April 28, 2005

I'm a Pharisee?

I was called a Pharisee by a conservative Christian recently. Why? Apparently, because I disagreed with his religious beliefs.

Dr. Laniac's Articles:

What fundamentalists overlook, of course, is which side of the social spectrum Jesus associated with. It was not the powerful, the wealthy, the established order. It was fishermen, tax collectors, prostitutes, lepers, the poor, the outcasts of society. Who did Jesus reserve his harshest words for? The Pharisees. The Pharisees were the religious fundamentalists of his day and they were powerful, wealthy, and the arbiters of who and what was appropriately pious. They were also notable hypocrites. Is this starting to sound familiar?

Article also contains a more detailed references from an online Catholic encyclopedia. Via Rox Populi, via feminist blogs.

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