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Re: A weird answer (was: a weird question...)

From:Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Monday, September 20, 1999, 4:19
alypius wrote:

> 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 Website: <> "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_ ========================================================