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Chris Corwin is a UX engineer at @salesforce who digs bourbon, beer, bikes, and beef. And pork. Aaand chicken. And asparagus. Food, really.

Thursday, April 28, 2005 7:52:14 PM

@starbucks

i just spent so long configuring my stupid network prefs to use locations, and macjournal (failing to set it up to use them) that i forget what it was i was going to enter.

duh.

the foreskin to feet trick

does anyone have a theory about this strange passage:

any at all?

exodus 4

Moses Returns to Egypt

18 Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, “Please let me go back to my brothers in Egypt to see whether they are still alive.” And Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.” 19 And the Lord said to Moses in Midian, “Go back to Egypt, for all the men who were seeking your life are dead.” 20 So Moses took his wife and his sons and had them ride on a donkey, and went back to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the staff of God in his hand.

21 And the Lord said to Moses, “When you go back to Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the miracles that I have put in your power. But I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go. 22 Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the Lord, Israel is my firstborn son, 23 and I say to you, “Let my son go that he may serve me.” If you refuse to let him go, behold, I will kill your firstborn son.’”

24 At a lodging place on the way the Lord met him and sought to put him to death. 25 Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son’s foreskin and touched Moses’ feet with it and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!” 26 So he let him alone. It was then that she said, “A bridegroom of blood,” because of the circumcision.

in god’s image

26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image (tseh’-lem), after our likeness (dem-ooth’).

tseh’-lem

from an unused root meaning to shade; a phantom, i.e. (figuratively) illusion, resemblance; hence, a representative figure, especially an idol:–image, vain shew.

dem-ooth’

from ‘damah’ (1819); resemblance; concretely, model, shape; adverbially, like:–fashion, like (-ness, as), manner, similitude.

i, too, am interested in this stuff — both in what all it is supposed to mean (as in, what god thinks of this) and what all meanings we humans have brought to it.

as for me, i think something like this: anything you find in human beings, love, hate, joy, jealousy, anger, longing to be accepted, remorse, ect… you find in the god in who’s likeness we were created.

i do not believe it means god is primate-shaped, but that this passage is primarily about the condition of our souls

i believe that which is “sin” is a distortion of the similar (prototype?) object in god, and through the help of god’s spirit and discipline of following jesus’ teachings, we can be transformed so that our presently fallen (distorted) nature becomes more and more like his — less and less sin.

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