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Your Take: Comments on misquoting the Bible
June 6th, 2011
11:37 AM ET

Your Take: Comments on misquoting the Bible

Our Sunday post about oft-quoted biblical lines that don't actually appear in the Bible struck a chord, with 5,000 comments so far.

Lots of atheists and critics of religion used the piece to ridicule believers, taking several different lines of attack. Here are a two:

Amanda
Because most people would prefer to be ignorant rather than think for themselves. That is what the whole of organized religion is based on, especially Christianity and Catholicism. Organized religion has never done anything good for humanity in history.

Atheism is Great!
Actually, the bible is nothing more than a collection of stories and moralities written by human beings thousands of years ago who's max age was maybe 30, who thought the Earth was flat, and who did not have access to scientific or medical science/information. It's not from "god" people, god doesn't exist either. Whatever helps you get through your life I guess. I personally don't need that crutch. Have a nice day.

There was also more nuanced criticism of organized religion, with some commenters arguing that the prevalence of biblical misquotes suggested that religious folk have been overly dependent on religious authorities for a long time:

Witchytiger
The point to remember here is that just up until very recently, the masses believed whatever their clergy told them. They either didn't have the skills to read (for whatever reason), or simply didn't believe they should read the bible themselves.

I once asked an elderly Catholic where her bible was ... (I love old books and thought her bible would be a real treat to look at ... ) She was horrified that I thought she'd even HAVE one ... Her thought, at the age of 90, was that Catholics are not supposed to read the bible on their own. It was their job to believe what the Father told them, and it was the Father's job to know the bible.

So many times it's either just plain ignorance, or the situation that they come from (IE: can't read, etc) that produces these types of situations. Thankfully we're coming out of those situations, if only little by little.

All the criticism of religion brought out plenty of faithful. One responded to Amanda, the religion critic whose comment is above:

Zach
Really, Amanda? I would encourage you to try to prove your statement about no good ever coming from organized religion. I can think of a few well-known and recent organized religionists who have done quite a bit of good – Mother Theresa, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ghandhi. I can also think of a few anti-religious people who have done a lot of bad – Stalin, Mao, Hitler. "Never" is a big word.

Others believers lobbed ad hominem  attacks on atheists:

Bottom line
Atheists/Agnostics have nothing of substance to do on weekends. Also since they are empty when it comes to faith or beliefs they have to make the attempt to urinate on ones who do so they can feel full and superior.

A fair number of commenters, meanwhile, criticized our piece, arguing that some misquoted scriptural lines have biblical roots:

David
Many of these phrases many not be in the bible verbatim, but their intent is very much contained in it, specifically "Spare the rod spoil the child". This phrase is a direct distillation of Prov 13:24 & 23:13-14 "He who spareth the rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him correcteth him betimes" (Proverbs 13:24) and "Withhold not correction from a child: for if thou strike him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and deliver his soul from hell." (Proverbs 23:13-14).

I find it disingenuously nit-picky to state that a faithful paraphrase of a verse is "not" in the bible.

Mahanaim
I find it very disturbing that the "CHAIR" of a "SCHOOL OF RELIGION" would go record as say that the "the devil was not in eden". Kevin Dunn is right in saying that the word "devil or satan" was not mention in Genesis but if Mr. Dunn is "BIBLICAL SCHOLAR" then he should be familiar with the "BOOK OF REVELATIONS" which equates "THE SERPENT, DEVIL & SATAN" as one and the same: Revelations 12:9 "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world:". And you wonder where people get the wrong impression about things that are "IN" the Bible. Mr. Blake, apparently you did not know your Bible well enough to call Mr Dun on that one.

And, as always, there were plenty of attempts at humor, including this on Adam and Eve eating that apple:

Sean
If he didn't want man and woman to eat it, he should have made it broccoli or spinach.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

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  1. ifonly

    I am a Christian and choose not to get in heated conversations with people about religion. Love to talk about it, but in the end, the others usually get so flustered; therefore, all I have to say is this: In the end, if those that are not saved, are right,, then I have nothing to loose. However, if all those that are not saved, Jew, Gentile, believers of any other kind, are wrong, they have everything to loose.

    June 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
    • Sean

      This is known as Pascal's Wager, and is a common argument against atheism (or non-Christian beliefs in this context). If Christianity is the "wrong" religion, you'd be in serious trouble, wouldn't you? Whatever your reaction to that question is, I'll bet it's similar to how us non-Christians react to your question.

      June 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
    • Case Settled

      😀

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      June 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm |
  2. Bucky Ball

    Hm. I thought I clicked on my CNN icon. I must have hit YouTube.

    June 7, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
    • Kimbo Slice

      Hahahaha!!!!!!!!!

      June 7, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
    • Sean

      I'm trying to think of a good biblical analogy to getting Rick Rolled, but I can't.

      June 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
  3. okmomma

    Mr.Mahanaim, in case no one has told you this before, it is the Book of Revelation, remember the drop the S the next time you tell someone they don't know their bible well enough.

    June 7, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
  4. Snoopie Dawg

    What do you mean you don't believe in G O D? 🙂 If there isn't a god, then who invented the smiley face? HUH? 😀 🙂 ;p~ Ok who invented smiley faces??? Who? Don't you know? Smiley faces dude! Check it out... ;D~

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsyhpZxKa3I&w=640&h=390]

    June 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
    • Free

      Don't you remember the movie? Forrest Gump invented the smily face. 😉

      June 7, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
  5. Fred

    CajunMichael said:
    So those of you that see the Bible and creationism as a fairy tale Rather believe that; First there was a huge nothing that exploded, then out of nowhere all these rocks started spinning around. on one of these rocks it started raining and a slime formed, then over a period of eons that slime grew into a rational thinking human being? And you think creationism is a fairy tale? Thing is one day we'll all know for sure, and I pray you never have to know the feeling that many will have inside when the King of Kings says " I never knew you"
    Hey, there are people out there who believe in that slime theory. If they'll believe something like that, they'll believe just about anything that's not labeled as "religion." Corner one of these Slime-ists and get them to explain how this planet is the only one in all of creation to have intelligent life (or life of any kind that's not microscopic). Hilarity ensues.

    June 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
    • Daver

      Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. To say that humans are "the reason" for this universe is just absurd. Although we don't know yet if we're the only animal planet out there, it seems incredibly unlikely that we'd be alone... no "slimist" would ever take that position; we're way too humble to deal in absolutes. You've obviously not had the pleasure of seeing "the mind of god" through science. To shun the evidence that's available and right in front of your eyes might even be an insult to your god... since you believe he created it all for you.

      June 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
    • Vee

      Fred,
      "this planet is the only one in all of creation to have intelligent life"

      And you are so sure of that because....?

      June 7, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
    • Sybaris

      Fred
      Do you think the Shinto story of creation is rediculous?
      If so, why is yours not without using the Bible as a reference.

      June 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
    • Sean

      Daver: "We're way too humble to deal in absolutes." Yes Daver, you are so humble.... thank you for pointing out to everyone how incredibly humble you and all atheists are....wow. By the way, when you say you are too humble for anything, you are epitomizing PRIDE.....

      June 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  6. Chris Mankey

    but there are plenty of people who can take the hosts of The Atheist Experience to task. For example:

    No, actually the really smart christians still use the same logical fallacies and have the same lack of evidence as the stupid ones.

    June 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
  7. Snoopie Dawg

    😀

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxup3OS5ZhQ&w=640&h=390]

    June 7, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
  8. Reality

    Added biblical updates:

    1. origin: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F20E1EFE35540C7A8CDDAA0894DA404482

    "New Torah For Modern Minds

    Abraham, the Jewish patriarch, probably never existed. Nor did Moses. The entire Exodus story as recounted in the Bible probably never occurred. The same is true of the tumbling of the walls of Jericho. And David, far from being the fearless king who built Jerusalem into a mighty capital, was more likely a provincial leader whose reputation was later magnified to provide a rallying point for a fledgling nation.

    Such startling propositions – the product of findings by archaeologists digging in Israel and its environs over the last 25 years – have gained wide acceptance among non-Orthodox rabbis. But there has been no attempt to disseminate these ideas or to discuss them with the laity – until now.

    The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, which represents the 1.5 million Conservative Jews in the United States, has just issued a new Torah and commentary, the first for Conservatives in more than 60 years. Called "Etz Hayim" ("Tree of Life" in Hebrew), it offers an interpretation that incorporates the latest findings from archaeology, philology, anthropology and the study of ancient cultures. To the editors who worked on the book, it represents one of the boldest efforts ever to introduce into the religious mainstream a view of the Bible as a human rather than divine docu-ment."

    2. Jesus was an illiterate Jewish peasant/carpenter/simple preacher man who suffered from hallucinations (or “mythicizing” from P, M, M, L and J) and who has been characterized anywhere from the Messiah from Nazareth to a mythical character from mythical Nazareth to a ma-mzer from Nazareth (Professor Bruce Chilton, in his book Rabbi Jesus). An-alyses of Jesus’ life by many contemporary NT scholars (e.g. Professors Crossan, Borg and Fredriksen, ) via the NT and related doc-uments have concluded that only about 30% of Jesus' sayings and ways noted in the NT were authentic. The rest being embellishments (e.g. miracles)/hallucinations made/had by the NT authors to impress various Christian, Jewish and Pagan sects.

    The 30% of the NT that is "authentic Jesus" like everything in life was borrowed/plagiarized and/or improved from those who came before. In Jesus' case, it was the ways and sayings of the Babylonians, Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, Hitt-ites, Canaanites, OT, John the Baptizer and possibly the ways and sayings of traveling Greek Cynics.

    earlychristianwritings.com/theories.html

    June 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  9. Chris Mankey

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    June 7, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
  10. REALITY

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aA7X5VJhSU&w=640&h=360]

    June 7, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  11. Stephanie

    In the end of days, christians will be attacked for what they believe and put down. Everything that God predicted is coming true. If man came from monkeys, then where did monkeys come from?! If man came from monkeys, how did all the other animals get here?! How did the sun and the moon get here?! Put your faith in God and youll be born again! Theres such a great peace knowing that God is looking after you (: . Id rather live my life believing in something to find out im wrong than never believe and find out that the whole time i shouldve believed.. God heals all hearts.

    June 7, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
    • REALITY

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dWZFcW-8ag&w=640&h=360]

      June 7, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
    • Artist

      Steph, all the poor christians *sniff*. People of all religions have been getting attacked for what they believe in. Rumor is that lions beack in the day preferred christians, tasted like chicken.

      June 7, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
    • Artist

      I do have to respect the christians during that time (Romans), they at least had b@ lls

      June 7, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
    • Believer

      Not believing in God does not equate to believing in nothing. It infact simply equates to believing in something different than you believe in. So if you give yourself the option to "believe and be wrong" understand that they are affording themselves the same luxury. Not believing in God does not equate to being a bad person.

      June 7, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
    • Stephanie

      i'm confused as to why youre trashing what we believe in. We dont trash the fact that you dont believe..instead we just give you the Word of God and pray that you'll see the light.

      June 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
    • Sybaris

      Stephanie
      You really, really need to take some classes in biology and anthropology.

      June 7, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
    • Sybaris

      Stephanie
      We trash what you believe because it is not grounded in truth, it is grounded in faith...........much like how a 5 year old has faith in Santa Clause and the 11 steps to open the doors of Xanadu. The problem is that you and other subscribers vote for and promote people to public office who have similar convictions who then craft the laws of this country around those beliefs that again, have no basis in truth. Atheists on the other had want an even playing field for ALL people where life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness does not hinge on religious affiliation but on simply being human. Your kind would like nothing more than to turn the U.S. into a theocracy which is ironic in that some people came to America hundreds of years ago to escape that very same mentality.

      June 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
    • Vee

      Stephanie,

      1."If man came from monkeys..."
      If you are any older than 14 there is no excuse for your lack of knowledge of biological evolution. Get a book, Google it, but please get informed.

      2. "Id rather live my life believing in something to find out im wrong than never believe and find out that the whole time i shouldve believed..."
      What if you should have believed in Allah, Ra, Thor, Zeus or Quetzalcoatl or any one of the over 10,000 gods that have been imagined over the centuries? What if you are damned forever because you didn't sacrifice a goat to one of them? You had better expand your horizons to believe *everything* that has ever been dreamed up if you really want to be safe.

      June 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
    • Believer

      Stephanie- In this instance- I don't know that Christians are being attacked- just your view of the Creationism vs. Evolution debate. I do not claim to be highly versed in all things bible- but if you speak to any theologian- they will tell you that the bible (old testament) is a collection of stories- used to explain existance or teach a moral lesson. Similarly to today how a parent would answer the question to a young child of "where do babies come from". They come from Storks or Cabbage Patches or simply a mommy and daddy who love each other. That is one reason that there are 2 creation stories- they can't both be right- because they are simply stories. Do I believe in God? Yes. Jesus? Yes. Do I believe the Bible verbatum? no- at somepoint- logic must come into play as well.

      June 7, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
    • Artist

      Stephanie

      i'm confused as to why youre trashing what we believe in. We dont trash the fact that you dont believe..instead we just give you the Word of God and pray that you'll see the light.
      .
      Quit playing the victim because people think you are out there in outerspace. You are free to believe in any god or gods you wish. Others are free to make light of it.

      June 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
    • Jose

      To the believers, no explanation is needed. To the unbelievers, no explanation is possible.

      June 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
    • Vee

      Jose,

      An all-knowing "God" would know precisely what explanation would satisfy each and every non-believer... and if it really cared, it would provide it.

      June 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
    • Jose

      Vee –

      "An all-knowing "God" would know precisely what explanation would satisfy each and every non-believer... and if it really cared, it would provide it."

      My point exactly! To believers, He has provided. To unbelievers, He could flood you with evidence and you still wouldn't believe.

      June 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
    • Sean

      @Stephanie
      How can you condone believing something because it's been decided you should?

      June 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
    • Vee

      ^^^.^^^ = my point, flying over Jose's head.

      June 7, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
    • KingdomCome

      @Sybaris-
      Funny thing, I did take those classes but they didn't change my faith in God... hmmm???

      June 9, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
  12. Jim

    To: Atheism is Great:
    Every knee will bow, every tongue will confess. Even yours, sport. Whether or not you agree, or believe this is immaterial. It is still the written word. Yes, even your knee and your tongue. If you are forced to do this against your will, it will still happen. Then, you will be cast into the lake of fire. If you do it willingly and with Thanksgiving, you will be spared. I pray you come to your senses.

    June 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
    • Alex Vintner

      Jim....I hope you come to your senses before it's too late and realize that the abrahamic god (Jesus et al) doesn't exist.

      The Greek Pantheon lives! They are the true gods of the universe and unless you come to your senses Hades will have a field day with your soul!

      Got to go plan my date with Artemis next week....

      June 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
    • Artist

      Jim

      To: Atheism is Great:
      Every knee will bow, every tongue will confess. Even yours, sport. Whether or not you agree, or believe this is immaterial. It is still the written word. Yes, even your knee and your tongue. If you are forced to do this against your will, it will still happen. Then, you will be cast into the lake of fire. If you do it willingly and with Thanksgiving, you will be spared. I pray you come to your senses.
      .
      Is this from The Hobbit? However, it does seem a little perverted requiring us all to get on our knees with our tongues. Is this from a book in the adult section?

      June 7, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
    • Vee

      "Every knee will bow, every tongue will confess"

      This sounds more like something that your egomaniacal "Satan" character would say and demand.

      June 7, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
    • AtheistEvolution

      And how exactly do you know such specifics of our end days? Hmm? That same sheep herder book?

      June 7, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
    • Question

      AtheistEvolution –

      If you, and those that think like you, subscribe to the teachings of Dawkins and Hitchens, does that make you sheep as well?

      June 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
  13. CajunMichael

    So those of you that see the Bible and creationism as a fairy tale Rather believe that; First there was a huge nothing that exploded, then out of nowhere all these rocks started spinning around. on one of these rocks it started raining and a slime formed, then over a period of eons that slime grew into a rational thinking human being? And you think creationism is a fairy tale? Thing is one day we'll all know for sure, and I pray you never have to know the feeling that many will have inside when the King of Kings says " I never knew you"

    June 7, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
    • Chris Mankey

      "Rather believe that; First there was a huge nothing that exploded, then out of nowhere all these rocks started spinning around. on one of these rocks it started raining and a slime formed, then over a period of eons that slime grew into a rational thinking human being?"

      No, this doesn't describe what science found out about the universe. It does describe your vast ignorance of these subjects. I bet you don't even know what the words "Straw man fallacy " even means, do you?

      June 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
    • Daver

      Cajun, man, for god's sake... I think god would probably be insulted by your lack of understanding and lack of interest in getting to know the universe you think he's laid out just for you.

      June 7, 2011 at 1:11 pm |
    • Chris Mankey

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTcFLp1uVZ4&w=640&h=360]

      June 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
    • AtheistEvolution

      It is ironic that only creationists think that atheists and scientists believe that of creation. No one has ever posited that the universe came from nothing, nor do they think that slime just "became" a rational human being. Learn your science before you criticize it.
      What we DON'T buy into, however, is the catch all avoidance of a real answer in "God did it with his magic powers". That explaination tells us nothing about the universe, and is useless in determining truth.
      What you have done is construct an argument from ignorance mixed in with a strawman saying "It couldn't have been done this way (your insane "everything from nothing and life came by random chance" argument)" and decide that, by default, it must be the way that ancient sheep herders thought that it was.
      There must be evidence for a claim to be taken seriously, and the god concept has none but blind guesses and inductive arguments.
      The Christian Concept of a god makes even less sense.

      June 7, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
    • Mediator

      @AtheistEvolution

      To play Devil's advocate here, even though Christians use the "God did it" explanation, it's still an explanation of how the universe was formed. Sure, you can trash it, but at least come up with an explanation of your own so it can be equally scrutinized.

      June 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
    • ScottK

      "To play Devil's advocate here, even though Christians use the "God did it" explanation, it's still an explanation of how the universe was formed."

      Thats like saying "Even though my parents used the "the stork brought you" explanation, it's still an explanation of how I was born".

      June 7, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
    • Vee

      Mediator: "come up with an explanation of your own so it can be equally scrutinized."

      We don't know... yet. I'm sorry if that is not satisfying to you, but it is a fact. The fall-back, default answer of , "God did it" is not acceptable. What if we had stopped searching for real answers and had just accepted that volcanoes had a god living in there who got angry from time to time?

      June 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
  14. larry Jackson

    In most translations of the Bible Jonah was swallowed by a great fish or the fish. That was the Hebrew word used in the book of Jonah for what sawllowed him. But when Jesus refers to the story of Jonah in the book of Matthew he uses the word in His day for Whale when he tells the story in conjunction with his own time to be spent, "3 days in the earth". So as long as there are children, Sunday Schools and writers of Sunday School cirriculum there will be stories presented of Jonah and the whale or Jonah and the great fish

    June 7, 2011 at 11:53 am |
  15. Snooopie Dawg

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydyCqhzVZVE&w=640&h=390]

    June 7, 2011 at 11:40 am |
    • Chris Mankey

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAuFJKQh83Y&w=640&h=360]

      June 7, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
    • Snoopie Dawg

      I've watched that a lot of their shows on YouTube, and appreciate that they give adequate time for the callers to make their case. You've chosen a video where the caller is admittedly not making a strong case, but there are plenty of people who can take the hosts of The Atheist Experience to task. For example:

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHRP0I2SrVs&w=640&h=390]

      June 7, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
    • Free

      Shouldn't that be "From being indoctrinated as an Anglican, to briefly going through an atheist phase in his youth, to falling back into the Anglican Church"? People really like to present Lewis as some kind of major figure in atheism, but the fact is that he wasn't. Sorry!

      June 8, 2011 at 11:23 am |
  16. SHRIKE

    Damn. Now I have that song stuck in my head.

    June 7, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  17. SHRIKE

    Christianity- The belief that some jewish zombie can make you live forever if you symbolically eat of his flesh, drink of his blood, and telepathically tell him that you accept him as your master. So he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a sinful woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree!..... Yup, makes perfect sense!!!!

    June 7, 2011 at 11:34 am |
  18. Tom

    Joe – fair enough. But you could just as easily strip out the god-stuff and still get the same result. And plus, we're not serving humanity to reap a reward. It's just the right thing to do. Why does that seem so intuitive to us and not to religious groups? Would they all just become rampant sav-ages if they weren't sent instructions from heaven on how to behave?

    June 7, 2011 at 11:23 am |
  19. TheBestPost OnThisWholeBoard

    I like big b-u-t-t-s and I can not lie
    You other brothers can't deny
    That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
    And a round thing in your face
    You get sprung, wanna pull out your tough
    'Cause you notice that b-u-t-t was stuffed
    Deep in the jeans she's wearing
    I'm hooked and I can't stop staring
    Oh baby, I wanna get with you
    And take your picture
    My homeboys tried to warn me
    But that b-u-t-t you got makes me so h o r -n -y !!!

    smile
    g o d loves you 😀

    June 7, 2011 at 11:14 am |
    • SHRIKE

      I concur. This is the best post on this whole board!

      June 7, 2011 at 11:37 am |
  20. Joe R.

    That is true. Secular groups can do all of those things, and I'm glad that there are. That was not my point, however. My point was that many of these groups are Christian groups. So the statement "organized religion has never done anything good for humanity" is false. These are organized relgions doing good for humanity by helping those in need, and some of these groups are some of the larger groups in the world.

    June 7, 2011 at 11:09 am |
    • AtheistEvolution

      I think that the point is that there is nothing that religious agencies and religion can accomplish that secular ones can not. So why not drop the preaching and pretense and just get down to the goodwill? The religious aspect of those organisations are the harmful aspects. Do you really think that Mother Teresa would have eschewed pain killers because "suffering is a godly virtue" if she wasn't religious? That is the real point. So while you are right that the statement "religion has never done anything good for us" is a flase one, the sentiment behind it is valid.
      peace

      June 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
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