Hi All !
Quick question: what does God Speed mean to Christians ?
Sorry if it's dumb but hey you think you are smart ???
What does it matter what it means to Christians ?
Surely what matters is the actual meaning of the quote, no ? If it means something it means the same to everyone.
Personally I think it's rather a nice way to wish someone all the very best of luck and support and I don't believe in the man anyway
May the wind be ever at your back and the sun ever on your faces. May your sword lie light in your hand and heavy in the memories of your enemies
Hmmm, this is a bit iffy, but I'll let it stay as long as there's no religion bashing.
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I think it means something along the lines of 'good luck' to a ship or sailer.
It's kind of tradition isn't it? I'm sure non-Christians here would say it anyway.
Originally Posted by BDC
God Speed means a quick and safe journey under God's watchful eye, be it by foot, ship, horse, etc..
O well, seems like 'some' people decide to ruin a perfectly valid threat. Nice going guys... doc bean
When you "God Speed" to someone it means you hope they get to their destination with God's speed. So they get there really fast like GOd would if he used his ultra fast speed.
"God Speed" - this commander appears to fly - or walk - as if he is being carried by a heavenly host. +200% Movement Points
Non christians don't say it.
sure they do, just like they say "oh my God" as well.Originally Posted by Efrem
They say Oh My God, but I have never heard a non christian say god speed. Or a christian either for that matter, maybe its just not an Aussie thing to do.
I think you only really say it to the captain of a ship or when launching one... Which doesn't happen too often.Originally Posted by Efrem
I want a yacht. How do you spell that?
E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-EOriginally Posted by BDC
Plus I think Santa's going to have a hard time getting it down the chimney.
Byzantine Prince-"Santa is dead."
Santa-"Byzantine Prince is dead."
God - "Byzantine Prince ownz Santa ass"
yacht (yät) n.Originally Posted by BDC
1. Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels, generally with smart graceful lines, used for pleasure cruises or racing.
2. A large hole in the water into which one throws large amounts of money.
"What, have Canadians run out of guns to steal from other Canadians and now need to piss all over our glee?"
Non-Christians say it as well. Redleg gave the best definition of the meaning. But maybe we're all wrong, maybe its God's choice of drug!!!
LOL!! Good one Devastatin DaveOriginally Posted by Devastatin Dave
lmao!Originally Posted by Devastatin Dave
I think it justs means good luck.
Says it just means "With great swiftness"
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I pledge allegiance to the underworld One nation under dog,There of which I stand alone,A face in the crowdUnsung, against the mold
Without a doubt
The only way I know
Stepped out of the line,Like a sheep runs from the herd
Marching out of time,To my own beat now
The only way I know
One light, one mind,Flashing in the dark
Blinded by the silence of a thousand broken hearts
"For crying out loud" she screamed unto me
A free for all,Screw 'em all
You are your own sight
I want to be the minority,I don't need your authority
Down with the moral majority,I want to be the minority
Personally, I know what it means from the "pirate jargon" but I wonder what lies behind it. Anyone knows?
Btw, please backroom addicts, leave this thread alone!
I've never seen it used except in books. Books with medieval themes. Sure sounds like something a TV priest would say to people, though.
If you're fighting fair you've made a miscalculation.
The word Godspeed is used to wish a person good fortune or success, as on starting a journey, a new business, etc. It is usually found in expressions of the sort "to bid (a person) Godspeed."
Godspeed is a nominalization of the phrase God speed (you), understanding which depends on two things: speed in this sense means 'to prosper; succeed', which is now archaic, but which is the original sense of the word; and the verb is subjunctive, expressing a wish, with the entire phrase meaning "may God cause you to succeed."
The word Godspeed (which can also be written God-speed) is from Middle English, first found in personal names in the thirteenth century.
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From my experience with the SCA, a midevil reinactmnet group, it is simply a shortned version of "may God speed (watch over, protect) you on your way.
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Muslims in the Balkans (perhaps Turkey also ?) say a phrase which essentially means the same thing: Allah -e- Imanet which is said when you leave someone (as in bye). The literal meaning is a bit different but the idea is the same -> God protect and watch over you.
Precisely "Allah'a emānet ol" (to whom that leaves or stays) or "Allah'a emānet" (for something that is cared/feared for).
Linguistics stuff below:
The second one includes an untold "olsun" or "ola" at the end, which is the third person imperative or optative of the verb "ol-" ("be") respectively. Therefore, the first statement is directed to the second person while the latter is concerned for an absent third person.
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