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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka
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    Hatred destroys our ability to enjoy even our food. The Bible puts it this way: Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

    Could anyone interpret the excerpt for me, and explain the implication behind?

    (Whose hatred is it? That of a stalled ox?)
    It's not the best example to use as a way of clarifying a statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by Taka
    The sentences:

    Hatred destroys our ability to enjoy even our food. The Bible puts it this way: Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

    Could anyone interpret the excerpt for me, and explain the implication behind?

    (Whose hatred is it? That of a stalled ox?)
    It's not the best example to use as a way of clarifying a statement.
    It's an approach called "down your throat and into your stomach", TDOL. And it works on many levels....once you taste a good steak yourself, you will know exactly what a "stalled ox" tastes like.

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    I'm happy to eat the stalled ox or any other, preferably with odd herb.

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