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... and so the thread ends, with you unwilling to answer a simple question to vindicate your claim, which may now be relegated to the trash bin.
I agree that Paul was an ambitious politician who distorted the words of Jesus,
The idea that he influenced the book of Luke, is new to me, but I don't doubt it. It makes sense that the sensationalism of the birth Jesus and the discrepancies of the story as it is written in Matthew then embellished in Luke makes sense and exposes the manipulation by Paul, in my opinion..
This is the story of Luke, who wanted above all things to be a healer and who found that healing was not only a function of the body and of the mind but also of the spirit. While learning about the growth and training of a healer and the influences that shape his early life, we realize something of the struggle this man is having with the concept of God and the beliefs of the people with whom he lives. The young Luke is embittered when he fights for the life of Rubria, the girl he loves, and loses her in spite of his desperate efforts. His faith shattered, Luke tries to bury himself in his work, only to find that he must somehow rediscover the faith he's lost. Bare stage w/props.
Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and father of Solomon; now meet David as he really was: the cocky Jewish kid, the plagiarized poet, and the Jewish father. Listen as David tells his own story, a story both relentlessly ancient and surprisingly modern, about growing up and growing old, about men and women, and about man and God. It is quintessential Heller.
Originally posted by Akragon
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed... the little lord Jesus lay down his sweet head...