Believe on me: WTF?

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sat Sep 1 03:43:11 UTC 2007

>><The teacher replied that all Christians (read: "Catholics and, perhaps,
>>the Orthodox") are assumed
>>to be personal friends of God and you don't speak formally to your buds.>
>>What??  Protestants weren't included?!?  The KJV was sponsored by the
>>Protestant Anglicans, remember!
>Yeah, but that was then. This is now. Among those groups of
>Christians that still use the "thou" with God, the idea that one can
>treat God as a familiar is often presented as a great novel insight
>-- or an offense.
Isn't there a distinction made in France between populations that "tutoyer"
god & those, whose designation I forget, that address him (her, it) "vous"?


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