Friday, February 26, 2010

Palling around with terrorists

This may be untimely by over a year and change, but I was thinking about this phrase, "palling around with terrorists."

A little history lesson: The Zelotes were a First Century organization of Hebrews with a strict political Judaism. They were unhappy with the Roman occupation of Palestine, and refused to pay tribute (taxes) to the foreign invaders. This movement escalated over time to civil disobedience, and even political assassinations of Romans, and even other Jews who supported the Roman occupation.

Jesus palled around with terrorists. As it turns out, at least one of Christ's Disciples was a Zelote, and his name was Simon (Luke 6:12-16).

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