On Thu, 3 Apr 1997 14:03:09 EST Bruce L Jones <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>>>>On Fri, 28 Mar 1997 00:12:42 PST James J Cain <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> ...God probably doesn't care if you go to a house at all
>Then Bruce wrote:
>>>(St.) Matthew 6:5 & 6, I believe
>Then Sharon wrote:
>>"In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will
>>be heard because of their many words"? Oh, wait, that's Matthew 6:7.
>Yes, it was 6:7. Before there are others, the ob ref (King James
>(BTW, in the KJV, 6:7 uses the word "heathens".)
>6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are:
>for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of
>the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They
>have their reward.
>6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou
>hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy
>Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
>Let's not start a thread of the validity of which version, k? I just
>like the language of the KJV (or the Latin of the Vulgate).
>Bruce L. Jones
>The Mojave Desert - The Geographic Center of Nowhere
Good reference. Oh, by the by, both pagan (Latin - paganus - farmer) and
heathen (Literally - one who lives on the heath) in and of themselves
have nothing to do with religion, only to distinguish one who did not
live in the city...and are linguistic evidence of the urban prejudice
when determining whether or not a group is "civilized".