Say that again

Say that again

Actor Humphrey Bogart did not say “Play it again, Sam” in the 1942 film Casablanca. His colleague, Ingrid Bergman, told the pianist at Rick’s Cafe Americain Nightclub, ‚ÄúPlay it once, Sam, for old time’s sake. Play As Time Goes By. A misquote is memorable. But how did people believe this Bogart did you say it?

“I Tarzan, you Jane.” This quote is explained by an interview in which actor Johnny Weissmuller said that his role in “Tarzan the Ape Man” did not require his skills as an actor. Explainable, yes, but he didn’t provide the quote in the film.

William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in the Star Trek TV series and movies, didn’t say “Pass me Scotty” in any of them.

What did Tom Hanks’ character Forrest Gump say about a box of chocolates? Search the web to see if what Gump said in the movie is what you heard. These are harmless misquotes, but sometimes misquoting a real person can change the human score.

Web Search, Matthew 28: 16-20. Jesus, three days after his crucifixion and death, conquered death. He appeared to his surviving eleven disciples as he had predicted. The disciple Matthew quotes the resurrected Jesus. You will not find, “Now go forth and develop the Christian church,” among the words of Jesus. But many Christians believe that Jesus commanded his disciples to do this. Rather, he told his disciples to go out and make more disciples of (I think the meaning is “in”) all nations. This command opened the way to salvation for all, not only the Jewish people to whom Jesus was sent. These verses are known as the Great Commission.

Matthew wrote down what he heard (as he remembered it). Matthew also wrote Matthew 18:20, which (I believe) describes the Christian church as at least two people cooperating to worship God (in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). Jesus said in these verses that he would be there with them. This corresponds to verse 20 of Matthew 28: 16-20. To me, the emphasis seems to be on a disciple who knows and can teach the commandments of Jesus to another person who is willing to learn, accept and obey the teaching, allowing that second person to become a disciple and teach someone else.

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