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By Diogenes (articles ) | Oct 08, 2006

That jarring sound you heard, when today's Gospel was read, probably came from this passage, as translated in the Eunuch's Bible:

Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate.

So another poetic passage bites the dust; another familiar bit of Scripture is rendered unfamiliar; another route has been taken to make the faithful uncomfortable in the pews.

Never mind. Relax this afternoon. Watch the football game. Do you think the Cowboys will use a zone defense, or go human-being-to-human-being?

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  • Posted by: - Oct. 13, 2006 1:47 PM ET USA

    Since that reading comes up only once in three years (with perhaps one other that makes reference to the topic), why kick about how it is said, instead of kicking about the fact that after it is read, SELDOM is the homily about that verse or even related to it? Check it out in the ABC readings for any of the four places Jesus speaks of divorce. ONCE in three years. So what was YOUR sermon about after this reading?? Ours was not about marriage or divorce. Our priest picks any verses but that.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 11, 2006 9:04 AM ET USA

    This will make huge dent in sales for the new Dallas Bovinepersons Audience Appreciation Facilitators calendar.......

  • Posted by: MontanaPadre - Oct. 10, 2006 12:36 PM ET USA

    Cows being the female variety, perhaps the proper term for the team you were watcing is the Bovinepersons? Doesn't that sound more like a football team anyway?

  • Posted by: - Oct. 09, 2006 12:42 PM ET USA

    The commentators for the WNBA say "man-to-man coverage."

  • Posted by: - Oct. 09, 2006 10:36 AM ET USA

    CowPERSONS, please!

  • Posted by: - Oct. 09, 2006 9:30 AM ET USA

    Stroke another check to the FSSP, and throw a Hail Mary into the Endzone. I can think of "300" reasons why you would do so.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 09, 2006 7:15 AM ET USA

    Quit complaining. Get up, walk out, stop giving and shut them down. There is not point being reasonable with these fools.

  • Posted by: Italiana - Oct. 08, 2006 7:11 PM ET USA

    If no human being can separate, maybe a dog can. Why can't they be straightforward? Just go ahead and say it - I've got an elephant that can break up your marriage.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Oct. 08, 2006 6:02 PM ET USA

    CertaInly not, Laity1! Christ was the offspring of human being. Once again, BTW, Diogenes hits it on the head. As I was hearing that miserable, politically correct reading last evening, my mind once again flashed back to the King James: "And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."

  • Posted by: Ignacio177 - Oct. 08, 2006 2:04 PM ET USA

    Mark 10,9 Vulgate9 quod ergo Deus iunxit homo non separet Spanish9 Por tanto, lo que Dios ha unido, ningún hombre lo separe. German 9 Was denn Gott zusammengefügt hat, soll der Mensch nicht scheiden Italian9 Dunque: ciò che Dio ha unito, l' uomo non separi». KJ9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. NRS 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. What's wrong with this picture?

  • Posted by: - Oct. 08, 2006 1:53 PM ET USA

    No, Jesus is the human being begotten of the parental God. Common, get in the game. But maybe they are trying to be inclusive of the fact that there are many women who break up marriages. That kind of inclusivity is kind of refreshing, don't you think?

  • Posted by: - Oct. 08, 2006 11:24 AM ET USA

    Should we take this to mean that we should begin to refer to Christ as "Son of Human Being"