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
In investigating the Self (myself) through Wisdom Literature, my first question has to be - 'am I any the wiser for this long journey?' And who measures that wisdom, if not myself? Am I kinder, more worthy of love, a speaker of peace, less likely to judge, than when I was the child .. right … Continue reading Turning a new leaf – the Self through Wisdom Literature
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
God created Adam; we will ignore Lilith for the purpose of this discussion. We know God created Adam, because he did it twice. I have to wonder what was wrong with the first version. That being said, I looked up Genesis and it reads “Let ‘us’ make humankind in our image, according to our likeness … Continue reading Observing Genesis: God and Adam, who created humanity?
I had a man come to the door a few weeks ago, clutching some white paper, neatly folded. I opened the door cheerfully and he told me he was from a local town, specifically a church in a local town. Being me, I love discussing theology, belief, the bible and people’s opinions about all of … Continue reading God, my way
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?