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Jesus Never Laughed.....

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  • Bob M.
    (A letter discovered in the library of the Lazarist Fathers in Rome, it is said, was written by Publius Lentilus, a member of Pontius Pilate s court. Addressed
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 3, 2007
      (A letter discovered in the library of
      the Lazarist Fathers in Rome, it is said,
      was written by Publius Lentilus, a member
      of Pontius Pilate's court. Addressed to
      the Emperor, the letter gives an unusual
      description of Christ at the beginning
      of his preaching in Judea.)

      I have learned, O Caesar, that you
      desired some information regarding this
      virtuous man called Jesus the Christ,
      whom the people consider a prophet and
      who is regarded as the son of the Creator
      of Heaven and Earth.
      It is a fact that everyday one hears
      many things told about him. To be brief,
      he makes the dead rise and he heals the
      sick. He is a man of medium size, whose
      appearance indicates both great sweetness
      and such an amount of dignity that one
      feels in looking at him that one must
      love him and at the same time fear him.
      His hair down to his ears is the color
      of ripe walnut and hangs down on his
      shoulders as a light blend and clear mass.
      It is parted in the middle, according to
      the fashion of the Nazarenes. His beard,
      of the same color as his hair, is curly
      and, although not very long, parted in
      the middle like his hair.
      His hands and arms are well-
      proportioned and attractive. His speech
      is earnest, and reserved and not over
      talkative.
      His eyes are rather severe and shine
      like the sun. It is inpossible anyone to
      look him long in the face. When he scolds,
      he inspires fear, but very soon he himself
      begins to shed tears. Even in his most
      severe moods he is affable and benevolent.
      It is said that no one has ever seen him
      laugh and that he sheds tears often.
      His conversation is agreeable and
      appealing. He is not seen very often in
      public and when he appears he carries
      himself modestly. His manners are very
      distinguished. He is even beautiful. It
      is possibly because his mother is an
      attractive and virtuous woman?

      (From the book 'Amish Roots' by John A. Hostetler)

      Bob M.
    • Bob M.
      While Jesus the Hebrew only knew the tears and the melancholy of the Hebrew, together with the hatred of Goodness and Righteousness, the longing for death
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 3, 2007
        "While Jesus the Hebrew only knew the tears
        and the melancholy of the Hebrew, together
        with the hatred of Goodness and Righteousness,
        the longing for death overtook him. Would that
        he had remained in the desert, far from the
        good and righteous! Perhaps he would have
        learned how to live and love the earth - and
        to laugh as well."

        (Nietzsche - 'Thus Spake Zarathustra')

        Bob M.
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