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I'm 20th Century Fox
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So I was reading the beautiful card my BF gave me on Saturday. Pictures a man and woman walking in the surf and holding hands. The outside says "I love you....let's enjoy ourselves with love! Proverbs 7:18"

Inside, it says some more stuff and ends with "....a love that God's perfection made, a love that grows stronger each day."

I know - awwwww [Smile]

So I decided to look up the scripture verse in its entirety. Whoa, was I shocked! Here is all of Proverbs chapter 7.

http://www.bible.org/Netbible/pro7.htm

Now I know scripture gets quoted out of context all the time, but you'd think the fact-checkers at American Greetings would've done their homework. Unless this card was in the "Harlot" section..... [Big Grin]

I think I'll write AG and see what kind of response I get back. I'll be sure to share it with you!

I'm *not a harlot* Anya

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Aptenodytes_Forsteriis
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[lol] That's some twisting of the verse there!

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BlushingBride
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Yowza! Sounds like someone looked up "love" in their concordance and didn't bother actually reading the chapter...

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robbiev - singin' off key
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It's also kind of amusing that whichever version that is in your link doesn't says "enjoy ourselves with love." It says "let's delight ourselves with sexual intercourse."

Although, I looked it up and other versions do say "with love." One even says, "Let's enjoy each other's caresses."

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I'm 20th Century Fox
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quote:
Originally posted by robbiev427:
It's also kind of amusing that whichever version that is in your link doesn't say "enjoy ourselves with love." It says "let's delight ourselves with sexual intercourse."

Although, I looked it up and other versions do say "with love." One even says, "Let's enjoy each other's caresses."

It's the NET version (New English Translation) and I chose it because it DOES say sexual intercourse - no beating around the bush there!

(oops, that could be a double-entendre!)

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Even if the phrase is "let's enjoy ourselves with love", it's still an invitation by a prostitute trying to lead a man astray.

Perhaps this card is a 21st century form of solicitation? [Wink]

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robbiev - singin' off key
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quote:
Originally posted by I'm Anya:
...beating around the bush...

My favorite game! [Wink]

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liebeslied
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Jeepers!

"Let's see, we've used up Song of Songs, all the Gospels, most of the Epistles, what have we got left?"

Next maybe they'll mine the book of Revelations for "New Baby" greeting cards.

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Aptenodytes_Forsteriis
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quote:
Originally posted by liebeslied:
Jeepers!

"Let's see, we've used up Song of Songs, all the Gospels, most of the Epistles, what have we got left?"

Next maybe they'll mine the book of Revelations for "New Baby" greeting cards.

And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned I saw seven golden candle sticks; and in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto [pretty much any newborn, kind of messy and red, not particularly thrilled to be there, and he said unto me] have the keys of hell and of death.

[and I freaked out and ran the nfbsk out of that room, you're baby is SCARY]

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Spamamander in a pear tree
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Just... dies laughing. The Skeptics Annotated Bible uses the KJV, and 7-18 reads like this:

7:18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.

This whole section was marked with two of their "negatives"... that a man is always a "victim" of seductive evil women, and the "xxx" line right there.

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OldTread
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quote:
Originally posted by I'm Anya:
So I was reading the beautiful card my BF gave me on Saturday. . The outside says "I love you....let's enjoy ourselves with love! Proverbs 7:18"


So I decided to look up the scripture verse in its entirety. Whoa, was I shocked! Here is all of Proverbs chapter 7.


Unless this card was in the "Harlot" section..... [Big Grin]


Proverbs 7:18 is not too bad for the card read on to 7:19 that's when it gets to be "harlotish"

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MissEltoe
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quote:
Originally posted by Aptenodytes_Forsteriis:

[and I freaked out and ran the nfbsk out of that room, you're baby is SCARY] [/QB]

Aptenodytes_Forsteriis, YOMANK! [lol]

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