Post by John Locke
On Sat, 7 Apr 2018 12:12:32 -0700 (PDT), "Wise TibetanMonkey, Most
Post by Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosopher
I mean, did he own tools and knew how to use them? Maybe they were rusted.
We may never know what kind of handyman he was.
When would he find the time? All that preachin, waking the dead,
turning water to wine, walking on water, fastin and shit, that should
even keep the son of god busy.
Maybe that's why/how he became a preacher. A lot of evangelists get
their start that way.. failure at everything they try their hand at;
god is easy money, no real skill, no investment, no capital
expenditure, one just needs to bullshit others. Who is there to call
your bluff? God?
I wonder what his crib was like. What was the equivalent of a private
jet back then? Camel train?
The gospels have Josh as a "couch surfer." He stopped at his mother's
from time to time, but he was trooping around Galilee with his crew,
going fishing, attending stonings (a mason would have come in handy
at the stonings, but he supposedly didn't participate,) going to
weddings, staying with buddies like Lazarus and his sisters, one of
whom was a good cook and housekeeper. Wouldn't a nice, normal Jewish
boy snap up a girl like that? Bit of a yenta, maybe? She'd have
probably be on him to get a paying gig. But who needs a job when
you can arrange fish fries on the lakeshore at will, even when your
buds tell you they aren't biting? This was well before bass boats
came equipped with sonar or radar electronic fish finders, so he
was a handy passenger to take on a fishing run. Toss in the control
of the weather, and you'd make sure he had all the wine and figs
he wanted. Fishermen are notoriously superstitious, anyway, so if
they had a good trip with him once, take him again!
Fishermen also love to tell tall stories....