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Re: I'm from the south and I have a point to make.

Posted by Dinah on September 5, 2006, at 13:52:59

In reply to Re: I'm from the south and I have a point to make., posted by Alexus on September 4, 2006, at 2:31:10

I think Madeline had a good original point. And it's the same concept that faith board civility guidelines are based on. Many faiths have doctrines that their followers believe, and that's fine. But they might be hurtful to those who aren't a follower of that faith, so are perhaps best left unsaid in mixed company that includes people of all faiths.

Which does leave quite a few areas that are perfectly proper for Babble, and quite a few that are not.

FWIW, I have strong opinions on this topic based on modern Christian scholarship, but they involve taking the gospels in an historical perspective, and that might be offensive to those who accept them as the literal word of God.

But I will say this. Even if you take into account that crucifixion was a Roman method of execution, and that the Jewish method would have been stoning, any references to the Jews in the old Testament should be taken in the context that Jesus and all his original followers were Jewish. All the players in this drama, with the exception of the Romans and a few gentiles within the gospel stories, at the time of Jesus's death were Jewish. So it was a Jewish man who was nailed to the cross, Jewish women who cried under that cross, Jewish people who took the body down and wept over it and wrapped it and put it in a burial space owned by a Jewish man. And it was Jewish women who came the morning after the Jewish sabbath to prepare him according to Jewish custom for a proper Jewish burial. James, and Peter and Paul and all the disciples were Jewish.

It would be like taking today's paper and saying that an American shot two men on the corner of Washington and Dryades.




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