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04-01-2015, 05:32 PM
God hates figs
I was just pondering that bit of the babble where our hero gets mad at a fig tree for being out of season and curses it never to bear fruit again. I think I'm remembering that right.

If he had the power to do that, why not have him make it bear fruit instantaneously? That would be a much more positive story and just as nicely unverifiable.

Was the idea to make him out to be tantrum prone?

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04-01-2015, 05:35 PM
RE: God hates figs
Low blood sugar.

He then went into the marketplace and flipped a bunch of tables, and ppl were all "jesus Christ, here eat something." And he was all "FUCK YO TABLES!"
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04-01-2015, 05:48 PM
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(04-01-2015 05:35 PM)WeAreTheCosmos Wrote:  Low blood sugar.

He then went into the marketplace and flipped a bunch of tables, and ppl were all "jesus Christ, here eat something." And he was all "FUCK YO TABLES!"

Nothing like a bunch IKEA tables to piss of a carpenter, they shoulda known better.

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04-01-2015, 05:54 PM
RE: God hates figs
In Matthew he curses it and it withered on the spot.
In Mark it takes a day to whither.
Withering fig trees seem to be a difficult thing to keep track of.

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04-01-2015, 05:57 PM
RE: God hates figs
(04-01-2015 05:32 PM)daylightisabadthing Wrote:  I was just pondering that bit of the babble where our hero gets mad at a fig tree for being out of season and curses it never to bear fruit again. I think I'm remembering that right.

If he had the power to do that, why not have him make it bear fruit instantaneously? That would be a much more positive story and just as nicely unverifiable.

Was the idea to make him out to be tantrum prone?

Why didn't he know it wasn't fig season?

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04-01-2015, 06:05 PM
RE: God hates figs
Sounds like he needs a Snickers

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04-01-2015, 06:05 PM
RE: God hates figs
Getting fruit in season is such a bother. Angel


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04-01-2015, 06:07 PM
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(04-01-2015 06:05 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Getting fruit in season is such a bother. Angel

Tracking fruits in any season can be a bother. Tongue

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04-01-2015, 06:56 PM
RE: God hates figs
But don't you know the fig story is an allegory of a parable of a conundrum wrapped in a hyperbolic metaphor?

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04-01-2015, 07:01 PM
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