Mudcat Café message #2982816 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131989   Message #2982816
Posted By: Little Hawk
08-Sep-10 - 09:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: Burning Korans
Subject: RE: BS: Burning Korans
"didn't Jesus say, I am the man sees the Father except through me?"

That's hard to say, kendall. It's impossible to say, given the fact that the little we know about him is based on a bunch of different accounts written by a bunch of different people in the decades following his death, people who each had their own political axes to grind and who disagreed about a number of things, and whom we cannot necessarily depend upon for total accuracy or objectivity regarding what Jesus said or did.

He is reputed in one of the Gospels to have said it. That doesn't mean he did say it, and it doesn't mean he has not been misquoted or quoted out of context for someone else's purposes...nor does a completely literal reading of that passage take into account an esoteric interpretation of the words which would yield quite a different take on it than the usual assumptions people make.