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Monday, May 25, 2009

Food For Thought

I have never been someone who claims to be overly religious. I am also scared of saying the wrong things as there's a well known part of the bible that says anyone who adds to the book of life shall face the plagues described in the book. Sitting down in church( not sleeping like I do regularly) my ears pricked when I heard the Preacher ask us to visit Genesis 20:12. Here is what it says "She really is my sister. She is the daughter of my father, but not of my mother, and I married her." Did any of my friends who castigated my decision to drop Religious Studies know this? No, I don't think so. The fruit of the seed of those numerous hours of sleeping in Mr Akinbaye and Mrs Dada's class. Does the quote ring a bell? Does anyone know the Speaker? Abraham is the answer. Abraham is talking about Sarah here. He says Sarah who is his wife is also his sister. His step sister to be precise. While I won't like to annoy the man above by saying what I don't know I have questions but no answers. Does this mean I can go ahead and marry my relatives? For those who watch Gossip girl does it mean that if Rufus and Lily got married, Serena and Dan could still continue their relationship? Does this mean that Josef Fritzl the Austrian who was making babies with his daughter has an argument? I really need someone to explain the implication of this.

Cheers,
Mayowa

4 comments:

  1. I searched and found this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wife-sister_narratives_in_Genesis

    it explains the situation

    and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah

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  2. Mayowa, after reading this post, i did my research and i think u must have been dosin while d pastor was preaching because if im right, Abraham made the statement that Sarah was his half sister only to deceive Abimelech (Gen. 20). Read the whole chapter again and then correct your error before you raise unneccesary controversies

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