And before anybody asks "Why?" ...
... because they can.
Israeli scientists yesterday announced a major breakthrough in the important research field of minuscule religious book publishing, revealing that they had printed a complete Old Testament on a half-millimetre silicon chip. "This is the world's tiniest Bible," said Ohad Zohar, of the Technion institute, quoted by AFP. The 308, …
Relics where found from the whooly mammoth and giant bear period.
"Eye" of the needle where a hole burned or punctured through a bone splinter, allowing the sewing of fur pelts using....animal nerves as threads.
So, depending on your personnal flavor of timeline, anywhere from 6000 to 250000 years ago 8)
Jesus meant exactly what was said. Rich people do not get into heaven. Smarm and worm it how you like, but there is no evidence he meant anything other than what he is supposed to have said : ) No allegory, you, rich boy, are going to hell. Have fun !
If anyone wants to point me in the direction of some factoid that purports to show that there were two gates into some city, and the camels went through one called the needle or some such crap ! Let me just say, HA ! and Bollocks ! This was a very popular excuse in certain Private schools, which just goes to show that theres an echo chamber in everyones life.
No hat or coat required !
I remember reading about a wealthy American man who kept a camel and had a giant sculpture of a needle on his lawn. Every now and then he would ride the camel through the eye of the needle (just to 'show em' I suppose). I assume that the needle was laying along the ground to make it easier for the camel.
This is the sort of thing you can do for fun if you're rich. There is no documented evidence of him entering the kingdom of God though.
Not only people have been reading it with the naked eye for long, they have also come up with formats much more practical than 7 x 7 m posters! (try to read THAT in the tube) You know, they cut in little pieces, bind them together... Marvel of tech, can fit in a pocket! Now, what was the name again... Ah, it was Bundle Of Ocularizable Knowledge, or some acronym thereof.
Well you see, I understand that they print the bible on a chip "because they can", but why then print it onto a 7m by 7m poster? Doesn't that really defeat the object?
In my opinion, it could only be akin to removing your cock from your trousers and slapping it in everyones face who passes by.
I love how religious types throughout the ages try to please their benevolent God(s) with their good works. And when they have large piles of cash at their disposal they choose to spend it helping their fellow man by making tiny Bibles or shiny objects that look nice on their robes...
He helps those who helps themselves. Plus, it's more fun to do this!
Anon, cos I don't want to piss off any fickle and religiously zealous future would-be employers...
"it'is easier for a rich man to enter a camel than it is for him to pass heaven through the eye of a needle"
"it's easier for a rich man to enter a camel if he stands on a box."
"it'is easier for a rich man to enter a camel than it is for a poor man to poke himself in the eye with a needle”.
Or something like that.
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