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16 September 2020
Just a thought

Jesus the Christ of the Sermon on the Mount preferred loving enemies and praying for persecutors, while Jesus the Christ of the book of Revelation preferred killing enemies and slaughtering persecutors.  It is not that Jesus the Christ changed his mind, but that in standard biblical assertion-and-subversion strategy, Christianity changed its Jesus. 

― John Dominic Crossan: in How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation

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