Al-KADIM's Blog – September 2010 Archive (2)

There is nothing fishy about John

In her latest blog post Diana Agorio has made several claims that are unfounded, Unfortunately, since she will erase anything I write there, I will respond to her here.



I'd like to begin by taking her suppositions a step further. In Akkadian, the word for merman is kalīlu. Now, I can't help but noticing the similarity between Kaliilu and Kal El, the Kryptonian name for Superman. A… Continue

Added by Al-KADIM on September 19, 2010 at 3:41pm — 10 Comments

Sparing the rod ... a response to another blog post

In a blog where I am an unwelcome commenter, Jo Jerome wrote: "How many Xians today swear that 'Spare the rod, spoil the child' is from the Bible when it isn't?"



She is both correct and incorrect. I thought it may be fun to examine the phrase and its historical evolution, and use it as a text case as to why translations of biblical texts, even the much vaunted KJV translation, are utter bullshit. Also, I just had a quarter bottle of bourbon, and this is what I like to do when I… Continue

Added by Al-KADIM on September 18, 2010 at 8:54pm — 20 Comments

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