Archive for June 9th, 2008
‘It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.’ — Sam Adams
A Book called All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten pointed out that the basic lessons in civility and common sense we learn in Kindergarten are the ones we really need to use in later life.
In our terms, a college “education” is aimed at destroying those lessons.
I did not receive a Kindergarten education (pity and donations accepted). But I did go to Bible School, where a guy was quoted as saying, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven” He then added a comment that, in our terms, come Judgment Day the Mommy Professors of this world would wish they had never been born.
The main lesson we kept being taught in Bible School was how Jesus could not explain to the Jews that he was not here for their proposed Israeli Kingdom. He could not be their Messiah, they said, because he did not claim he could get rid of the Roman Occupation and lead the Jews to a New Age of Power like the one they never had when Israel was between the superpowers of Egypt and Mesopotamia.
To Israeli nationalists, “My kingdom is not of this earth” and “Give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s” reflected exactly what the Messiah was NOT.
Which makes it particularly funny for me when I watch Pat Robertson and the rest shouting that Christianity is All About Israel. I think it was Robertson who said that Sharon had his stroke because he wanted to compromise on Jewish settlements.
All I REALLY needed to know about Christianity was available to me in Sunday School.