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So my school is right near a Shaw’s, and they have 1.5 liter soda for $1.15. So, alotta days before or after school I’ll buy a soda, and after drinking the soda, I’ll put the empty bottle in my locker…
So one day one of the teachers (a greek teacher) comes buy and sees my locker and says,
“Drew, is this your locker”
and I say
and then he says
Ironic though it may be there is no word in ancient Greek for "homosexual" or "homosexuality". There is however, this little gem....
“rhapsanidaun” (spelling phonetically as best I can so it’s probably wrong….)
It refers to the act of “thrusting” a radish up one’s arse. THIS gets it’s own word. Homosexuality, does not.
The fun thing about ancient languages is that while the grammatical structure will dictate the meaning overall some words just mean what they mean and can’t be interpreted as anything else.
So really, you are more likely to find the act of thrusting a radish up one’s arse in the Bible before you find a homosexual in the Bible.
So please stop using the Bible in LGBT discussions. You’re just being silly!
(p. 285, Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary edited by Morwood, J. and Taylor, J., Oxford University Press 2002)