March 8th. Ransoming Souls log. Paul might not be so bad.
Maybe I was a bit Hasty in being so harsh about Paul the other day. It was based on reading some of the few items that the scholars say he really did write. And there was not much about serving from the soul in solidarity for Joy there. And a disturbing amount on exhorting those that he had previously encountered to stay the line, what the hell line? But in listening to the section from the great transformation, Karen Armstrong, on Paul, she speaks so highly of him that I probably was mistaken. Will have to spend more time with her analysis and her sources. And what a wonderful thing if he really was at all on track. We are dying for examples.
Much good study today. And yesterday. Much listening to saving Paradise. Continually encouraged as to the Goldmine for my research. The Litany of characters from absolutely anti good, Antichrist, anti God, in the name of God, all the way to really trying to be good Souls.
There is such Brilliance in Parker and Brock, and then they make me want to scream. It is as though one is watching them sprint toward the cure for cancer, and then at the last moment brilliantly and definitively snatch failure from the jaws of Victory. They are so goddamn cerebral. And I think the book was written by committee, and they almost suggest as much. So who knows why but there is some real great Brilliance there.
And also study of the 200 versus of a thousand in the New Testament that Scholars indicate the man Jesus, the colored Palestinian guy, probably said. So Sublime. I have yet to encounter anyone through the lens of Parker and Brock, that think we should listen to that colored Palestinian guy. AB sub f****** lutely amazing.