Re: 2 Corinthians 12:3

Date: Tue Jun 24 1997 - 00:32:45 EDT

James C. Clardy, Jr. writes on 6/23/97:

> I'm not trying to turn this research toward some weird theological
> point, or even to personally suggest Paul had some kind of "near death
> experience." However, it seems clear to me that this was no ordinary
> event, or, perhaps it was. Anyway, it made an impact upon him which
> that "thorn in the flesh" would never permit him to talk about.
> Neither does he seem to suggest that it was an hallucination. However,
> that statement probably reveals my prejudice.

Maybe it was the same experience which turned Ignatius Loyola into a
soldier for God--a cannonball between the legs. No, anachronistic. A
spiritual cannonball, perhaps? :-0

Will Wagers "Reality is the best metaphor."

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