23 February 2010

threat alert jesus (or, what began as quote of the day)

Yes, check out threatalertjesus.com

Now, for the quote of the day that took me on that rabbit trail . . .

"A tweedy poetaster who spent his time spinning out parables and Japanese koans, a literary aesthete who toyed with 1st-century deconstructionism, or a bland Jesus who simply told people to look at the lilies of the field - such a Jesus would threaten no one, just as the university professors who create him threaten no one. The historical Jesus did threaten, disturb, and infuriate people - from interpreters of the Law through the Jerusalem priestly aristocracy to the Roman prefect who finally tried and crucified him . . . A Jesus whose words and deeds would not alienate people, especially powerful people, is not the historical Jesus."

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