Wednesday, May 17, 2006
DON'T READ FURTHER IF YOU WANT TO BE SURPRISED BY THE MOVIE OR BOOK.
As for Jesus marrying Mary and settling down with a family. I can't see what the fuss is about. It's not like he married Matthew or Luke... and there's no word of Mary sneaking into Egypt for an abortion. Sounds like good Christian values all around. Give them a mini-van and a split level and they'd fit right in to most neighborhoods.
The other positive angle is that any one of us could study our genealogy and discover Jesus was our great (many times) grandpa. Ironically, he could have even been the great grandpa of the President of Iran - wouldn't that be an interesting sequel!
As for Jesus, he had to be doing something in that time between around 12 and 30. Most young Jewish men married - why wouldn't he?
so maybe Jesus got some, perhaps that's why he was such a great guy.
fictional book people, fiction - sheesh. imagine if we all took Life of Brian this seriously....
I haven't read the book - the synopsis sounds dull - I won't be persuaded by the hype either.
but wouldn't it be cool to have jesus as a neighbour! great in BBQ season - no fear of running out of booze and food!
more people with their knickers in a knot.
book was interesting, I tend to say away from the "big summer hits" so don't think I'll be seeing it either.
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