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Subject:  I did it again... Date:  10/5/2012  1:25 PM
Author:  1poorguy Number:  410425 of 508508

I made fundy coworker cry. Again.

He actually does that a lot. No, I wasn't mean to him. He wells-up when discussing some topics. In this case we were discussing "pornea" (Greek word) and how it related to prohibitions on fornication (if it did - this stems from a conversation elsewhere that included Frydaze1). Well, after discussing how pornea really is an all-encompassing word indicating various transgressions, he lapsed into the story of Josiah (I think). Josiah was commanded to marry a 'harlot', who slept around and left him and ended up being sold into slavery, and at every turn Josiah was commanded to take her back (and buy her back at the slave sale). FC said he didn't know if he could do that (already welling-up), and then said it served as a metaphor for God taking us back even when we cheat on him (more welling-up).

He loves to pontificate about how much evidence there is for the fundy viewpoint, and how science does not really refute any of it (i.e. that which does is wrong, biased, extrapolated, etc). But, IMO, it's really an emotional thing for him, not an analytic one. Even if he won't admit it.

I've known a lot of religious people, but he's the only one who weeps when discussing some of these things. Anyone else encounter this phenomenon?

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