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
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?
Let me set the scene: a discussion on another site, with a person (A) who says that the Bible says s/he is justified to seek vengeance against another person (B), by cursing them .. literally using a spell. This person (B) had done the victim (A), and others s/he says, harm, and the curse had … Continue reading Vengeance is Mine!
Good afternoon all, I was going to write about the concept of vengeance in the bible, OT & NT, but got distracted by a blog from Heather "Move from this Mountain" and then dropped in on Stephen's Space where he has taken all my questions in my second post in September 2011 and answered them … Continue reading Dancing with the Word