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September 2009
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very short tirade on dominionism

You can't make people do things.

Even "Was somebody holding a gun to your head?" is not a valid question. Jesus says, methinks, that it is better to be shot.

That is all.


hm. that is an interesting question, whether jesus would prefer you to be shot. i'm doing a project on the martyrdoms in 2 maccabees. although later church fathers would rather you be shot, most likely, i'm not sure about jesus. does the "pluck your eye out" apply here? or does the plucking grain on the sabbath take precedence?

I was thinking more along the lines of the 'turn the other cheek' instruction.

It seems (the way I read it) that a lot of the how-to-live message of the Gospels says that it is far better to endure suffering than to inflict it upon another.

You raise interesting points, though. I shall ponder them. I'm sure Jesus would rather not have you shot if you could avoid it - that wasn't quite what I was getting at - bad emphasis on my part.