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Judas, not that bad after all ?

Discussion in 'General' started by dave w, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. dave w

    dave w Computer stained fingers

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  2. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Scanned the article quickly. Great documentaries disputing common interpretations exist but are rarely aired these days.

    Three translations and decades after the events, facts get blurry. But certain mistakes are glaring, even admitted by later Popes.

    Mary Magdalene was not a prostitute. And Jesus kissed her on the (missing in the apocryphal text). An early Pope deliberately associated her with a previous clause to convince people in that era the many prostitutes of the day could be redeemed.

    Moses and the Jews crossed the Reed Sea, not the Red Sea, a more modern mistake. And embarassing.

    "You will betray me!" Is also a command. There is no guarantee it is an accusation.
    "No, my Lord!" Is a plea.

    "Turn the other cheek," used to name which cheek, which meant you were being slapped disrespectfully with the back of the dominant (left) hand, force your tormentor/etc. to face you man to man. Nowhere does Jesus say never ever defend yourself.

    Of course, all this is from Read-Old-Memory (my brain's ROM).:)
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2015
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