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Response to CthulhusEvilCousin (Reply #81)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 01:33 PM

152. He was testing her?

And what if she had simply given up and left after Jesus said, "It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs?"

BTW - you left out verses 22-23. Why? Could it be because they say this?:

22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

"He answered her not a word." Nice "FU" from gentle Jesus, meek and mild.

After that, he informs the Cannanite woman - ie: the non-Jew - that he wasn't sent for people like her, but that "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

So, let me get it straight: Jesus' "test" for this woman who "cried" to him to help her afflicted daughter was:

1. don't even deign to answer a mother pleading on behalf of her sick child,
2. after further begging for his help, answer her by noting that he wasn't sent to help her or her child because she wasn't Jewish, and
3. after even more pleading for help, compare helping her to taking bread away from children and throwing it to the dogs, and then
4. finally relent only after the poor woman has groveled at Jesus' feet and accepted his characterization of her being on the level of a dog who "eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table."

What an asshole.

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