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    My source is wikipedia.. but here it is.

    Folklore

    According to the Jewish Talmud (Niddah 30b), God sends an angel to each womb and teaches a baby all the wisdom that can be obtained. Just before the unborn baby comes out, the angel touches it between the upper lip and the nose and all that it has taught the baby is forgotten.

    Commentaries on this particular story can be found in "What the Angel Taught you" by Rabbi Noah Weinberg and Yaakov Salomon (ISBN 1-57819-134-3).

    Similarly, in other folk sayings, it is said that an angel "shushes" the baby in the womb, to stop it from talking about heaven, or to forget. Other stories say that it is an indent left by the finger of God. Still more say that it is the spot where the angel put his finger to "shush" the child after having told it a secret. (This was memorably referenced in the film The Prophecy by the arch-angel Gabriel (Christopher Walken).)
    If nothing else the image of Christopher Walken as Gabriel makes me go
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfmaiden14 View Post
    My source is wikipedia.. but here it is.

    Folklore



    If nothing else the image of Christopher Walken as Gabriel makes me go
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    Talmudic mythology is whacky stuff. Most older mythology was.
    People have no creativity these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfmaiden14 View Post
    If nothing else the image of Christopher Walken as Gabriel makes me go
    Oh no, that totally works.

    Consider the first couplet of Sting's track "Gabriel's Message":

    The angel Gabriel from heaven came
    His wings as drifts of snow, his eyes as flame


    That could easily be Walken.

    The popularization of angels as young women, little children, pudgy winged babies, or even Precious Moments figurines is a deviation from a much older tradition, in which an angel was powerful, potentially violent, warlike, a force of nature bound only by its allegiance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Oh no, that totally works.

    Consider the first couplet of Sting's track "Gabriel's Message":

    The angel Gabriel from heaven came
    His wings as drifts of snow, his eyes as flame


    That could easily be Walken.

    The popularization of angels as young women, little children, pudgy winged babies, or even Precious Moments figurines is a deviation from a much older tradition, in which an angel was powerful, potentially violent, warlike, a force of nature bound only by its allegiance.

    Afterall, Lucifer was an angel too, but fallen.

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    I rather sympathize with the light bringer.
    I mean, all he did was show some free will, but that pissed God right off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    I rather sympathize with the light bringer.
    I mean, all he did was show some free will, but that pissed God right off.
    Much depends on who tells the story.

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    Yes Mr. Sponge- we'd be like this....



    and for your luck I find girls appealing as well- so we could go ahead and arrange 3somes with WM and Nighting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    ...and for your luck I find girls appealing as well- so we could go ahead and arrange 3somes with WM and Nighting!
    Good grief, whatevs, we want to find him a relationship, not utterly use him up and burn him out!

    Or... well... maybe MOST of us don't want to do that...?

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    just THINK of the education he'd get! Isn't that what guys secretly want?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    just THINK of the education he'd get!
    ...and the sprained back!

    As for your question...

    Dis mous gon' plead da fiff!

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