1. Standard memberdj2becker
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    11 May '05 12:57
    A certain atheistic teacher was teaching evolution to his class. He explained that after millions of years of evolution it is impossible for a whale to swallow a human being.

    A little girl stood up and asked whether the whale in the Bible really swallowed Jona. The teacher said that she shouldn't believe in the Bible, because it's only a fairy tale. The little girl said that one day when she got to heaven she would ask Jona if he really got swallowed by a whale. The teacher asked what she would do if Jona was not in heaven. The girl replied that the teacher could then ask him in the other place.
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    11 May '05 13:00
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    A certain atheistic teacher was teaching evolution to his class. He explained that after millions of years of evolution it is impossible for a whale to swallow a human being.

    A little girl stood up and asked whether the whale in the Bible really swallowed Jona. The teacher said that she shouldn't believe in the Bible, because it's only a fairy tale. T ...[text shortened]... Jona was not in heaven. The girl replied that the teacher could then ask him in the other place.
    I must admit I like this one, and the 'Golden Tar' joke.

    ES
  3. Standard memberNyxie
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    11 May '05 13:09
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    A certain atheistic teacher was teaching evolution to his class. He explained that after millions of years of evolution it is impossible for a whale to swallow a human being.

    A little girl stood up and asked whether the whale in the Bible really swallowed Jona. The teacher said that she shouldn't believe in the Bible, because it's only a fairy tale. T ...[text shortened]... Jona was not in heaven. The girl replied that the teacher could then ask him in the other place.
    🙂

    I like this.
  4. Standard memberthesonofsaul
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    11 May '05 17:12
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    A certain atheistic teacher was teaching evolution to his class. He explained that after millions of years of evolution it is impossible for a whale to swallow a human being.

    A little girl stood up and asked whether the whale in the Bible really swallowed Jona. The teacher said that she shouldn't believe in the Bible, because it's only a fairy tale. T ...[text shortened]... Jona was not in heaven. The girl replied that the teacher could then ask him in the other place.
    It was a giant fish, not a whale.

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    11 May '05 17:161 edit
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    A certain atheistic teacher was teaching evolution to his class. He explained that after millions of years of evolution it is impossible for a whale to swallow a human being.

    A little girl stood up and asked whether the whale in the Bi ...[text shortened]... rl replied that the teacher could then ask him in the other place.
    I heard that one before, sad but true statement.
  6. Standard memberNyxie
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    11 May '05 17:29
    Originally posted by thesonofsaul
    It was a giant fish, not a whale.

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    And your proof for this?

    Or have you been reading the nkjv?

    Ketos is the greek for whale. The scientific study of whales is cetology. The greek version had ketos. Fish is a different word.
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    11 May '05 18:05
    Originally posted by Nyxie
    And your proof for this?

    Or have you been reading the nkjv?

    Ketos is the greek for whale. The scientific study of whales is cetology. The greek version had ketos. Fish is a different word.
    My mistake then. I recalled my childhood studies saying that Jonah was swallowed by a giant fish.

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    11 May '05 20:17
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    A certain atheistic teacher was teaching evolution to his class. He explained that after millions of years of evolution it is impossible for a whale to swallow a human being.

    A little girl stood up and asked whether the whale in the Bible really swallowed Jona. The teacher said that she shouldn't believe in the Bible, because it's only a fairy tale. T ...[text shortened]... Jona was not in heaven. The girl replied that the teacher could then ask him in the other place.
    The teacher should respond, "Listen sweetie. If a prophet of God can't even make it into heaven, you're screwed."
  9. Standard memberdj2becker
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    12 May '05 08:24
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    The teacher should respond, "Listen sweetie. If a prophet of God can't even make it into heaven, you're screwed."
    The child would respond, "How do you know he is not in Heaven?"

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    12 May '05 17:07
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    The child would respond, "How do you know he is not in Heaven?"

    No, she wouldn't, because her little joke just admitted the possibility of Jonah going to hell. (And what a presumptuous little brat to assume the teacher is going to hell!)
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    13 May '05 06:52
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    No, she wouldn't, because her little joke just admitted the possibility of Jonah going to hell. (And what a presumptuous little brat to assume the teacher is going to hell!)
    I think someone is taking this joke a little to seriously, I think its rather funny, jokes arent meant to be analized to much.... :-)
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    13 May '05 07:25
    Originally posted by thesonofsaul
    My mistake then. I recalled my childhood studies saying that Jonah was swallowed by a giant fish.

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    For the record you are right ! it's "giant fish".

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    13 May '05 07:44
    Originally posted by frogstomp
    For the record you are right ! it's "giant fish".

    Don't just assert, prove please. Thank you.

    Nyxie
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    13 May '05 07:502 edits
    Originally posted by Nyxie
    Don't just assert, prove please. Thank you.

    Nyxie
    http://www.thercg.org/questions/p134.a.html


    http://www.olivebranch.com/biblestories/jonah.htm


    http://www.virtualchurch.org/jonah.htm
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    13 May '05 07:57
    Originally posted by Nyxie
    Don't just assert, prove please. Thank you.

    Nyxie
    Jonah 1: 17 uses a "great fish" in all the versions I can find. Interestingly, though, when Jesus says the Son of Man will be in the Earth for three days just as Jonah was in -------, the American Standard Version and the King James Version use "whale" in Matthew 12:40. I wonder if the ancient Hebrews even knew what a whale was.
    For a bunch of versions of the Bible go to: http://www.biblegateway.com/
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