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Re: How much could Jesus bench press?
« Reply #225 on: February 20, 2014, 07:17:43 AM »
But just to refresh our minds of something Very Important:
"The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us and we beheld His Glory, full of Grace and Truth."

Which makes your revival of this benighted thread all the more unpalatable, to put it mildly.  :P >:(
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Re: How much could Jesus bench press?
« Reply #226 on: February 20, 2014, 09:02:19 AM »
But just to refresh our minds of something Very Important:
"The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us and we beheld His Glory, full of Grace and Truth."

Exactly. He was infinite, He was God in the flesh, just humbled Himself to a certain kind of earthly life. Yet, He performed many miracles, revealed Himself as transfigured and resurrected which go way beyond strictly physical power.
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Re: How much could Jesus bench press?
« Reply #227 on: February 20, 2014, 10:15:10 AM »
sorry.

yes, I know it's Wednesday - well it was when I posted it, therefore a fast day.
You eat worms on a fast day?

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Re: How much could Jesus bench press?
« Reply #228 on: February 20, 2014, 10:16:55 AM »
This thread needs a serious question: Can you eat alligator on a fast day?  Is it a fish for fasting porpoises?  Speaking of porpoises, are they, whales, dolphins, seas turtles, sea snakes, seals etc fasting foods?  Not that I would eat any of those, it's just that one of my favorite taco joints has an alligator taco and I wonder if that would be a good fasting food.
Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild, daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild, weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört, den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.

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Re: How much could Jesus bench press?
« Reply #229 on: February 20, 2014, 10:33:17 AM »
This thread needs a serious question: Can you eat alligator on a fast day? 

If you're a Roman Catholic, the answer is yes:



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Re: How much could Jesus bench press?
« Reply #230 on: February 20, 2014, 12:28:45 PM »
This thread needs a serious question: Can you eat alligator on a fast day?  Is it a fish for fasting porpoises?  Speaking of porpoises, are they, whales, dolphins, seas turtles, sea snakes, seals etc fasting foods?  Not that I would eat any of those, it's just that one of my favorite taco joints has an alligator taco and I wonder if that would be a good fasting food.
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Re: How much could Jesus bench press?
« Reply #231 on: February 20, 2014, 02:56:27 PM »
aren't alligators a 'protected species?'. >:(
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Re: How much could Jesus bench press?
« Reply #232 on: February 21, 2014, 02:18:59 AM »
aren't alligators a 'protected species?'. >:(
I don't know why they would be. They're so common in Florida and Louisiana.
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Re: How much could Jesus bench press?
« Reply #233 on: February 21, 2014, 02:24:53 AM »
aren't alligators a 'protected species?'. >:(
I don't know why they would be. They're so common in Florida and Louisiana.

Yeah, so much that I've heard they're often pests. There are plenty of videos on youtube of people finding them in their pools.

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Re: How much could Jesus bench press?
« Reply #234 on: February 21, 2014, 07:09:28 PM »
aren't alligators a 'protected species?'. >:(
I don't know why they would be. They're so common in Florida and Louisiana.

Yeah, so much that I've heard they're often pests. There are plenty of videos on youtube of people finding them in their pools.

Maybe Jesus could bench press a big one.
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Re: How much could Jesus bench press?
« Reply #235 on: February 22, 2014, 01:04:47 AM »
An infinite being, which Jesus is [God], cannot do something arbitrary or whimsical. The question of how much Jesus could bench press, is a non sequitur.

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Re: How much could Jesus bench press?
« Reply #236 on: March 22, 2014, 02:47:46 PM »
There are various accounts of the Superhuman Strength of Saints, so we can be sure Jesus could bench-press more than anyone.
From the Acts of John (Apocrypha, Jesus tugs on John's beard:

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...so that I was afraid and cried out, and he, turning about, appeared as a man of small stature, and caught hold on my beard and pulled it and said to me: John, be not faithless but believing, and not curious. And I said unto him: But what have I done, Lord? And I say unto you, brethren, I suffered so great pain in that place where he took hold on my beard for thirty days, that I said to him: Lord, if thy twitch when thou wast in sport hath given me so great pain, what were it if thou hadst given me a buffet? And he said unto me: Let it be thine henceforth not to tempt him that cannot be tempted.
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There was a young man who had grown up around a Buddhist monastery and spent a lot of time around the elder.  Even though the elder was kindly trying to help him, the young man decided that he wanted to test the elder’s strength, and he grabbed Father Paisios from behind and tried to crush his frail body with his muscular arms.  Irreverently, he said, “Hey, let’s see if Saint Arsenios can help you now!”

As the elder told me later, “As soon as I heard him say that I felt as though he had uttered blasphemy.  I moved my hand slightly, like this, and immediately saw him cast six feet away and slammed against the wall.

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Saint Seraphim of Sarov
....After this incident Seraphim spent 1,000 successive nights on a rock in continuous prayer with his arms raised to the sky, an almost super-human feat of asceticism, especially considering the pain from his injuries.
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