From: Nichael Cramer (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Feb 05 1998 - 09:35:34 EST
Peter Phillips wrote:
> You see it's evidently only us Brits who understand Jesus humour :>)
> From: Mark Goodacre [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> [... re Jesus and humor ...]
> If Jesus were writing Emails, he would have had to make
> liberal use, I think, of smiley faces.
In point of fact, there is textual evidence that He did exactly this.
Knowing, as we do, that the KJV was Jesus' native language, I turn in the
copy here on my desk to Matt 24:15 where we can read:
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation,
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place
(whoso readeth, let him understand :)
The tradition, however, clearly preceeds Jesus, as we can see from
Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which
reigned from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and
twenty provinces :)
Similarly, we find the "net.smirk" at Mark 5:13:
And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went
out, and entered into the swine: and the heard ran violently down
a steep place into the sea (they were about two thousand ;) and
were choked in the sea.
I leave it to the more exegetically inclined on the list to decide whether
this means 1] that Jesus wasn't really serious about the "abomination"
bit, 2] the authors were joking about the 127 provinces or the 2000 swine
or 3] we finally have conclusive proof that the Holy Ghost has no nose.
-- Nichael Cramer work: email@example.com home: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.sover.net/~nichael/
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