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A bible store owner who misunderstands is one thing, but obviously none of the customers gets it either, which really makes this noteworthy. At a real library, I've seen people report typos on the bulletin boards flyers. How many people reading Christian books are actually learning anything?

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I am struggling to come up with an interpretation that could be considered positive (from a Christian PoV)....

 

Unless they interpret "cure" in the sense of "care for" or "curate" ?

 

Or "something that makes Christianity better" ... :unsure:

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I am struggling to come up with an interpretation that could be considered positive (from a Christian PoV)....

 

Unless they interpret "cure" in the sense of "care for" or "curate" ?

 

Or "something that makes Christianity better" ... :unsure:

That's exactly where my thoughts went.

 

"Okay, so they misunderstood, but even so... What precisely is it that's being cured in their opinion?"

 

My best guess aligns also with your last. Make better is the only conceivable way this makes any sense to me (unless perhaps it's to make it last longer by "curing" it like one does with meats and fish?).

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I am with Phi for the "intelligent" reason - many groups of Christians hold other groups in the greatest disgust; solo bible study has often been a low-church protestant cure for the pagentry and mysticism of high-church anglicanism and catholicism.

 

But I am with Dan Dennett - on the whole; cluelessness

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Mark Twain is one of my favourite wits, along with Oscar Wilde.

What with Robert Graves?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Graves

Author of "I, Claudius"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Claudius

"King Jesus"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Jesus

"Claudius the God and his Wife Messalina"

 

What with James Clavell?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Clavell

"Shogun"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shōgun_(novel)

"Tai-Pan"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai-Pan_(novel)

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edited a lot

 

The above has the cure being "for" the ailed rather than the ailment, which might be grammatically okay, but you could misconstrue "for" like "to" or "in": the best cure in Christianity, to Christians.

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The above has the cure being "for" the ailed rather than the ailment, which might be grammatically okay, but you could misconstrue "for" like "to" or "in": the best cure in Christianity, to Christians.

Gosh, MonDie... I am reading your post for 15 minutes and I am still not sure if I understand it right. Do you say that grammatically both following fragments are ok?

 

"cure for rabies" - something that would destroy rabies (*)

"cure for rabid dogs" - something that would heal dogs. (for me, this is quite opposite meaning than in the first example).

 

(If the second one is ok, then the misquote from OP might be intentional and possibly smart. I know many Christians who think that something about religious society is wrong and should be fixed. Some of them believe that the answer is at the source -> the bible.)

 

(* rabies example chosen accidentally - no connection to Christianity.)

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I am with Phi for the "intelligent" reason - many groups of Christians hold other groups in the greatest disgust; solo bible study has often been a low-church protestant cure for the pagentry and mysticism of high-church anglicanism and catholicism.

 

 

I am convinced. Many Christians do seem to draw clear distinctions between their own faith, Christianity, religion and/or The Church. (We have recently had the "Pope is not Christian" claim in another thread.)

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