012 04:06
 
Ecurb Noselrub - 12 September 2012 08:03 PM

I’m sure there are some Koran citations going on in Dearborn, Michigan.  Lookie here:  http://www.shiatv.net/view_video.php?viewkey=870bdb384e1de45e4c8e

I can almost smell those Tuareg camp fires…

 
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17 September 2012 03:35
 

I find many parts of the bible lovely and uplifting. Just not exceptional.

 
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Brick Bungalow - 17 September 2012 01:35 AM

I find many parts of the bible lovely and uplifting. Just not exceptional.

Too bad it comes with all that “God” baggage.

I should look up Thomas Jefferson’s Bible, the one in which he crossed out the verses he didn’t like.

 
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17 September 2012 05:23
 
Skipshot - 17 September 2012 03:10 AM
Brick Bungalow - 17 September 2012 01:35 AM

I find many parts of the bible lovely and uplifting. Just not exceptional.

Too bad it comes with all that “God” baggage.

I should look up Thomas Jefferson’s Bible, the one in which he crossed out the verses he didn’t like.

I like it…would there be much left then?

 
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17 September 2012 15:47
 
MARTIN UK - 17 September 2012 03:23 AM
Skipshot - 17 September 2012 03:10 AM

I should look up Thomas Jefferson’s Bible, the one in which he crossed out the verses he didn’t like.

I like it…would there be much left then?

I’ll let you know.  I hear he removed the entirety of Revelations.

 
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17 September 2012 16:14
 
Brick Bungalow - 17 September 2012 01:35 AM

I find many parts of the bible lovely and uplifting. Just not exceptional.


I’m kind of a fan of Ecclesiastes, actually.

Kind of ...

 
 
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17 September 2012 18:37
 
SkepticX - 17 September 2012 02:14 PM
Brick Bungalow - 17 September 2012 01:35 AM

I find many parts of the bible lovely and uplifting. Just not exceptional.


I’m kind of a fan of Ecclesiastes, actually.

Kind of ...

Knew a block once who loved Lamentations…

What ever happened to that guy…