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    In Matthew 19:24 of the King James Bible, it is declared:

    "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."

    However, does this declaration apply to ALL needles of ANY possible size? The Bible is ambiguous about the answer to this particular question.

    According to the highly reliable (and frequently edited) source Wikipedia, fully grown adult camels stand approximately 1.85 metres tall at the shoulder and approximately 2.15 metres tall at the hump.



    What if someone produced a needle that was 7 metres in height and which contained an eye 3 metres in height, length and width? Then it seems that an average adult camel would be able to pass through the eye of that particular needle without any excessive difficulty.
    What if, suddenly and without any prior warning, ALL of the needles on Earth were 7 metres in height and contained eyes that were 3 metres in height, length and width (perhaps through the use of mahima siddhi, a yogic ability which enables one to increase the size of one's body and/or anything one wants in general)?
    I presume that many more rich men would be entering the kingdom of God than God Herself intended.
    Perhaps SO many more rich men would be entering God's kingdom that God would have to expand the spatial boundaries of Her heavenly abode!
    Can someone provide me with an answer to this mystery?
    I will die an incomplete man if this mystery of biblical proportions isn't solved in my lifetime.....

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    Your making too much of a point that is so ridiculous, it barely needs discussing. You're saying that if someone said "You can't see an atom," that they're wrong because they're not accounting a supersized atom that can be seen (even though one doesn't exist). It's just ridiculous.

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    Say what now?

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    The words metaphor and analogy mean nothing to you, do they?
    Last edited by Chocolate Bones; 4th August 2009 at 06:04 PM.

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    "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."
    (He Says):
    No, that's wrong, because what if some supersized needle fell from the sky and was big enough to be walked through by a camel?

    It's ridiculous.

    EDIT:
    The words metaphore and analogy mean nothing to you, do they?
    You're jsut being cocky now.

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    A 7 meter needle? Really? *points to attatchment*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaia Sui View Post
    You're jsut being cocky now.
    Can I ask how that's being cocky?

    And... what do you mean by "now"? This is... the first time I've posted in this thread...

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    I hope you're joking, otherwise two facepalms might be rude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewgong Rain View Post

    OMG WIN



    As for this thread ... who cares there no fluffy white clouds for any of us anyway????

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    Rishi, I don't want to be rude or anything but this thread is a fucking joke. The bible is not meant to be taken literally and doing so means you are either a Christian fundamentalist or lack any common sense. My intepretation of the above said quote is that it is hard for a rich man to enter heaven because he is bound to earth by his love of material goods. Remember Jesus preached a message of leaving behind all your possessions and following him( again something not meant to be taken literally but the message is sent.) The camel just serves merely as an analogy to illustrate the improbability of such an event occuring. And just to let you know where my perspective on this quote comes from, I'm a Catholic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AshTheManKetchum
    My intepretation of the above said quote is that it is hard for a rich man to enter heaven because he is bound to earth by his love of material goods.
    Yes. Even god's word uses metaphors.

    Basically Rishi, you're saying you're going to die incomplete because you haven't stuffed a camel through a needle yet.

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    I'm starting to think that Rishi just did this for attention. I mean no one can be that stupid right?
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    Now now, that's a little


    Worst pun ever

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    Can you repeat the part where you explained all about the things?

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