First, Jesus dies on Friday,
then 2 disciples leave Jerusalem,
then they meat a stranger on the road,
then the stranger asks them, "How come you're bummed out?"
then the 2 disciples say, "Where've you been? They killed Jesus last
then the stranger says, "Cool it, you don't understand the prophecies."
then they come to Emmaus & decide to chow down,
the stranger does the prayer & the 2 disciples recognize the stranger as
(the authorized Robert Meyer Version)
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Subject: Re: mirages in TWL
Marcia, this is the order in which I received Rick's posts.
(1) Rick sends Bible passage
(2) I reply (commenting on Bible pasage)
> Heads up! It doesn't say that they didn't see him. It says that
> know (recognize) him. Read the rest of the passage (and
> you've quoted).
(3) Rick replies
> Sorry Pat, I see your point now. A body was seen but not
> recognized as Jesus. I wrote "Jesus was there but not
seen." It sort
> of boils down to whether Jesus was "seen" if he was viewed
If the question is what the passage says, it definitely does not, as
originally claimed, say that Christ was invisible to the disciples
met on the road to Emmaus. As we all agree on that, I don't
else you want to know, or why it matters whether you and I received
in the same order or received the same posts. If this is a forum on
it was "nice" of me to correct Rick--who isn't exactly enthusiastic
being corrected--that's an etiquette issue rather than an Eliot
I'll answer in this way.
99.9% of the time, I don't correct Rick's errors and I just let him
go on and
on and on. This isn't especially because I'm "nice," but more
anything is an exercise in futility that can only lead to the
argument from Rick about how even when he's wrong he's really right.
said, that's his problem, his vanity, machismo, power-tripping or
insecurities. Whatever it is, I usually do honor the axiom that one
person who behaves this way a wide berth, and if the behavior seems
annoying, one tolerates it as a low level annoyance.
So how come this time I didn't ignore him? I don't know. How come
him, when he was advising us to read Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare,
wasn't a substitute for reading Shakespeare? How come somebody else,
it was you again, told him that the url he found for a Mantegna
obviously the wrong Mantegna painting? Sometimes the annoyance
shoots through the roof, and one doesn't always know why. I have a
on what might have been especially annoying lately. But if you
really need to
know, shouldn't we continue this discussion off list? It doesn't
have much to
do with Eliot.