Year A - 2nd Sunday of Easter or Assured 2
April 27, 2014
Holy Humor Sunday
“Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I have to say.”
Even taking cultural norms into account, we have here a basic discrimination at the start of the Pentecostal movement—men are privileged.
There is nothing like taking a series of selected quotes, piling them together with a narrative they never had and passing it off as gospel truth. I don’t for a moment believe that David foresaw a resurrection of a Messiah. At best a Messiah would be a longer-lived version of David ruling from a political/military/economic throne. Death and resurrection would not apply.
In today’s world it is getting easier and easier to use Peter’s technique to sell everything including a War on Easter. In fact it is getting so easy there is an app for that.