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    Default The Dead Sea Scrolls Reinterpreted

    The other day my whole family was riding somewhere in our van, when over the radio came some mention of a display of the Qumran scrolls, a.k.a. The Dead Sea Scrolls.

    "What?" said my 12-year-old son, looking most puzzled.

    "The Dead Sea Scrolls," I said. "Ancient scrolls stored in a cave by the Essenes, copies of Leviticus and stuff. You know."

    "Oh!" he said, as the light dawned. "I thought they said 'dead sea squirrels,' and I was wondering what a sea squirrel was, and why they had dead ones on display."

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    The other day my whole family was riding somewhere in our van, when over the radio came some mention of a display of the Qumran scrolls, a.k.a. The Dead Sea Scrolls.

    "What?" said my 12-year-old son, looking most puzzled.

    "The Dead Sea Scrolls," I said. "Ancient scrolls stored in a cave by the Essenes, copies of Leviticus and stuff. You know."

    "Oh!" he said, as the light dawned. "I thought they said 'dead sea squirrels,' and I was wondering what a sea squirrel was, and why they had dead ones on display."
    I was sad to hear all the sea squirrels had gone extinct. (But i have hopes that the sea raccoon is still thriving deep in the hidden mysteries of the ocean floor.)

    .... so is this conversation going to get serious at some point, or do I need to move it to Bonfire?
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    Oh, sorry... category discipline is only one of my many, many faults.

    Yeah, if ever a thread deserved to be thrown on the Bonfire, this was it.

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    I, for one, was spiritually moved by this.

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    They're not all dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    The other day my whole family was riding somewhere in our van, when over the radio came some mention of a display of the Qumran scrolls, a.k.a. The Dead Sea Scrolls.

    "What?" said my 12-year-old son, looking most puzzled.

    "The Dead Sea Scrolls," I said. "Ancient scrolls stored in a cave by the Essenes, copies of Leviticus and stuff. You know."

    "Oh!" he said, as the light dawned. "I thought they said 'dead sea squirrels,' and I was wondering what a sea squirrel was, and why they had dead ones on display."
    Awww lol

    I'm a raw foodist. Some people in the raw food lifestyle like to 'prove' their way of eating is correct due to raw food being mentioned as the most optimal diet in the Book of Peace. There's also a faith called the Essene Gospel.

    I don't buy into it. I have my own reasons for diet.

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    That made me chuckle, mostly because I've had similar things happen to me. I'll be confused because I think someone had said something else, and I'm going in my head "What's __ ?" I'll eventually ask them and then it will turn out their talking about something totally different and not sea squirels or whatever I thought they said and I do know about they were talking about.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    There are still sea rabbits to be found:



    And there is one lone sea-faring squirrel who only comes ashore to have his share of wine and women, bringing his catch for all to see and admire.

    Madman's azure lie: a zen miasma ruled.

    Realize us, Madman!

    I razed a slum, Amen.

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    Default The mystery deepens

    In 1995, a Dead Sea Scroll depicting a Dead Sea Squirrel was discovered...

    The Dead Sea Squirrels

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