On 2023-02-23 08:56 (-4), yesbird wrote:
> Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
>> I don't think this came from the Bible. Do you have a citation?
> I read it in Evangelia, don't remember chapter exactly.
This is what I found in a Web search. Not even a mention of the Bible.
I ask for two reasons. First, is that I find quotes mis-attributed so
frequently that I can never take them for granted. Just reading that
article on just that one quote, you can see how people make up all kinds
of shit, often without realizing it. Other search results mention
Matthew 4:19, only to say that people remember it wrong.
"The human brain did not evolve to accurately represent the world
around us; it evolved only to enhance the survival of our genes."
--Victor S. Johnston
And it certainly did not evolve to remember quote attributions properly.
(But yes, I did verify the Victor Johnston quote!)
You can look up "Mandela effect" for more on this.
The second reason is that the source you are attributing is the
foundation of the world view of 1/3 of the world's population, yet few
of them seem to know what's in it beyond what their preachers tell them.
Add to this our propensity to mis-attribute, and we have a real
problem, if a plurality of the world's population is to base their lives
on what's in that document, especially when their preachers have an
agenda. While I don't tell people what they believe--I find that
unspeakably rude--I can and do challenge them on what is actually
written in their book.
I did decide to search the Bible for myself, and found 80 verses that
mention fish. (Your translation may vary.) None of them resembled this
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