I was reading for New Testament yesterday afternoon. It is a book on anthropolgy focused on the people of 1st century Palestine. You can understand why it is required for New Testamen. Anyway, there is a rather long chapter on marriage and the importance of family lines. Interesting stuff to say the least. I ran across a section where the author was explaining the literal mean of "this adulterous generation" which was spoken by Jesus. Literally, it means 'bastard sons and daughters.' What an insult! So much for the cuddly Jesus typically portrayed.
That got me thinking. Does calling someone a bastard really hold the weight that it used to? I think it is one of those words that we are all taught not to use but we don't really know why. Like 'pissed'.
On a side note: We watched parts of a rendition of the Gospel of John in class. It was quite interesting considering the person that played Jesus also plays Desmond on Lost. Allen, a friend of mine and Dru, immediately texted Sarah (his wife) about it. She replied with this statement and question:
"Get out! At the crucifixion does he turn to the thief and say, 'See you in another life brother.'?"
That's terribly naughty...but hysterical.
Typically if it has been a while since I have posted I give a short apology. I am choosing not to do so this time. Life is busy and priorities begin to take shape. Apparently keeping a semi-annual post is not top on the list. That being said, I would like to apologize. Not for failing to post on my own blog, but for failing to post on spitbox. Sorry D. I have no excuses.