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Lou's offer to explaine too Dinah and 10der Dinah

Posted by Lou Pilder on December 31, 2006, at 10:07:25

In reply to Re: language that could offend others Dr. Bob, posted by Dinah on December 29, 2006, at 18:05:03

> Is it less disparaging with an asterisk? I get the point of asterisking vulgarities, but it eludes me for disparaging.

Dinah, 10der and friends,
The use of the asterisk could be unbeknownst to many. I will try to offer support and education about this from my perspective.
You may have seen some of my posts refer to the asterisk as {star}. You also may have seen one of my expositions before the new rule about 3 consecutive posts was made here that I attempted to bring forth an understanding concerning profanity in relation to the doctrine of freedom of speech.
The Greek language, as used in some biblical books, uses the word,{star}, (in English), and the Greek word is {aster} or {asteriskos} or sometimes for special uses,{astron or astrape}.[...asteroid, astro, astral, dis{aster}, etc..] So {[aster]isk} has something to do with a star?
But the Hebrew had a star involved in their culture. It is called, >The Star of David<. This star could also be part of the Hebrew word,{Esther}.
The word,{aster} could sometimes refer to the aspect of light travleing, in ancient texts. It could also refer to the amount of time that light is available to see something, usually a very short moment of time. In today's terms, this could be a nano-second.
The {Star of David} is a six-ponted star. This could have significance relevant to the asterisk.
What I am about to explain could hve the potential IMO to be very difficult to understand to some and can not be explained by me in 3 posts. One can email me if they like if I am stopped by the rule here that prohibits me from posting 4 consecutive posts for it could be that the understanding could not be visible until 10 consecutive posts.




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