Blinded by the fight ...

OK, next up, Acts 13:6-11

The Paul formerly known as Saul takes a Mediterranean cruise to Cyprus.

Blue Grotto, Capri. Where Paul should have gone.

The proconsul there is an intelligent man. It tells us that, but I've got my doubts because not only does the guy wanna hear Paul preach (lose 9 intelligence points right there), the guy has a sorcerer working for him. How intelligent is that?

Paul and Magic Man go eyeball to eyeball, and Paul lets loose his Blind Effect

“You are going to be blind for a time, not even able to see the light of the sun.”
and they have to lead his opponent off by the hand. Whoa, these guys play rough! Immediately I'm itching to know, how long is 'a time'? Like an hour or so? Or till judgment day, what? They never say, except the Greek sometimes gets translated as 'a season', so .. maybe 3-4 months?

I googled all the christian sites on the internet and not one of them gives flying fuck if this guy ever got his sight back. It shows the power and glory of the Lord, y'see, and that's all that matters. Me, I wanna know, it doesn't quite mesh with that whole 'God is love' message, if you catch my drift. They do say how it ends.

12 When the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching about the Lord.
I'd be amazed too, even if I do know about conversion disorders, but what 'teaching'? Blinding some guy is teaching? Maybe, teaching the proconsul he better not fuck with this new guy if he wants to stay in one piece. Ah, the power of rational argument.
The Blinding of Elymas, 1516, with extra blasphemy

1 comment:

Andy said...

OK, since you made the -9 to IQ points reference - isn't there a D&D spell called Blind?