Friday, August 11, 2006

Quote for the Day: Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven

"Not withstanding The Da Vinci Code and other sensationalistic books written for the gullible, Jesus was certainly celibate. When one adds that Jesus' opponents slandered him; that 'eunuch' was sometimes a word of abuse hurled at unmarried men; and that Jesus, like Paul after him, regularly picked up opponents' rebukes, imaginatively remade them, and then handed them back, we may think this: Jesus, upon being jeered as a castrate, responded by inventing a new class of eunuchs, one established by and for heaven." (Dale Allison, The Luminous Dusk, p 69)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was never anyone called Jesus, it's a fairytale...a very dangerous fairytale!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that it is not those who read the DA Vinci Code, the Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, Eunuchs for Heaven or any such books that are gullible, but those in the religion that these books decry that re gullible. Christianity is a twisted, warped, woman-hating, vicious and sadistic religion, aimed, as Professor Ranke-Heinemann states, not at humanising us, but "making moral acrobats" of us. the hypocrisy and contradictions of the Bible stand out a mile, making it niot only the most insulting, outdated, backward and ridiculous lieever concoted, but also the worst written lie.


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