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Sextus (old mate);
Aretha and I have reached a very pleasant 'working' arrangement.
Oh, she says to thank you for your concern. She also says 'sockitome sockitome sockitome sockitome' all the time, but I have yet to work out what that means.
Old feud, Mike?

Anyways, yes, Elena I see my error, although it is usually more tyical of people to think of females when talking about infertility. I think. Hehe.

Now let's have those Biblical references, Kriss ol' pal
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Elena
Ja-Mez wrote: And you won't sway anyone unless you have a direct quotation from the Bible that says something like, And so Peter proclaimed, "Barren women shall not have sex!"

and

Sextus wrote: I just wonder why The Lord didn't eliminate sexual desire in barren women. A sort of punishment? Or just another flaw in his creation?

What makes you to think of barren women only? The question is about barren people.

Well, you're completely right, lady. Perhaps another manifestation of my "machismo"?
I suppose "barren" can only be properly applied to females, as it relates to child-bearing; we would have to say "sterile", if we wanted to talk about people in general.

MrP
MrPedanticI suppose "barren" can only be properly applied to females, as it relates to child-bearing; we would have to say "sterile", if we wanted to talk about people in general.

MrP

Mmm, are you sure MrP? I think it means "not producing offspring" or "incapable of producing it". Hence, I reckon one can say, e.g., "he's barren and impotent".
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Mike In Japan Oh, she says to thank you for your concern. She also says 'sockitome sockitome sockitome sockitome' all the time, but I have yet to work out what that means.
Sometimes I find your slang a little shocking.

By the way, "Aretha" is a sexy name.
Yeah, Aretha said the same thing (about it).
Arvsworldso who was that lady in the bible who got pregnant and gave birth to a child in her old age? Sara, married to Abraham, had not had a child by her nineties. She then gave her husband permission to try for a son via her Egyptian slave Hagar (Ishmail), and she then proceded to conceive, herself (Isaac). These two sons are assumed by some to be the "seed" promised to Abraham that would set up a new nation (becoming two, actually: Israel and Islam). Wouldn't it be fun to find some DNA from biblical times to test out all the wonderful stories in Genesis!!
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C'mon Kriss from California, you started this thread on Sunday 26th of February, we are all waiting to see what you have to say.
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