- Feb 13, 2014
Were some of the letters written by Paul not actually written by other people.
You can't pick and choose, ReF.And if so why?
Personally I prefer the Gospel of St John and the Pauline Epistles; I will explain why later.
Alas! And I'd always thought of you as someone old enough to have recovered from effects of an Irish education.... St.John is too complicated for me
Thanks.Alas! And I'd always thought of you as someone old enough to have recovered from effects of an Irish education.
John is clear enough if you go to an online English translation, say John 1 - ESVBible.org , and then 'copy and paste' it into a new Word document using a size and style of script that you find easy to read.
You can then start 'breaking it up' into readable chunks; and you'll make it even more readable if you use different colours and highlighters.
Here's a new video, just out, with Andrew Gemmill who explains why he believes that Paul's second letter to Timothy is not written as advice to a young evangelist; it's written to a mature experienced gospel-preacher who's showing signs of 'burn-out', and in danger of 'going off-message'.... Personally I prefer the Gospel of St John and the Pauline Epistles ...
One of those weird little effects of a story being part of the cultural wallpaper is that hardly anyone ever asks how Mr Jesus managed to find four lads called 'Matthew', 'Mark', 'Luke' and 'John' in Judea two thousand years ago.
Otherwise the bible is full of Baphomets and Shepshebahs and what have you.
Think about it for a bit... it is almost as if the story was anglified at some point. 'Peter'. 'Saul that is called 'Paul' and so on.
It is almost as weird as being in Egypt and hearing some fellow in Cairo shouting 'hey Spot come back here' after his dog.
A bit strange, no?
That's a fair question, Cahal.
Pls leave the Philatelists out of this. Afaik Paul never wrote to themTrue though. All these early bishops firin' off letters to all and sundry proposing to interpret what Mr god actually meant.
I suppose it was money in the pocket for the ancient post-office what with the stamps and the price of scrolls at the time you'd have been laughing if you'd had a stationery shop nearby and doing a roaring trade in stamps and the ink and styluses and so on.
Very pompous letters too. Like they were all vying to be seen as Mr god's senior civil servant or Secretary General in the Department of What An Unclear god Might Really Have Meant.
Myself I've a notion that they were very publicly making it all up between them. But sure that wouldn't have mattered much to the early Roman postal service.
Anyways. Where were we all before yiz distracted me with your meanderings.