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#Occupy Jerusalem

Occupy Milwaukee

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While watching the Occupy movement gain notoriety; something about all this just sounded awfully familiar, but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was.   Then, after viewing a humorous post from Dr. James McGrath, the light came on.  (Remember, I’m not the brightest sandwich in the toolshed)

With the apologetics of Republican Jesus being hailed throughout American Christianity, losing the radical Jesus is a given, I suppose.  So without further ado, I present another #Occupy movement, ripped right out of the pages of the earliest Christian Gospel.

When they came to Jerusalem, he went into the temple and began to throw out those who were selling and those who were buying in the temple. He overturned the moneychangers’ tables and the chairs of those who sold doves.

He wouldn’t even let >anyone< carry a vessel through the temple.

Then he began to teach them, saying, “It is written, is it not, ‘My house is to be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have turned it into a hideout for bandits!”

When the high priests and elders heard this, they began to look for a way to kill him. For they were afraid of him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.
(Mark 11:15-18)

Can a man change his stars?  Can a movement change the world?  Or does challenge to authority always end up badly?  It does for someone, dat’s fo sho !  *shout out to Muammar*

It didn’t seem to turn out well for Jesus either.  But times, they are a changin’.

Power to We, the People.



3 thoughts on “#Occupy Jerusalem

  1. You certainly hit the nail on the head.

    And what happened to Christianity was it got coopted by Rome 300 years later. We have been living with the results ever since.

    Posted by Ed | October 21, 2011, 1:27 pm
  2. Pretty effin’ brilliant, X!

    I’m having dinner with a crowd of people tonight who will be interested to hear this. I’ll let you know how it all turns out.

    Oh, and I consider you by far and away the sharpest sandwich in the toolshed!

    aka Dearth

    Posted by jmwordsmith | October 21, 2011, 6:47 am


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