Thursday, November 15, 2007

Don't mess with Jesus

One chapter of Mark in the Christian Bible shows Jesus in a terrible mood:
The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. Then he said to the tree, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard him say it.

On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.

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In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. Peter remembered and said to Jesus, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!"

Mark 11: 12-16, 20-21

Jesus ruined a tree that did not produce fruit out of season (note: Jesus' dad made every tree on Earth) and then flipped over trinket tables in church. Of course, God the Father routinely put people to death for disobeying him, but that's tough love, and Jesus was supposed to be the gentle part of the trinity.

1 comment:

psychodevil said...

Jesus was the original 50cent.