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    Heathen gods of the Old Testament

    NOTE: Do not confuse with "henotheism," which is different.
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    Heathen gods of the Old Testament

    I just learned something new - I was not aware of that.
  5. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    Which actress created The Honest Company in 2012? Gwyneth Paltrow Jessica Alba Reese Witherspoon Jennifer Aniston Jessica Alba
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    Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln
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    Trivia

    5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Bikini On July 5, 1946, the bikini bathing suit was introduced at a popular Paris swimming pool by French designer Louis Réard. In honor of National Bikini Day, here are 5 things you didn't know about this skimpy two-piece swimsuit... It Was Named After a Nuclear Test Site Réard was expecting his creation to cause a stir especially with the conservative public of the 1940s. Hoping that his new swimsuit would be as explosive as an atomic bomb, he named it “bikini” after the Bikini Atoll, a place somewhere in the Pacific Ocean that was used by the Americans for nuclear tests. The First Bikini Model Was a French Stripper. Because of the raunchiness of “le bikini,” no model in Paris dared to wear it. Réard was left with no choice but to hire Micheline Bernardini, an 18-year-old exotic dancer to model his creation. On July 1946, Réard unveiled the bikini to the press in a public pool in Paris. As the swimwear made the headlines, Bernardini became an instant celebrity. In fact, she received 50,000 fan mail letters—from men, mostly—after the launch. It Was Very Controversial The bikini was so scandalous that it was banned in countries like Italy, Portugal, and Spain. Even the Americans were appalled by it for many years, with Modern Girl magazine saying “it is inconceivable that any girl with tact and decency would ever wear such a thing.” Some women were also denied entry to the beach for wearing bikinis. And if that wasn’t enough, during the very first Miss World pageant in 1951, some countries threatened to withdraw delegates when the winner, Kiki Hakansson of Sweden, was crowned in her bikini. Not surprisingly, the Pope condemned Hakansson, claiming that the two-piece swimsuit was sinful. Several Places Still Ban Wearing Bikinis Today Although most countries have since lifted those early bans on the bikini, some cities around the world still ban the provocative piece. Such places include Hvar, Croatia, where you can get fined for walking the streets in a swimsuit; the Maldives, where most public beaches are for one-piece suits only; and Ras al-Khaimah in United Arab Emirates, where swimwear is banned entirely. The Most Expensive Bikini in The World Will Cost You $30 Million The most expensive bikini in the world was created specifically for Sports Illustrated and Molly Sims in 2012. Designed by jeweler Susan Rosen, the two-piece is made of over 150 carats of flawless diamonds set in Platinum, and it is valued at more than $30 million.
  8. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    Which actor, writer, and gourmet is often associated with horror films and starred in such classics as "House of Wax", "The Fly", "The Tingler", "The Pit and the Pendulum", and the original "House on Haunted Hill"? Peter Cushing, Lon Chaney, Vincent Price, or Boris Karloff Lon Chaney
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    THIS DAY IN HISTORY

    THIS DAY IN HISTORY July 5 1946 Bikini introduced On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Réard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, which Réard dubbed "bikini," inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place off the B... read more 19th Century 1865 Salvation Army founded 21st Century 2003 World Health Organization declares SARS contained worldwide American Revolution 1775 Congress adopts Olive Branch Petition Art, Literature, and Film History 1880 George Bernard Shaw quits his job 1954 Elvis Presley records "That's All Right (Mama)" Crime 1921 Chicago White Sox accused of throwing World Series Inventions & Science 1996 Dolly the sheep becomes first successfully cloned mammal Korea 1950 First U.S. fatality in the Korean War Sports 1975 Arthur Ashe becomes the first Black man to win Wimbledon U.S. Presidents 1865 Conspirators court-martialed for plotting to kill Lincoln, Grant and Andrew Johnson World War I 1914 Germany gives Austria-Hungary "blank check" assurance
  11. Promise truth shall be thy shield Psalm 91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
  12. dgrimm60

    Hugh Downs

    PHKRAUSE I am sure he will be missed by his family===friends====coworkers===fans dgrimm60
  13. phkrause

    Days of Praise

    July 5, 2020 Meditation “Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.” (Psalm 119:27) The remarkable 119th Psalm, with its 22 eight-verse stanzas, is the unique “song of the word,” containing 176 testimonies or prayers concerning God’s Word—one for each verse. Eight times the word “meditate” or “meditation” is used, indicating the importance of this practice in relation to the Scriptures. In our text, this word is translated “talk,” but its basic thrust is to exhort us to meditate on the wonderful works of God, once we understand the way of His precepts. The other seven references to meditation in this psalm are as follows: “I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways” (v. 15). “Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes” (v. 23). “My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes” (v. 48). “Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts” (v. 78). “O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day” (v. 97). “I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation” (v. 99). “Mine eyes prevent [i.e., anticipate] the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word” (v. 148). There is, of course, a counterfeit form of meditation (e.g., so-called transcendental meditation and other forms of mysticism), not to mention useless daydreaming. These forms of meditation involve clearing one’s mind of all subjects and allowing the mind to wander. In contrast, true meditation involves pondering with awe and thankfulness God’s wonderful Word, His ways, and His works—in connection with prayer and the study of the Holy Scriptures. As an exercise of the mind as well as of the spirit, it is of great blessing and most pleasing to God. HMM
  14. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    Answer: John Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States, was born on July 4, 1872. He is the only U.S. President to be born on Independence Day. Charles Gates Dawes served as the vice president under Calvin Coolidge between 1925 and 1929. As author of the “Dawes Plan”, Dawes was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1925 for his plan to deal with Germany's reparations following World War I. Dawes served in the First World War, was the Comptroller of the Currency, the first director of the Bureau of the Budget, and the Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
  15. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    C. 6 There are six white and seven red stripes, representing the original 13 colonies. Source: various web sites.
  16. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    The "Titan Arum" could very well emit the most repugnant smell of any plant known to humankind. What is the nickname of this putrid flower? Your Answer: Corpse Flower Correct Answer: Corpse Flower
  17. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    Answer: 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence, however George Washington was not one of them. While the Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia, George Washington was in New York preparing to defend Manhattan against the British. The Continental Congress voted for independence on July 2, 1776. Two days later on July 4, a declaration explaining the reasons for independence, largely written by Thomas Jefferson, was adopted. Washington received an official notification via a letter dated July 6 from John Hancock, the president of the Continental Congress, along with a copy of the declaration.
  18. Legendary television broadcaster Hugh Downs dies at 99 Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces with more than 15,000 hours on news, game and talk shows, has died at age 99. https://www.kmbc.com/article/legendary-television-broadcaster-hugh-downs-dies-at-99/33089156?
  19. Any exegetical defense of historicism must begin with the clearest biblical example, found in Daniel chapter 2. While the text is quite familiar to Adventists, it bears another look, for it is foundational to an understanding of apocalyptic prophecy. The story of Daniel 2 clearly fits the definition of apocalyptic literature generally accepted today, and […] The post Interpreting Biblical Apocalyptic (17): The Adventist Approach to Daniel appeared first on Jon Paulien's Blog. View the full article
  20. dgrimm60

    Trivia

    PHKRAUSE I did not know that the word happiness was not the original word in the draft==== dgrimm60
  21. dgrimm60

    Trivia

    PHKRAUSE I did not know the she own her own clothing line ==== dgrimm60
  22. dgrimm60

    Trivia Quiz?

    PHKRAUSE the answer is CHARLES DAWES dgrimm60
  23. dgrimm60

    Trivia Quiz?

    PHKRAUSE the answer is 6 dgrimm60
  24. dgrimm60

    Trivia Quiz?

    PHKRAUSE the answer is CORPSE FLOWER dgrimm60
  25. dgrimm60

    Trivia Quiz?

    PHKRAUSE the answer is GEORGE WASHINGTON dgrimm60
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    They Died in Viet Nam

    GREGORY thank you for this information dgrimm60
  27. B/W Photodude

    Heathen gods of the Old Testament

    I had not found those two names. Was able to find info on them: Bel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel_(mythology) Nebo: https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/nebo/ Those "pantheons" just keep getting bigger and bigger! I did not really even go into the Greek and Roman gods. Perhaps when I am done with this whole Bible I am reading I will come cross some of them also.
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