Saturday, May 30, 2015

No Mob?

There is this story in the Bible in which I consider to be a clue that the whole thing didn't happen in reality and... No, it's not the resurrection story, or those miracles. Well, yeah, but this story is a real cream of the crop I would say.

It can be found in Mark 11:15–19, Matthew 21:12–27, Luke 19:45–48 and John 2:13–16

The story goes like this: Jesus visited the Temple in Jerusalem where the courtyard is described as being filled with livestock and the tables of the money changers, who changed the standard Greek and Roman money for Jewish and Tyrian money. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. And he told those who sold the pigeons, "Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of trade."


Now Jesus did what? Without meeting any retaliation from those money changers? That's too unbelievable.

Imagine going to Quiapo, then start kicking those booths where they sell those graven images, turn over those card tables and then make a whip and start whipping all those people with a rope cord. Surely, someone in that group will stand up and give your ugly mug a taste of his fist. Now, here a guy like Jesus who can just whip everyone with a rope cord without facing the force of the entire mob of money changers and you want me to believe this shit really happened?

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