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...The Bible actually reveals the principle of gravity long before Newton came along, in the concept of Sheol, the grave.

The grave- gravity!
Gravitation- the grave!
Interesting connection there, eh?

...And you say, "Oh, well that's a really weak etymological connection."
Do you think so? You might want to check every occurence of the word "Sheol" in the Hebrew text and see how it correlates with the concept of gravity.

I don't know, what is it, like 40 occurences, maybe more, and most of them refer to down to the grave, and only once, I think, is the preposition up (isn't that a preposition?) used?

minorityop, Youtube video, "An Atheist with a Bible is a Dangerous Thing! (Pt.1)" 21 Comments [6/30/2008 8:17:42 PM]
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Mithcoriel

Yeah, boah, think of all the occurences when someone falls down somewhere in the bible! The bible mentions gravity!

So 39 times it says "down" the grave and the 40th time it says "up". Does this mean that every 40th person to fall somewhere will float up?

7/3/2008 12:53:09 PM

Bored One-time Poster

Yeah, watch your head on that 40th grave. It's a doozy!

...sheesh! That connection is weak, and the elaboration doesn't help. Since when have graves mysteriously floated above the ground?

9/30/2008 7:15:15 PM

Pedantic Twit

Interesting connection there, eh?

Not particularly, especially not for your case.

9/30/2008 7:17:16 PM

AnthonyR

Maybe because most graves are in the ground? Just a guess....

9/30/2008 7:21:25 PM

Grigadil

What about gravy?

9/30/2008 7:28:16 PM

Carbonated Margarine

Now say it with a gravelly voice.

9/30/2008 7:34:51 PM

aaa

Groan...

9/30/2008 7:37:56 PM

CailinBan

Not only do similar-sounding words not mean anything, but I presume that the etymology fails in the original Hebrew.

9/30/2008 7:40:26 PM

Nerdanel

But how many grave accents does the Bible have? None? No, the French translation of the Bible doesn't count.

9/30/2008 8:16:46 PM

Quantum Mechanic

"Interesting connection there, eh? "

I'm afraid not.

9/30/2008 8:19:39 PM

Dr. Shrinker

I call Poe

1/26/2009 7:55:21 PM

WWBFD

@Grigadil

39 out of every 40 times that I pour gravy, it falls DOWNWARDS.

Interesting connection, eh?

1/26/2009 8:04:19 PM

Canadiest

A hole in the ground was mentioned as up once?

1/26/2009 10:55:51 PM

kuribo

this is the stupidest fucking thing i ever read

and i've read ayn rand

3/20/2011 5:08:34 PM

Justanotheratheist

The turd that my dog left on the lawn this morning is more interesting than your so-called connection.

At least the turd is real.

3/21/2011 1:58:19 AM

Swede

So, what is the Hebrew word for gravity?

3/21/2011 5:09:28 AM

Anon-e-moose

"Gravitation"

"Interesting connection there, eh?"

Indeed. In fact, too interesting for your own beliefs' good (certainly for said beliefs' continued existence, from your point of view, minorityob). So the Bible = a yaoi (as in 'BL': Boy Love) manga/light novel/anime, hmmmmmmmm?!:



But then, Jesus hung around with twelve men (two of whom were sailors), hardly associated with women - if ever, was kissed by a man (Judas), never got married, and wore a dress. Ending up in a storyline known as 'The Passion'.

You said it, I didn't.

>:D

Moral: Be careful what analogy you use. It may well bite you in the anal area.

An Atheist with a Bible is a Dangerous Thing indeed (emphasis added):

'Know your enemy and know yourself, and you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles.'

-Sun Tzu, "The Art of War"

3/21/2011 10:21:34 AM

GigaGuess

They say "Down" to the grave because it's kinda hard to bury someone six feet over, dumbass...

3/21/2011 10:48:59 AM

Tim

Because the Hebrew writers knew that the Englih word for 'sheol' kinda sounded like the Latin one for 'heavy'.

And for the etymology: grave is related to Dutch (and possibly German) graven, to dig, which comes from Proto-Indo-European g?rab?.
Gravity comes from Latin gravis, heavy, which comes from PIE g?réh2us.
That is so weak, it's nonexistent.

Note that PIE has nothing to do with Hebrew, which is a Semitic language, unrelated to English.

4/28/2011 9:12:51 AM

Tim

Crap, my fancy letters turned into ?'s.

It's suppoed to be something like gHrabH and gWreh2us, with the capital letters in superscript and the 2 in subscript.

4/28/2011 9:17:02 AM

Quantum Mechanic

"Interesting connection there, eh? "

No.
Die and quit wasting resources.

8/26/2013 12:27:20 PM
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