Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Canon balls

Chapter 9

1) When Mary had said this, she fell silent, since it was to this point that the Savior had spoken with her.

2) But Andrew answered and said to the brethren, Say what you wish to say about what she has said. I at least do not believe that the Savior said this. For certainly these teachings are strange ideas.

3) Peter answered and spoke concerning these same things.

4) He questioned them about the Savior: Did He really speak privately with a woman and not openly to us? Are we to turn about and all listen to her? Did He prefer her to us?

5) Then Mary wept and said to Peter, My brother Peter, what do you think? Do you think that I have thought this up myself in my heart, or that I am lying about the Savior?

6) Levi answered and said to Peter, Peter you have always been hot tempered.

7) Now I see you contending against the woman like the adversaries.

8) But if the Savior made her worthy, who are you indeed to reject her? Surely the Savior knows her very well.

9) That is why He loved her more than us. Rather let us be ashamed and put on the perfect Man, and separate as He commanded us and preach the gospel, not laying down any other rule or other law beyond what the Savior said.

10) And when they heard this they began to go forth to proclaim and to preach.


The Gospel According to Mary Magdalene

3 comments:

silvia piranesi said...

Interesante ver las diferentes perspectivas de una misma cosa... jeje... Picasso viendo diferentes perspectivas hasta de la misma perspectiva, y la danza buscando diferentes perspectivas de un mismo gesto...

"Now I see you contending against the woman like the adversaries."

Abraços!

Arteiro said...

A veces pienso que si no tuveramos na edad media, ya estariamo con ciudades en marte! Estes argumentos de feminismo, de 2000 años atrás, asi como el abandono de estes argumentos en los siglos seguientes, me deja muy triste.

Thomas said...

Belo blog, sr. Arteiro!

Não consigo deixar de pensar sobre os rumos que a cultura ocidental teria tomado se os textos de Maria, Maria Madalena, Thiago e Tomé não fossem banidos no concílio de Nicéia. Isso apenas demonstra como todo e qualquer controle ou cerceamento da informação e da cultura conduzem a Humanidade aos maiores retrocessos. Quantas bibliotecas queimadas, sábios humilhados, portas fechadas... E se hoje os tempos são outros, também outras são as fogueiras, os tribunais... Quanto mais teremos que esperar até que a ignorância finalmente seja derrotada?