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  •  I guess I don't think about it as (0+ / 0-)

    deeply as you do.  Perhaps it's because the only reason I think about it at all is when I've argued about it with those who still harbor ill will towards the Jews because of it.  When talking to people like that, it's best to keep it simple.  Without the death, there is no resurrection.  Period.

    As far as the moneychangers thing goes, I, too, think he was outraged by the commerce taking place in the temple.  The ones who really profited from that commerce were the priests.  It's not unrelated to how I feel now when I vote for someone who ends up "doing business" while in office instead of governing on my behalf.  It's quite easy to imagine Jesus, the man, going postal on the facilitators of that system.

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Mon Sep 03, 2012 at 12:58:25 PM PDT

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