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27-09-2013, 07:16 AM (This post was last modified: 29-09-2013 05:05 PM by Bucky Ball.)
Bill O'Reilly, The Gospel according to ...
On Sunday, on 60 Minutes, Norah O'Donnell will be interviewing O'Reilly about his new re-write of the gospels, which "The Holy Spirit" told him to write.
LOL
Lots of news this week about people listening to, and acting on, the voices in their heads.

O'Reilly says Jebus was "innocent", that he was singled out for cruel treatment, and was crucified in an especially cruel manner.

Of course that is a flat out lie. O"Reilly is no historian, and apparently neither is the person who actually wrote the book onto which he slapped his name to make it sell.

There were thousands of Roman crucifixions in Jerusalem during the years of the Roman occupation. We know that from Josephus, and many other sources. They were all done in the same way. Many who were executed were executed with no trial, by "standing order" during the Pax Romana. Jebus was in NO way unique. He was a common crook/trouble-maker, (if he even existed).

The entire economy of Jerusalem was built and focused for centuries, on the temple and the festival cycles. Kind of like a Disney World. The Jerusalem political and religious authorities had over the centuries, purposely engineered/limited a central worship site, (mostly as a result of the "Persian Imperative" brought back from exile by the prophet Ezra from the Emperor Artaxerxes), and specifically worked hard to close down and devalue the many other centers of worship for reasons of economic and political centralization. The temple business was HUGE. The entire city's main business was the temple; sacrifices, animals for sacrifices, places for ritual purification before making the offerings, priests who were PAID to do the sacrifices, places to stay over-night for the Jews who were expected at least once during their lives, to come to Jerusalem to do the sacrifice thingy, animal feeding and bartering businesses, "currency converters" whose legitimate role was to change Roman currency to Jewish currency, for ritual reasons, as Roman currency was not allowed for use in any of the ritual payments, etc etc.

Along comes one of many wandering apocalyptic preachers and causes a ruckus with the currency converters.

Is that "innocence" ?
Hardly.

A common trouble-maker, who would have very well, known the risk he took, in threatening the temple economy ?
I think so.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/...rrest.html


Edit: The juxtaposed it with another piece about schizophrenics listening to voices in their heads. Great job CBS !!

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Yeah, for verily I say unto thee, and this we know : Jebus no likey that which doth tickle thee unto thy nether regions.

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27-09-2013, 07:21 AM
RE: The Gospel according to Bill O'Reilly
Don't be thick, Bucky.

Of course Jezzee was innocent! Bill'O knows this in heart.

That's good enough for me. What more evidence do you need?

And a divine revelation!?!?! Honestly, Bucky, you can't argue with that, can you?

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27-09-2013, 09:58 AM
RE: The Gospel according to Bill O'Reilly
Bill O'Reilly is a big blubbering vagina. Drinking Beverage


*apologies to the ladies, it is a quote*

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27-09-2013, 10:04 AM
RE: The Gospel according to Bill O'Reilly
(27-09-2013 09:58 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  Bill O'Reilly is a big blubbering vagina. Drinking Beverage
Hey! That's a massive insult to vaginas! Angry

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27-09-2013, 10:18 AM
RE: The Gospel according to Bill O'Reilly
(27-09-2013 07:21 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Don't be thick, Bucky.

Of course Jezzee was innocent! Bill'O knows this in heart.

That's good enough for me. What more evidence do you need?

And a divine revelation!?!?! Honestly, Bucky, you can't argue with that, can you?

Before you know it Bucky will be telling us he can explain the tides. Bill O is a mind like no other and all that fancy book learnin can't come close to him.Drinking Beverage

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