I'm a theology student and in class this morning I was given two pieces of scripture to read and then asked to share the connection with the rest of the group. Group sharing is not one of my favourite things but I stayed, even though the task didn't make any sense to me.
It turns out I'm not completely inept at this whole studying thing because the difference between the two historical documents I'd been given was their emphasis on social customs. As the ONLY aspie in the room, I am the last person who is going to identify a social custom, much less be able to share some of the problems it might have caused a community TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO. I can't even get the practices of 2018 right.
I'm trying to focus on the comedic value of this moment rather than re-enacting Jesus and flipping a table.
Jesus flipped a table? I don't remember reading that (although it has been quite a while indeed since I read a bible)! What was his reason / situation in the story?
I've only flipped a table once, when I realised I'd lost a card game to someone cheating.
When Jesus went badass and started kicking the payday loan lenders out of the Temple of Solomon.
I laughed at both. Why is it in so many gospels? They could have got one guy to tell the story. Mind you Jesus flipping tables is pretty cool.
Yeah, I went and looked it up after posting that and had a VERY vague recollection of having read the story. I spent most of my childhood around the bible so I should probably remember more of it than I do. Moneylenders and Dove Sellers, the usual suspects : /
Moneylenders prey on the weak. Dove sellers are the scum of the earth. They should raise taxes on dove sales, forget cigarettes, sugar, and booze. Dove sellers should be taxed heavily or the sale of doves should be abolished!