Saturday, March 18, 2006

Another thought about Saul/Paul...

So we all know what a critic I am of this book the Bible that so many hold in high regard. And while always having been of the opinion that Paul should not have a place in this book, regardless of other feelings and thoughts I have about it, I just thought I'd point out something about the guy that is a glaring problem for people that take his word as gospel (pun intended...):

ACT 9:7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.

ACT 22:9 And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.

My personal opinion about Paul in general? He realized that the persecuting the Christians thing was getting old, maybe public opinion was against his little crusade against them, so he decided to get back at the Christians in another way. Or maybe his conscience finally caught up with him and did decide to convert to this new religion. Perhaps he had amnesia after falling off his ass (hehehe, that cracks me up!). Who really knows? Regardless, he and Luke should have gotten their stories straight before submitting their manuscripts to the publisher.

One other thought about biblical contradictions, something for the believers to argue about:

Matt 5:16 "In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." (NIV)

Matt 6:3-4 "But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." (NIV)

So which is it? I mean, at least we can say for sure Jesus wanted all to do good things; he himself apparently did plenty of good things. But should they be in secret? or not? In chapter 5 he is talking to his disciples after leaving the multitudes... in chapter 6 he's still in the same place talking to the same people (Talk about your long-winded preachers!).

Feel free to leave comments on your thoughts or feelings...

P.S.: Do we like the blue? Or should I go back to white?

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