Tuesday, April 07, 2009

St. Paul, the Used Car Guy


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"Il y a un peu de testicule au fond de nos sentiments les plus sublimes et de notre tendresse la plus épurée" Denis Diderot



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I have mentioned to people over the years that St. Paul – the one buried under the big house in Rome – was, basically, a used donkey salesman who successfully packaged and sold Christianity to the masses. This article expands on that image – making it pretty and businesslike, but still at heart, the story of a driven sales guy who could have sold hearing aides to the blind, but decided to go non-profit.

And, this is a real eye opener, Jesus was not really all that nice – it was just revisionist religion and good lighting for the advertisements that allowed him to become less ethnic and more airbrushed and savior like -- much like Leaf Garrett.



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