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christianity, light blasphemy 

my fav part of the pauline epistles is the "shout out" sections at the end ("Greetz to my boys in Laodicea, and the whole crew at Nymphas' place")—because they really do sound just like youtuber shout outs—but also because they fix the often abstract theological content of the letters themselves to a particular social and physical context. a weird mix of posturing and name-dropping and exhortations and "i'm in prison and i don't know if i'll ever see you again"

imaginary bibliography for this toot:

are youtube videos formally epistolary? a study

greetz and shoutouts: a cultural history

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(imaginary bc i assume they exist but i didn't bother to look them up, not imaginary bc i don't think anyone has ever written on these topics before!)

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"me? double majored in cs and classics with a specialization in Early Christian Demoscene Studies"

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@aparrish parasocial relationships and social networks in early christianity: a study

@aparrish i bet there's a demoscene group called "EPISTLE" too.

@jleedev @aparrish I often have trouble parsing "demoscene" as English rather than Greek.

@jleedev @aparrish no, I think it's when you inlay metals into one another; it's named after the city of demoscus

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@aparrish Paul’s role in the early church makes a lot of sense if you think of him as a self appointed forum mod

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@Cathymarinara omg exactly!

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@Cathymarinara @aparrish Project idea: Retell the New Testament in the form of a 00's web forum.

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@jaycie @aparrish circumscion thread *CLOSED*

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My recent favourite being "I have Luke with me, but bring Mark because he's actually useful. Oh, and my coat" (2 Tim)

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@aparrish I especially do like the “and please don't throw out the red coat I forgot at your place.”

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