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November 12th, 2009

Because words don't actually *mean* things .... @ 09:25 pm

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"Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve."
-- Luke 22:3

"Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly."
-- John 13:26-27

That's right, dad: nowhere in the King James version of the bible does it say that Satan entered Judas.

And, yes, dad, when the bible says that Satan entered Judas, clearly, entered doesn't mean entered - it totally means something else. I don't know what but something. Because nowhere in the King James version of the bible does it say that Satan enters anyone - least of all, Judas.

And, you're right, dad: when I argue passionately about something, I should definitely make sure I know what I'm talking about. Since I've never read the bible, or listened to people who know what they're talking about, or have actually given thought to my opinion, or anything like you have.

But, you know, dad, there is one thing that doesn't makes sense to me: my brother is the "anti-religion" because he's a Dischordian who worships Eris, but me, the atheist, I'm religious. How does that work, exactly? And, for someone who's agnostic and completely not religious, well, you seem awfully touching when it comes to criticizing the bible. Just saying.

PS: I completely don't understand what the point of Jesus Christ Superstar is despite it being my favorite rock opera in addition to listening to the soundtrack ever since I was little - the point of the whole thing just went over my dainty little head.

Which totally has nothing to do with the Jewish priests wanting to keep their power or Judas being torn between his friendship with Jesus and the worry over the possible destruction of their people. It totally has to do with Jesus opening the gates of heaven because two morons in the Garden of Eden ate some fruit. Totes.
 
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