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The day after the buffet

PostPosted: 15th May 2012, 20:33
by Regret
Dear Zambia,

It is quite painful the day after you went to a buffet. Because at the buffet you eat until your belly pops. When you cannot eat another bite, you reluctantly walk out of the restaurant knowing that tomorrow when njala yapaya, you will salivate over all the food you left behind.

Re: The day after the buffet

PostPosted: 16th May 2012, 09:08
by Reason
Regret,

Excellent observation – unknowingly or not, you have just precisely described the reason why Zambia is the way it is and may always be.

Re: The day after the buffet

PostPosted: 16th May 2012, 09:41
by john banda
True, true.

A Zambian is an uncouth lout at heart. At least most of those I know. They will stuff themselves at an "all you can eat buffet" just like politicians do once in power. Damn all!

Focusing on the meal instead of the process by which it was obtained, cooked and served so that this process may be refined and repeated.

Growling over your plate like a junk yard dog when someone approaches to get some even when you are full to bursting.

Gluttony that's it!

One of the seven root sins.

1. Gluttony
2. Greed
3. Hate
4. Envy
5. Sloth
6. Lust
7. Pride

How many do we see in our politicians, their wives, the "pastors" and their women of shinga shinga and ourselves?

Re: The day after the buffet

PostPosted: 16th May 2012, 12:08
by Slumdog Shalapungu
John Banda thats just lies you are spouting. First of all the seven deadly sins or roots sins are not biblical they are born out of christian european medieval stories. Secondly the word glutton is not to do with food or overeating . Gluttony is a word that comes from a word in hebrew which means zalal which just means being living in debauchery. This is what happens when one acts as a repeater station of things he has no grasp on and never looks into what words actually originally meant. Let the chap chew on those on that food like a true zambian and show those people what all you can eat really means

Re: The day after the buffet

PostPosted: 16th May 2012, 16:30
by Reason
Slumdog –

Firstly, where does he say these were biblical? Secondly, this list was written first by Evagrius Ponticus before the mediaeval period. Thirdly, in the original Greek Γαστριμαργία (gastrimargia) (and later “gula” on Latin) is unquestionably and exclusively related to eating.

Re: The day after the buffet

PostPosted: 16th May 2012, 16:57
by Regret
Guys,

I just went to an all you can eat buffet. Now you are pulling me through hell and all that heat and these deadly sins.

How about the seven virtues? Chastity, Temperance, Charity, Diligence, Patience, Kindness, Humility.

Anyway, Reason, thanks. Now I will think twice before another buffet.

My own research of the english word 'gluttony' says it's a derived from Latin and the literal latin meaning is to "gulp down or swallow". But like many word meanings, we don't always take the literal meaning. Words usually mean the context in which they have come to be used.

And again from my own research, the word gluttony does not exclusively refer to food, but can also means the excessive consumption of other items to the point of waste. Yes Reason, I know what you are going to say. Just like the Zambian pigs the politicians. I agree,

Re: The day after the buffet

PostPosted: 16th May 2012, 17:15
by Slumdog Shalapungu
*sigh*

First of you the word in greek for glutton is Phagos concordance word number 5314, any interlinear or concordance can eaisly prove this where you got that word really begs the question of your mindstate. Its appears on three times in the greek new testament which for your own information is not ORIGINAL, any greek bible thats exists today is as original as the four stripped adidas. I believe the word phagos appears in matthew, luke and in titus i believe. Also theres no such thing as the latin original because the latin bible aka the vulgate was written in the four century and the word glutton from what my etymology dictionary actually says comes latinj glutto. Now as a biblical scholar the most authoritative language when it comes to the bible its always hebrew, why? its because its the language we know all the prophets spoke and the language that the oldest bibles exist in. Now luckily the word glutton can be easily traced because its contained in the oldest bibles and the word as I pointed out is zalal which has nothing to do with eating . So now 'Reason' where did you get these words of gastrimargia what greek bible is this? codex sinaiticus ? imaginary codex reason fabricatacus or codex bozacus