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The Agony in The Garden

April 14th, 2017 by Michael Tabor

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Without question, my favorite Bible moment in the Gospels is when Jesus is in The Garden of Gethsemane. I thought this scene (Though the movie ‘Passion…”as a whole failed i.e. too much emphasis on the gratuitous violence visuals – like 90% of the film) was absolutely beautifully, powerfully, and poignantly depicted.  This is the Jesus I hold near and dear to my heart because you see and viscerally feel the HUMAN Jesus – scared, confused, and uncertain – like us, mere mortals. I’m moved more by the human (perhaps even flawed) side not the supernatural stuff i.e. miracles, etc.

So WhaDaYaThink? What do you think? My second favorite moment is when Jesus is dying on the cross and he says “My Father, My Father, why have you forsaken me?”

Here’s a clip…the soundtrack makes it ever so awesome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsHH0HYgmSs

 

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3 Responses to “The Agony in The Garden”

  1. Michael Tabor Says:

    I must confess, I LOVE the oh so very human and compassionate side of Jesus, not the authoritarian bully who continually “SHAMES” us – mere human beings… and is always so quick to remind us that eternal damnation awaits us if we invariably sin & misbehave. (Makes no sense. You would think that God would be pissed off at himself – not us. After all, we’re his creation. If not following his rules is so upsetting to him then why did he make us human? The very definition of being a human being is to fuck up. That’s what we do best. We’re not cyborgs yet. Cyborgs will theoretically be infallible – lol.)

  2. KSS Says:

    Again – uber-selective, bro. You drop ‘nevertheless, your will be done’ from Gethsemane, and both ‘it is finished’ and ‘into your hands I commit my spirit’ from Golgotha.

  3. Michael Tabor Says:

    Well, I think being labled uber-selective could be applied to the majority of Christians. Most Christians cherry pick the “nice” things in the bible. They totally gloss over it (or just ignore) the wickedness of God in Deuteronomy, Leviticus, Numbers, etc.(I know, the opposite is straw man, but…) I often hear from 1/2 assed Christians who have never read the bible in its entirety, say that JESUS changed all that anyway. The nastiness is only in the Old Testament …REALLY? As brutal as the old testament is , there is no mention of HELL – that’s Jesus’s MO. My Jewish Dr. said to me that – well, yeah maybe you have “the peace-loving hippie God”, but as dictatorial as our god is at least he doesn’t threaten us with an eternal firey inferno for having impure thoughts,etc.
    Question – who do you think makes it into heaven? Ted Bundy, the notorious serial killer, who repented before his execution or a 17 yr. old boy who immediately after having just masturbating over Kim Kardashien’s big ass, gets into a fatal car crash before he has time to apologize for something that is 100% NATURAL???

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