Posted: Feb 25, 2018 6:44 pm
by John Platko
GrahamH wrote:
John Platko wrote:We can't know what JC actually had in mind 2000 years ago from the bits of error riduled information we have had passed down to us. We can only take our best guess at it. Give the ideas a go and then see what happens.

Right, so that is your error when you wrote this:

John Platko wrote:

Obviously Jesus didn't mean that if you want to follow him you must abandon your family, he didn't abandon his family.

Not obvious.

Of course it's obvious. JC would have been a complete asshole if he meant that you must abandon your family to follow him.

Which reminds me of a parable.

One time when I was driving across the country I decided to take a break and check out the University of Notre Dame. I was wandering around the Cathedral there, a bit puzzled by a painting of Jesus and I asked the guide what it represented, He told me it was Jesus at the death of Joseph. I thought for a second and said, "I don't remember that Bible story," he smiled and said it's not from the Bible, it's from Christian tradition. And they put it right there up front in the Cathedral.