Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Jesus was Strung Up Fer Horse Russlin'
In an older entry, The Assertive Atheist tells us of a passage in Luke where Jesus sent his gang to steal someone's horse:
19:29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
19:30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
19:31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.
19:32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them.
19:33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
19:34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.
19:35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
19:36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.
Back in them thar days, a thief (common criminal) was hanged fer bein' a hoss stealin' varmint. So, if Jesus had existed, he would have paid a common penalty for a capital offense. Horrific, yes, but not only did he break the law, he broke the eighth commandment. Sinless, indeed. And he had to share his hill with dirty "thieves." Pity.