Paul's letter

OK, so the Bible again. I'm up to Paul's letter to the Romans. First impression = this guy is totes longwinded.  Wikipedia explains, this is not a letter, it's an epistle. An epistle, in case you don't use that word every day at work, is a long-winded  letter, that's preachy.

Preachy, Paul has it, if only to the choir. He starts out by telling the Romans he's coming to tell them about Jesus(15) even though the whole world is talking about their faith in Jesus(8)!?!  Dude, shouldn't your efforts be aimed at people who've never heard of the guy, like these pagans?

What pagans did while I was in Catholic school.

What pagans you ask? Well, gay ones--worshiping idols makes you that way, see.

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

 I've never heard it called that before.  "Oh yeah, baby. Recompene in my face!"

That's just a side dish though, he spends most of chapter one telling how they are slanderers, and murderers, and 21 other nasty things(29).

Then Chapter one ends, and Chapter two starts with

 "Don't judge people"(1).

I think I'll stop now.  

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