Re: A weird answer (was: a weird question...)
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 20, 1999, 4:19|
> Are you familiar with various Protestant sects that teach the docrine of
> "British Israelism" or "Anglo-Israelism," the teaching that the Brits are
> descendents of the 10 "lost" tribes of Israel? Among other evidence, they
> claim that "Saxons" is derived from "[I]saac's sons" and that Brit-ish is
> from a Hebrew phrase (b'rith + ish) meaning "covenant man." Anyone who has
> a superficial acquaintance with linguistics, history, and anthropology
> realizes this must be a coincidence, however surprising, but that still
> leaves a large reservoir of potential converts.
This reminds of the (in)famous phrase once used by some
American pastor whose name escapes me at the moment in favor
of English only legislation: "If English is good enough for Jesus,
it's good enough for us.".
Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
ICQ#: 4315704 AIM: Deuterotom
"Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero."
Denn wo Begriffe fehlen,
Da stellt ein Wort zur rechten Zeit sich ein.
-- Mephistopheles, in Goethe's _Faust_