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Origin of Left & Right...

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by HAMel, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. HAMel

    HAMel Well-Known Member
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    Have you ever wondered why it is that Conservatives are called the "right" and Liberals are called the "left."

    By chance I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible:

    "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV)

    Thus sayeth the Lord. Amen.

    Can't get any simpler than that.

    and now for a Spelling Lesson-------

    The last four letters in American..........I Can
    The last four letters in Republican.......I Can
    The last four letters in Democrats.........Rats

    End of lesson. Test to follow in November, 2012.

    Remember, November is to be set aside as rodents removal month.

    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  2. preachinjesus

    preachinjesus Well-Known Member
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    Pretty funny.

    I always thought it had to do with the political spectrum.

    Radical - - - Liberal - - - - Moderate - - - - Conservative - - - Reactionary

    Of course there are a couple other categories to include. :)
     
  3. Paul3144

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    Where do you think I fall on that spectrum?
     
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  5. HAMel

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    Salty, the French must have originally got it from Ecclesiastes 10:2, no? :tongue3:
     
  6. HeirofSalvation

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    Now that's funny, I don't care who you are...:laugh:
     
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