A Modern Flâneur walks... the Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem
Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise. ~ Luke 23:43
The comma is misplaced, there was no punctuation in the original Greek. Jesus could not have been in heaven that day, as He rose from the grave three days later (as the Jews measured days).
Beautiful. May I be as inspired once I set upon the path of discovery.
Your last sentence is a perfect description of a believer’s life…..in my opinion. I agree…. beautifully written….a piece of the puzzle for all to place on the board.
Thank you Joel, the inspiration you provide opens my mind beyond measure...
Beautifully and carefully crafted language, as usual Joel. It's really lovely to be with your family on this journey.
Again, I like the vehicle while saddened by its contents.
Yes, he did, and according to God, it was Dowd who acted as the Lamb, or you believe God a liar.
How did I miss this newsletter, alas I was observing Passover, the very same event Christians have errantly renamed the Last Super while renaming the 7 day festival Easter a fertility festival in honor of Astarte the Roman mother of god and queen of the Universe. On the Sunday closest to the equinox the rays of the sun impregnated the earth ushering forth all manner of birth and growth.
Alas the story crafted by Luke and Paul is mostly fiction, God did not die. God is an eternal being, He was not born nor could He be killed by His own creation. This not to say that every pagan god ever to be created by clerics did not die and then 3 days later rise from the dead.
If the story was true that the Jew did kill God in 33 CE it would be wise to worship the people who could kill God, not persecute the same.
The motivation for creating such a story, can be seen even today. God was able to create the universe but alas He's not able to manage money, a never ending stream of funds must be collected by paid clerics. Clerics who have taken vows of poverty while living in the grandest palaces ever crafted by men. Men who always have something to eat and a place to lay their head, while the parisioners die of plague and famine.