I mentioned the verse that says it’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven to a friend. His reply? “It’s not talking about a literal needle.” Isn’t it convenient how the Bible stops being literal the moment it says the rich will burn in hell?

I’m talking about Matthew 19:24 in which Jesus says that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven.

When I pointed this out to one of my conservative Christian friends, he suddenly claims the Bible isn’t to be taken literally in this passage.

He takes the virgin birth literally.

He takes the resurrection literally.

He takes the flood literally.

He takes all passages condemning gay people literally.

But the moment the Bible says that rich, greedy folks will burn in hell? Of course that isn’t literal.

How fucking convenient.

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Eye of Cthulhu needle felting (It was a bit bad, one of my first attempts) reddit.com/gallery/lmmjir
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Caravan Of Camels In The Eye Of A Needle, Museum Of Miniatures, Prague
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Fossilised snail. Next to the eye of a needle for size comparison
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What kind of infection/injury did you get in the eye where the doctor has to put a needle in your eye?
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What is a good brand of needles for hand stitching that has both large eyes and sharp points?

My husband bought me a big starter kit from Amazon and it came with several needles. I really like the hole size and never have trouble threading them. I wanted a sharper needle, though, so I bought some DMC needles from the local Walmart (I live in a small rural city with no craft store). I love the sharpness but the eyes are so small I can't get more than 2 strands through. I broke one of my needle threaders trying. My husband ordered some more for me through Amazon but the needles are almost comically large; I don't even know what you'd use such a thick needle for. Am I going about this wrong? Should I be using a more blunt needle? I mostly stitch on cotton but I have a couple of canvas bags and towels I want to try stitching on soon, too.

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It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for DME to go into an Erlenmeyer flask of boiled water

But seriously, any pro tips on this besides using old wort? It was brutal today.

OK, Edit: apparently I am the only dingus that doesn't add the DME before boiling. Thanks, guys! Also, apparently pre made starter wort is getting cheaper.

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A custom production puzzle I designed, called Eye of the Needle. I only just realized I can't force which end you put the product on. reddit.com/gallery/lj8fc7
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A smile, which brings up the corners of the mouth and creates crow's feet around the eyes, can reduce the pain of a needle injection by up to 40%, and also blunt a stressful needle-related physiological response by lowering the heart rate news.uci.edu/2020/12/01/s…
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Anyone think Mementos should be divided into sections (like Facilities & Recipes) of wearable / unwearable? My eyes hurt every time trying to find a hat for my cat to suit the restaurant theme 😂 It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack 😩
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Funny how they never mention camel through the eye of a needle.
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Eye of a Needle by Kep
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Today Jan 13, 2021 the vet removed a half inch long foxtail needle from Blue's eye. Treatment for symptoms started Dec 3, 2020 as part of Mycoplasma treatment the flock carries, as 3 other birds had a Mycoplasma flair up at the same time in December. imgur.com/gallery/GWYgzLy
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Freddie Mercury inside the eye of a needle! Tiny handmade sculptures that are done by David A. Lindon.
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Eye of a Needle by Kep
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Funny how they never mention camel through the eye of a needle.
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Miniaturist Nikolai Aldunin, 56, of Moscow, Russia managing to fit seven Camels and there palm trees in nnthe eye of a needle
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It is easier for Charlie Kirk's face to pass through the eye of a needle, than it is for Ben Shapiro's wife to have a normal sex life.
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I found some tiny bugs in my soil. They are only in the soil, none on the leaves. They are TINY - smaller than the eye of a needle. Should I be worried?
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This is the worlds smallest human sculpture compared to the eye of a needle
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Eye of a Needle by Kep
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Two more intergalactic views, a stones through away. Watercolor, east coast sea water, colored pencil, and ink. These galactic realities were spun through a Hyper-loom to thread the eye of the needle of time. reddit.com/gallery/la0t69
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It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God...
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I mentioned the verse that says it’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven to a friend. His reply? “It’s not talking about a literal needle.” Isn’t it convenient how the Bible stops being literal the moment it says the rich will burn in hell? /r/atheism/comments/k3via…
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Help me find the correct thread for this project! I'm at a loss. I bought embroidery floss but it's like several different threads all together and I can't get it in the eye of the needle. I need something like in this photo but I just have NO idea. Thanks!
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My 2nd attempt at needle felting (and a pic of my first attempt). This cow is far less creepy and it’s eyes are less soulless than the pig. reddit.com/gallery/kyyu1g
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No Right Choices? Threading the Eye of a Needle with a Sandworm on Islamic Representation in the Dune (2020)

Those who have not read Dune may not know this but there are a lot of Islamic/Arabic elements in the lore of the world it is set in, particularly surrounding the Fremen (who practices a hybrid religion called Zensunni—a mix of Sunni Islam and Sufism, and Zen Buddhism. A friend of mine noticed that they used the word "crusade" in the recent trailer, which may be used to replace the word "jihad" in the books. What do you think of this? How would the adaptation handle Muslim representation or are they going to go for erasure to avoid some loaded topics, given the Fremen's role in the books?

I am personally interested to see what choices they make, especially since I don't think there are any great choices available to them. What do you think?

Edit: Oh I missed a word at the end of my post title, dang it.

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"Eye of the Needle" by Ken Follett - a fun WWII spy thriller

Ken Follett is usually known for his massive historical fiction epics, but he's written quite a few thrillers as well, and Eye of the Needle is generally considered to be his best/most popular in that area. I just finished it as my first book of 2021 (holy shit, it's 2021!) and enjoyed it quite a bit.

The story is essentially a cat and mouse game between a German spy collecting information about the Allies' plans to invade France to take to Hitler, and the British MI agents tasked with stopping him. In the midst of this is a civilian woman who later gets caught up in the plot.

What this book is not is something meaningful or complex - Follett is no John Le Carre when it comes to really digging into the inner life of his espionage-conducting protagonists, and for the most part the characters are paper-thin, the dialogue rather perfunctory and the prose serviceable.

But the book is really well-paced, as you'd want a thriller to be, and I flew through the 330-some pages in a couple of days. There are some great action set pieces, and the weird erotic thriller/serial killer horror-ish twist the book takes in the final third is actually really interesting.

For those who know the story - I actually wish most of the book had focused on Lucy and Faber's relationship for the bulk of the story, instead of following Faber's trail of murders through England. Those parts of the book where they interacted and their strange relationship was easily the most interesting.

All in all, a fun, uncomplicated read to get my year started.

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Issac Clarke from Dead Space has a potentially amazing kit for smash: Stasis, kinesis, stomp, plasma cutter, and other various weapons. Best of all his final smash could be putting his opponents in the eye needle machine from DS2
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Wentworth Woodhouse, Hoober stand, Needles eye, Keppel's collumn, St Mary's Church and Rockingham mausoleum. All within a few hours walk of each other in my area.
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Artist Willard Wigan makes sculptures that can fit in the eye of a needle.
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A camel through the eye of a needle
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Just noticed that in season 1 episode 5, the dead janitor, Lester, that Francis finds has a voodoo doll of Commandant Spangler with a needle in its right eye, the same eye that Spangler is actually missing.
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A couple of my Kaweco Sport pens (EF) on a Rhoda notebook. Bothe pens are converted for “eye dropper” ( blunt needle syringe) fill. Inks... Diamine Sepia and Graphite.
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Ultra brilliant LED lights so thin they can fit through the eye of a needle. Invented in my hometown of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
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After an hour of heating with a hair dryer, insane amounts of glue and many needles everywhere, they're done! Although the hats and googly eyes were adorable, I want them to actually grow. All of them became slightly bald, two got a little damaged. Any recovery tips?
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In S01E05 of Malcom In The Middle, Francis picks up a voodoo doll of the commandant with a needle in his eye - this suggests that the doll is the reason Commandant Spangler wears an eye patch.
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I mentioned the verse that says it’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven to a friend. His reply? “It’s not talking about a literal needle.” Isn’t it convenient how the Bible stops being literal the moment it says the rich will burn in hell? /r/atheism/comments/k3via…
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