I'm busy with work but want to get done with this chapter before Jesus shows up again.
The big climax (first version anyway)!
It almost passover and Jesus knows the end is near. He blames society. Society made him.
He tells his disciples to eat his body and drink his blood metaphorically (although the metaphor is totally lost on me. What does this symbolize?).
Catholics seem to take this almost literally for some reason. I personally find that pretty absurd.
Here's the lawyer speak explanation.
He asks his dad if he can get out of this dying for the sins of others plan. It doesn't make sense. But God/Father doesn't answer so he's screwed.
While the other followers sleep off the celebration, Judas gives Jesus up for 30 pieces of silver and seals the LORDS fate with a kiss. A Judas Kiss.
When the law comes knocking, Jesus' pals go running but that's OK, it's all part of the master plan. The Jews smack Jesus around before taking him to see the governor.
The priests want Jesus dead for personal/political reasons and Pilate knows this. He tries to scare the population straight by letting the crowd decide between releasing either Barabbas, a generic bad guy, or Jesus, destroyer of the status quo. The crowd picks Barrabas and condemns Jesus to death by crucifixion.
So it is true that the Jews killed Jesus. But, if they didn't the world wouldn't have all those great churches, and the cast of the Jersey Shore and rappers wouldn't have shiny crucifix bling to wear around their necks.
Do you think Snooki reads the bible?
Jesus gets beat up and mocked some more . Then nailed to a cross. He dies and is put into a followers tomb, where he supposedly raises from the dead a day and a half later. Everyone that believes this goes to heaven and lives happily ever after. The end.
While I can believe that someone named Jesus may have existed and that he may have pissed off the high priests of the temple and gotten himself killed, the whole reasoning falls flat.
Once again I question god's thinking.