TIL that people used to think the kidneys governed one's conscience, and several Bible verses say God inspects the kidneys of the dead. Jewish tradition holds that one kidney counsels what is good, and the other what is evil.

TIL that people used to think the kidneys governed one's conscience, and several Bible verses say...

in reality they both get pickled in the unholy fire water of the devil. downs another shot of vodka

Maybe yours. Mine are nourished by the Holy Water of Jesus. chugs wine straight from the bottle

Governing one's conscience? You gotta be kidney.

My heart thinks those people were silly to believe that.

In the event that you've donated a kidney, how do you tell which one you still have?

Yeah, but having a kidney on each shoulder, one with horns and the other with wings and a halo, just doesn't have the same reaction, y'know?

I have a gut feeling that they were wrong.

I just looked both of the verses up (in the Bible), listed in the Wiki article... and neither one have the word kidney in them. Maybe somebody looked through versions until they found one that did?

I've never bean more serious

I'm pretty sure both my kidneys are evil as they drink everything in sight.

I'm a kidney donor and this was my first thought.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enteric_nervous_system

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gut-second-brain/

http://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/09/gut-feeling.aspx

Urine* for a surprise

An ex-gf of mine only had one kidney. TIL apparently it was the evil one.

oh, piss off

It's in the KJV:

Psalms 7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

Revelations 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

Another example is Psalms 26:2:

Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

Hey, uh. I'm considering seeing if I'm a match for a friend of mine, who lost one kidney as a child, and whose other kidney is on its way out. We're both 17. Do you mind letting me know a little bit of how it is that one would go about seeing if they're a match for someone else?

Euphoric

Yeah I don't see what the big deal is. The intent was the same as saying we use our hearts to feel. Might not be scientific in the strictest sense but people understand what you're talking about.

Linguistics! You can't understand metaphor with science alone.

John was fuckin ready, just waiting for us to say something.