11829Re: Sophia and Religous sentiments
- Nov 8, 2006--- In email@example.com, "holderlin66"
> Holderlin brought about Giordano Bruno:
> "Bruno answered the sentence of death by fire with the
> threatening: "Perhaps you, my judges, pronounce this sentence
> against me with greater fear than I receive it." He was given eight
> more clays to see whether he would repent. But it was no use. He
> taken to the stake and as he was dying a crucifix was presented toIn much the same way, Stephen, lead deacon of the seven deacons
> him, but he pushed it away with fierce scorn."
> Bradford comments;
> "...as he was dying a crucifix was presented to him, but he pushed
> it away with fierce scorn."
appointed by the apostles, roared in righteous indignation, "God
does not live in a house built with human hands!", when brought
before the Sanhedrin on charges of secretly teaching the principles
of Christianity to the disapora widows of the Greek community
there. And Saul watched as the order to stone Stephen to death was
declared, and held their cloaks while they did so. And it was he
who also dragged and buried the body of Stephen, who was an initiate
of the Apostles of Christ.
It is said that Stephen's glorious oration against the machine that
constituted the Sanhedrin caused him to be transformed into a being
of transfiguring light; the same pentecostal light that had
descended on the twelve disciples in the upper room of Joseph of
Arimethea a few years before. But this only served to further
enrage the members of the Sanhedrin, and the order to stone for
blasphemy was decreed. But Saul was extraordinarily moved by it
all, as he witnessed this and also his own role in carrying out the
sentence. It was to be the founding event that would lead to his
own transformation on the road where his beast of burden would kick
out against the pricks.
Ironically, it would be he who would soon experience the "whince of
the licks" against his own flesh as the condemned lying Jew traitor
of the Hebrew culture; a crazy loon who would give it all up in
order to be a martyr of early Christendom. For Judaism, it could
only be further proof of the lunacy and lie of Christianity, first
declared so when Jesus had felt the pain of those nails.
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