Probably the first entry where the title has a bearing on the content. I've been pondering my controversial last posting and wondering how many people recognize the somewhat spurious nature of the central argument:
Jesus wasn't executed because he preached gentility and brotherhood. Nor was he killed as a consequence of practicing same. The Romans did not say (not even once) "That Jesus is a really nice guy - let's kill him" No he was an insurrectionist, a rebel leader against the empire, and therefore a threat. That's pretty obvious - though apparently not to billions of followers since who prefer the retro version whereby the whole thing was preordained and Pilate washes his hands of it.
Posted by berko_wills at 3:53 PM NZT
Updated: Tuesday, 22 July 2003 3:35 PM NZT