Wednesday, July 7, 2010

On the difference between the Gospel of John and the Synoptics.

When I spend time with my friend Richard I talk like a philosopher.

When I am with my sister I speak with no small measure of giddiness and loquacity.

When I worked construction I spoke like a moron.

At the restaurant I talk like a typical youthful ignorant.

All of these modes of speech profoundly differ from the others, and yet each is appropriately and truthfully adapted to the occasion of the friends or co-workers I am with.

So why the heck are we making such a big stink about the way Jesus speaks in John and the way he speaks in the Synoptics?

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