posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 03:09 PM
Have you ever read the 'Parable of the Nobleman & the 10 Coins' as it is placed into the mouth of R. Yehoshua bar Yosef the Galilean ('Jesus') in
the Greek 'canonically Nicene Approved' gospels e.g. 'Luke" (whoever he was) chapter 19:11-27?
Check out the very last part (verse 27) of that 'harmless 'little parable, even more vicious in Koine Greek, but here it is in American English:
'And he spoke to them a parable when they were near Jerusalem because they thought that the Kingdom of [Heaven] would materialize immediately.
And he said, "A nobleman went off to a distant country to obtain the kingship for himself and then to return. He summoned ten of his slaves and gave
them ten gold coins and told them, 'Engage in trade with these until I return.'
His fellow citizens, however, despised him and sent a delegation after him to announce, 'We do not want this man to be king over us.'
But when he returned to them, after coming into his Kingdom, he had the slaves summoned to him, to whom he had given the money, to learn what interest
they had gained by trading. The first came forward and said, 'Sir, your gold coin has earned ten additional ones.'
He replied, 'Well done, you good slave you ! You have been faithful in this very small matter; you will therefore be faithful [in larger
matters]therefore take charge of ten cities.'
Then the second came and reported, 'Your gold coin, sir, has earned five more.' And to this servant too he said, 'You may take charge of five
Then the last slave came to him and said, 'Master, here is your gold coin; I kept it stored away in a handkerchief, for I was afraid of you,
because you such a mean person; you always steal things that you did not set down yourself and you always harvest in those fields where you did not
He said to him, 'With your own words I shall condemn you, you naughty slave ! You knew how callous I am seizing things I do not lay down and
harvesting fields where I do not plant; why did you not put my money in a bank? Then on my return would I not have collected it with interest?'
And to those standing by he said, 'Take the gold coin from him and give it to my slave who already has the ten !'
But they said to him, 'Master, he already has ten gold coins.' '
But he said to them Amen Amen I say to you, to everyone who has riches, even more will be given, but from the one who has no riches, even the little
he does have will be taken away from him !
Now as for those enemies of mine, those men who did not want me as their king over them, bring them here and kill them all before my face(s) !! "
Still sound like a loving little harmless Rebbe telling harmless little stories ? Why don't you read it again a couple dozen times and think about
what is actually being said here !!
[edit on 15-8-2008 by Chrystostomus]