Posted: Feb 25, 2018 7:06 pm
by John Platko
SafeAsMilk wrote:
John Platko wrote:
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.

Yeah, because he couldn't possibly have been a complete asshole, right? :lol:

That's the way Thomas Jefferson and I see it.

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.

Fortunately, Jesus being an asshole is right there in black and white in the Bible, so no need for a "parable" about Christian tradition.

I prefer to give him the benifit of the doubt. Perhaps he was simply misquoted.