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Day: August 3, 2016

Alas I’m forty

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Posted in categories: Greece, Personal

I’m turning 45 in a month, actually; but this Cretan song I heard in my youth has been haunting me since I turned forty. I even had the first verse of it as my Skype mood message for a fair while. Άχι και σαραντάρισα, δεν κάνω μπλιο γι’ αγάπεςκαι μου ’ρχεται να τροζαθώ και να […]

What are some of the funniest results of censoring song lyrics?

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Posted in categories: Music

Not a hip hop lyric, but then the OP didn’t put that in the question. When I was a young lad, I lived in Crete, and I explored Cretan folk music, because that’s what you hear in Crete. One of the greats of Cretan folk music was Kostas Mountakis. Nikos Xilouris was greater and more […]

If the Tanach (Jewish Bible) doesn’t mention heaven or hell, where did the Christians get this idea from?

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Posted in categories: Culture

There’s more to Judaism than the Tanach. As discussed in Bosom of Abraham and Paradise, the notion of heaven as a place where the righteous dead go, rather than Sheol for everyone, is a notion that was kicking around in late Judaism, including Jewish papyri and apocrypha such as 4 Maccabees. That understanding of heaven […]

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