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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Prodigal Son

Why do so many people not reward the unselfish person that does the most good? The answer is 'The Prodigal Son' parable. My father never liked that story and neither do I. It rewards those that did nothing and pushes aside the person that did the most and makes them 'equal.'

First of all, I don't believe Yeshua, the Christ, ever said it. Or someone corrupted what he actually said...a person who believed the weak should be rewarded and cared for. It is a terrible story that dominates most peoples' thinking today. The strong person must be punished. The weak must be coddled and we have to pretend they deserve credit for what the faithful person did.

I see it over and over. The weak hate the strong and try to beat them down. It is easy to do now-a-days with so many bleeding heart liberals and mentally ill, sanctimonious women out there. Yes, I am a woman but I see the truth quite clearly.

Here's another one that Yeshua did not say: Exodus 21:24, 'eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.' This phrase only appears in newer translations of the Bible. The Aramaic version addresses the Beatitudes and states, '39But I am saying to you, you shall not rise up against an evil person, but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him also the other. 40And whoever wants to sue you and take your coat, leave for him also your cloak. 41Whoever compels you to go one mile with him, go with him two miles. 42Whoever asks you, give to him, and whoever wants to borrow from you, do not refuse him'  There is no mention of 'Blessed are the weak...'

It also states, '20For I say to you, that unless your goodness will exceed that of the Scribes and the Pharisees, you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.'

Over and over early translations of the Bible show us that Yeshua was against those Zealots in Herod's Temple...those Judeans.

Same as with Machiavelli's book, The Prince: 'It is easier to hurt a kind man because he cannot injure you.' All these things put together, the Prodigal Son, an Eye for an Eye and Machiavelli makes good men's lives miserable. And that is the way it is supposed to be, evidently.

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