History YMMV / TheBible

21st Oct '14 2:17:54 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FoeYay: Judas gives Jesus a kiss, which could be interpreted as romantic.
21st Oct '14 2:15:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Mary Magdalene and Jesus is this to Gnostics and DanBrown

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** Mary Magdalene and Jesus is this to Gnostics and DanBrownDanBrown.
* FoeYay: Judas gives Jesus a kiss, which could be interpreted as romantic.
16th Apr '14 7:48:56 PM Willbyr
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** Samson is presented as a flawed figure who abuses his powers, gets screwed over for it, and ends up dying because there's nowhere else to go. Yet, many readers can't look over his RatedMForManly antics and celebrate him as a MemeticBadass who dies in a blaze of glory. He's almost like the [[GurrenLagann Kamina]] of the ancient world.
** More seriously, Christians who persecuted Jews from the middle ages and onward for "killing Jesus". [[WhatAnIdiot Yes, let's ignore the fact that Jesus '''was''' a Jew, shall we?]]

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** Samson is presented as a flawed figure who abuses his powers, gets screwed over for it, and ends up dying because there's nowhere else to go. Yet, many readers can't look over his RatedMForManly antics and celebrate him as a MemeticBadass who dies in a blaze of glory. He's almost like the [[GurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]] of the ancient world.
** More seriously, Christians who persecuted Jews from the middle ages Middle Ages and onward for "killing Jesus". [[WhatAnIdiot Yes, let's ignore the fact that Jesus '''was''' was a Jew, shall we?]]
22nd Mar '14 6:55:11 AM Willbyr
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* CompleteMonster: Haman from the Book of Esther is an egomaniac who manipulated the king into attempting to genocide the Jews. Why? ''One'' Jew refused to bow to him!

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* CompleteMonster: Haman [[EvilChancellor Haman]] from the Book of Esther is an egomaniac who manipulated the king into attempting to genocide the Jews. Why? ''One'' Jew refused Literature/BookOfEsther. He was a {{treacherous advisor}} offended by [[EvilIsPetty one Jew's refusal to bow to him! him]], using this as justification for [[FinalSolution plotting the genocide of the Jewish people]]. Various Judaic traditions elaborate on this, noting [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Haman]] had a picture of an idol embroidered onto his robes so that he could force Jews bowing to him to violate the taboo against kneeling to idols. The very trees from which he hoped to build his gallows recoiled from his unclean presence, and unlike some Biblical antagonists, he's not an agent of divine retribution, just a self-important bastard who can't accept being disrespected. Even Haman's ''wife'' tells to his face that he has [[MoralEventHorizon gone over the line]], and that his obsession with killing the Jews would soon become self-destructive; he ignores her and goes ahead with his plans. His name has become a watchword for anti-Semitism and he is viewed in rabbinical tradition as an archetypal evil figure.
17th Jan '14 3:22:33 AM Telcontar
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** GodIsEvil and SatanIsGood are probably the most common. For the sake of {{Natter}}, debate this on Headscratchers, not here.

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** GodIsEvil and SatanIsGood are probably the most common. For the sake of {{Natter}}, Administrivia/{{Natter}}, debate this on Headscratchers, not here.
22nd Feb '13 9:28:13 AM Willbyr
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** Nimrod is amazingly popular in folklore (the Tower of Babel was apparently built on his orders and he tried to have Abraham killed) and pop culture (shares the name as a villain from TheXMen).

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** Nimrod is amazingly popular in folklore (the Tower of Babel was apparently built on his orders and he tried to have Abraham killed) and pop culture (shares the name as a villain from TheXMen).the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}).
12th Feb '13 4:58:21 PM Willbyr
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* BeamMeUpScotty: The popular phrase "God helps those who help themselves" is not found in the Bible. Nor was it said by BenjaminFranklin, the most common other source. Variants are found in [[OlderThanTheyThink the writings of Ancient Greek thinkers]] and it was first encountered in its modern phrasing in the work of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algernon_Sidney Algernon Sidney]], a British soldier, politician, and anti-Monarchist political theorist.
12th Feb '13 4:57:47 PM Willbyr
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* BeamMeUpScotty: The popular phrase "God helps those who help themselves" is not found in the Bible. Nor was it said by BenjaminFranklin, the most common other source. Variants are found in [[OlderThanTheyThink the writings of Ancient Greek thinkers]] and it was first encountered in its modern phrasing in the work of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algernon_Sidney Algernon Sidney]], a British soldier, politician, and anti-Monarchist political theorist.
16th Jan '13 7:36:20 PM Willbyr
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* AlasPoorVillain: Whether you consider Judas redeemed or not, it's hard not to feel sympathy when he hangs himself.
1st Sep '12 3:45:13 PM lu127
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* CompleteMonster:
** Satan, who [[FaceHeelTurn rebelled against God]], [[TheManBehindTheMan is behind the creation of all evil in existence]], and acts as the universal [[TheCorrupter Corrupter]], among other things. Apparently, he is so bad {{Hell}} (and later the Lake of Fire) was made specifically for him and his angels.
** The Pharaoh in Exodus is certainly one of them. Oppressed the Israelites and forced them to work as slaves for him, sent men to kill their children and refused to repent for this or let them go, even though he acknowledged God's existence and saw Moses perform miracles.
** Antioch from the Maccabees book, because of the ''horrible'' tortures he and his people subject a ''whole Jewish family'' to (seven teenage boys and their mother).
** Haman from the Book of Esther is an egomaniac who manipulated the king into attempting to genocide the Jews. Why? ''One'' Jew refused to bow to him!

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* CompleteMonster:
** Satan, who [[FaceHeelTurn rebelled against God]], [[TheManBehindTheMan is behind the creation of all evil in existence]], and acts as the universal [[TheCorrupter Corrupter]], among other things. Apparently, he is so bad {{Hell}} (and later the Lake of Fire) was made specifically for him and his angels.
** The Pharaoh in Exodus is certainly one of them. Oppressed the Israelites and forced them to work as slaves for him, sent men to kill their children and refused to repent for this or let them go, even though he acknowledged God's existence and saw Moses perform miracles.
** Antioch from the Maccabees book, because of the ''horrible'' tortures he and his people subject a ''whole Jewish family'' to (seven teenage boys and their mother).
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CompleteMonster: Haman from the Book of Esther is an egomaniac who manipulated the king into attempting to genocide the Jews. Why? ''One'' Jew refused to bow to him!
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