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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-05-07 07:35 PM
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36. I am reminded of a post
someone linked to on another forum where someone asked about reading the Bible in French and some recommended against it, saying it might not be accurate!

After all, it's gotta be in the language of Jesus - English!
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  -Does it tick you off when people pray using King James-era language when they're praying? raccoon  Aug-02-07 09:44 AM   #0 
  - whenst thou beseecheth the lord  datasuspect   Aug-02-07 09:45 AM   #1 
  - Yeah, verily,  XemaSab   Aug-02-07 11:29 AM   #24 
  - Nope. I don't care how people pray, or if they pray.  ocelot   Aug-02-07 09:46 AM   #2 
  - ditto  MissMillie   Aug-02-07 11:26 AM   #22 
  - Good. Cuz we always use thee and thou and thy.  Common Sense Party   Aug-06-07 12:46 AM   #48 
  - Well, when I was forced into Catholicism growing up, I'm sure I used some of those  grace0418   Aug-02-07 09:47 AM   #3 
  - Probably not, since RCs don't use KJV or NKJV  LostinVA   Aug-02-07 09:52 AM   #6 
  - I remember using some "thy"s and "thou"s and "for thine is the kingdom..." etc.  grace0418   Aug-02-07 10:25 AM   #9 
  - we used to pray in latin  datasuspect   Aug-02-07 09:52 AM   #7 
     - And look! You still remember it!  Richardo   Aug-02-07 10:58 AM   #18 
  - No, it doesn't irritate me. Our family all do this, and because of this, it sounds strange to me to  patricia92243   Aug-02-07 09:48 AM   #4 
  - YES  LostinVA   Aug-02-07 09:52 AM   #5 
  - Nah. I like a little grandeur in my prayers. I'm sick of the "Valley Girl" prayers  Aristus   Aug-02-07 10:23 AM   #8 
  - When I pray in public, I think I walk a middle ground between these  mycritters2   Aug-02-07 10:48 AM   #12 
  - Ditto here--some people overdo it with the "just"--  raccoon   Aug-02-07 11:41 AM   #26 
  - I've heard those referred to as "wejus" prayers.  Blue in Portland   Aug-05-07 08:24 PM   #39 
  - Give me the old, "and lo, they dids't feast upon the lambs, and stoats, and orangutans..."  MilesColtrane   Aug-05-07 11:03 PM   #45 
  - Intention is everything. I don't think God really cares how it  amitten   Aug-06-07 01:12 AM   #51 
  - Well done.  barb162   Aug-06-07 01:32 AM   #53 
  - No, but woe be unto those who proselytizeth whilst spaking the words of the KJV  Gormy Cuss   Aug-02-07 10:41 AM   #10 
  - Yeah, that annoys me. So does "Lord, we just..."  mycritters2   Aug-02-07 10:46 AM   #11 
  - What annoys me is when people say the Lord's name (or title)  Common Sense Party   Aug-06-07 12:50 AM   #49 
  - no  AngryAmish   Aug-02-07 10:51 AM   #13 
  - No, they lose me at "Lord" and I don't listen anymore  DS1   Aug-02-07 10:52 AM   #14 
  - No, not at all  supernova   Aug-02-07 10:53 AM   #15 
  - nah, I don't care really...  redqueen   Aug-02-07 10:55 AM   #16 
  - What ticks me off more is when people use King James-era language badly.  pagerbear   Aug-02-07 10:58 AM   #17 
  - Did someone call the Grammar Police?  sheeptramp   Aug-02-07 11:23 AM   #21 
  - yeah, nothing wrong with "King James era" language......  Darth_Kitten   Aug-05-07 06:23 PM   #32 
  - Me too.  Lionel Mandrake   Aug-05-07 06:49 PM   #35 
  - No.  Sequoia   Aug-02-07 11:08 AM   #19 
  - I love it!  krispos42   Aug-02-07 11:22 AM   #20 
  - Wow, that's so beautiful  skygazer   Aug-02-07 11:29 AM   #23 
  - I dont care what dialect the faitthful use...  sheeptramp   Aug-02-07 11:38 AM   #25 
  - Should they use leet-speak instead?  billyskank   Aug-02-07 01:01 PM   #27 
  - What does thoust mean?  Lars39   Aug-02-07 01:05 PM   #28 
  - It frustrates me to no end...  LanternWaste   Aug-02-07 01:21 PM   #29 
  - Only when they do it badly.  tjwmason   Aug-05-07 06:10 PM   #30 
  - Rite I Anglicans and Episcopalians still use the KJV Bible.  flamingyouth   Aug-05-07 06:16 PM   #31 
  - Selah.  Prisoner_Number_Six   Aug-05-07 06:36 PM   #33 
  - In general, I don't get ticked off by people praying  Shine   Aug-05-07 06:37 PM   #34 
  - I am reminded of a post  fujiyama   Aug-05-07 07:35 PM   #36 
  - Well, there ARE differences in translations. The Spanish  Common Sense Party   Aug-06-07 12:55 AM   #50 
     - No empirical proof...  tjwmason   Aug-06-07 03:53 AM   #54 
  - Verily, it riles my soul.  rug   Aug-05-07 07:39 PM   #37 
  - Verily, Nay, It Offendeth Me Naught.  stirlingsliver   Aug-05-07 07:54 PM   #38 
  - Nope.  Blue in Portland   Aug-05-07 08:28 PM   #40 
  - I've been known to pray in Sanskrit , Pali and Tibetan  FloridaJudy   Aug-05-07 08:44 PM   #41 
  - O God, ease our suffering  pokerfan   Aug-05-07 08:48 PM   #42 
  - Er, no, 'cause I've got a life.  crim son   Aug-05-07 09:12 PM   #43 
  - No, because my late grandmother used to pray that way.  elshiva   Aug-05-07 10:58 PM   #44 
  - Does it bother you? If so, why?  supernova   Aug-05-07 11:04 PM   #46 
  - Onlie if they fvccant hit up.  ZombieNixon   Aug-05-07 11:48 PM   #47 
  - I PREFER the King James prayers  Nevernose   Aug-06-07 01:22 AM   #52 
  - Don't have much of a prob with that...  piesRsquare   Aug-06-07 04:35 AM   #55 

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