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

From:Fabian <rhialto@...>
Date:Sunday, September 19, 1999, 19:56
> 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
> 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.
I have personally met one of these people. The freaky thing is, he had in his possession some photos. These had no obvious signs of being doctored, but there was an unexplained light source coming from somewhere beneath this table (no, there was no way a light bulb could have been hidden there in the photo). Among other things, he claimed to be psychic, and that I would one day get an opportunity to study with sonme monks in Mongolia. He also added that my intended would be somewhere in Asia. Whether true or not, he certainly told good stories. --- Fabian If a flying horse ye see, mock ye not if it stays up not.