Blasphemy Challenge Should've Used the King James Version

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Blasphemy Challenge Should've Used the King James Version

Don't you think it would've made the Bible look more ridiculous if people were saying "Holy GHOST"?


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Lot2 wrote:Don't you think

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Don't you think it would've made the Bible look more ridiculous if people were saying "Holy GHOST"?

"Ghost" = "spirit". "Holy spirit" is just as wacky, really. How about "Holy Soul"?

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They could just as easily

They could just as easily said Holy efrgn2q4[tobhjnq[.


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the king james version has

the king james version has ghost and not spirit because it's the germanic equivalent (English is a germanic language).  But, what Tilberian said and like HisWillness, it's pretty stupid either way.

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A silly notion by any other

A silly notion by any other name is still silly


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You guys are missing the

You guys are missing the point. Stopwith all the technical answers. What I'm saying is don't you think it would've been funnier if thousands of people were saying "Holy GHOST, easter bunny, santa claus..."?


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No.  They're both funny. 

No.  They're both funny.  I happen to be used to ghost because that's more common than spirit in my experience.  Spirit sounds retarded when I think of it that way.

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"Well the things that happen less often are more likely to be the result of the supper natural. A thing like loosing my keys in the morning is not likely supper natural, but finding a thousand dollars or meeting a celebrity might be."


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 I start snickering from

 I start snickering from "God" on, so I miss most of those lists.


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Yeah, ghost isn't any funnier, really.

I don't think "ghost" would really be any funnier. Just think of "spirit" in the sense of Saturday Night Live cheerleading "Go Team Spirit!!! wooo!" and it's plenty silly enough.

Besides, the whole concept is absurd.

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In my taking of the

In my taking of the Blasphemy Challenge, I stated that the Holy Spirit is also known as the Holy Ghost, and even as the Holy Spook.

So I acknowledged that old translation in my version.

I also noted that many languages' words for soul or spirit or ghost are derived from words for breath, which makes the Holy Spirit literally the Holy Breath. Pfffffft!