Continuing on our theme of "Folly to be wise ..". Wisdom is spoken of highly in the Bible, something to be sort after, something to be treasured. A gift that will bring a person wealth and prosperity, but if ignored, or treated unkindly, or unjustly, could also turn on the person and cause them great … Continue reading (4) Wisdom as a strange woman …
The original title of this blog was "Wisdom as a bitch". For those who have just dropped in, my premise is to examine Wisdom in Proverbs as female, wise and loving in the way that Jesus described his 'Father', not Joseph but God. The chapters I am use specifically define wisdom as female. Proverbs 1:20-33, … Continue reading (2) The dark side of Wisdom
Ok, so I am playing with words .. but here's a thought ... who is 'us'?In my translation of the Bible (New Oxford Annotated Bible Fourth Edition) the 'Lord' said, "Come, let US go down and confusion their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech". This throws me back to the conversation at … Continue reading More babble about Babel
Who is God? .. or even ‘what is God’? I remember a discussion, well, almost a discussion, with an interesting young male Christian who, when asked not to use the Bible as a source of reference for ‘who is God’ gave up the argument straight away, because the Bible is the only source, or ‘Word’, … Continue reading Observing Genesis: The Tower of Babel and Faith
Jesus was hung on a cross for humanity’s sins. We know he was crucified because we have proof now, but the ‘why’ of this is up for interpretation. Christian folk have been taught that he was an innocent man tortured to save each of us, condemned for no reason but that he spoke out against … Continue reading Why do we keep punishing Jesus?
... the reason for the season. Last Christmas, and many Christmases before that one, I have seen those words on signs outside various churches around many towns. I remember the first time I saw it, I thought how untrue it was. Here was the Xmas rush happening around me, more traffic, more toys, more goods … Continue reading Jesus is …
Afternoon all, This one has always been a puzzle for me. A God, who 'is' everything, 'created' everything, 'owns' everything, is omnipotent, omnipresent, very controlling (OT), or not controlling at all (NT), etc, wants the puny humans to go and kill others of It's creations and lay them on an altar of 'stone' or whatever, … Continue reading Why did God require Sacrifice?