Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Acts 2:14-32

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.

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