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
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?
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
Morning all, I've had a long break thanks to Christmas and a busy beginning to the year. Coming back to Job is a bit of a thud. I would rather not think of what God allowed to happen to this man and his family, if the story is true, which is unlikely, given its history … Continue reading Job and God, slave and master
For the past week or so I have been reading deeply into Job. For the benefit of those who don't know, I have been reading the Christian Bible itself, in various translations, and commentaries .. over 300 pages worth .. on the subject of the Book of Job. Oh, I know, in the scheme of … Continue reading Why did God hate Job?