“Did The Pharisees really say these words to Jesus? Did Jesus really say these words to the Pharisees? Was Jesus real? Is he really the Son of God? Is God real? If he is real – is he really like I have been told he is? And if God is real and he loves me – why does he let bad things happen?”
How is it that these “authenticity questions” never go away. Why after 2000+ years are people still asking the same things? Will “we” ever convert everyone to the right way of living and believing? When will God return and save us from all this hassle?
“I disagree with Jesus on this one.”
I think we should all take the time and trouble to find fault with the words attributed to Jesus in the bible. Maybe then we might all stop alienating those who believe AND those who don’t.
“Let them eat cake might not be literal – but has a quality that is timeless. These words of the bible might not be literal – but they too have a quality that is timeless.”
This teaching and preaching malarkey again …
I think today we would call Jesus a “false teacher”. Probably run him out of town. Troll him on twitter and social media. Warn others to steer clear. Maybe. Enjoy the reading.
“Let them eat cake!”
Is a famous quote attributed to Marie-Antoinette during the French Revolution. The peasants have no bread ma’am and they are revolting. Let them eat cake then like we do silly peasants!
Or maybe just another “attributed quote” making sense of a morality tale. Maybe those words were never said at all … Encyclopaedia Brittanica
“Then the Pharisees and the scribes said to Jesus, “John’s disciples, like the disciples of the Pharisees, frequently fast and pray, but your disciples eat and drink.” Jesus said to them, “You cannot make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you? The days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.” He also told them a parable: “No one tears a piece from a new garment and sews it on an old garment; otherwise…
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