A man being prepared for
burial had been declared dead by an Expert when he revived.
up, but he was so shocked at the scene surrounding him that he fainted dead
Put in a
coffin, the funeral
party set off for the
As they arrived at the grave, he regained
consciousness again, lifted the coffin lid, and cried out to be saved.
'It is not
possible that he has revived,'
said the mourners.
'He has been
certified dead by
'I am alive!'
shouted the man.
The Expert who had orginally pronounced him dead
at the scene was present and the man appealed to him.
'Tell them I am
'Just a moment,' said the Expert.
Expert then turning to the mourners and asked,
'We have heard what the
alleged deceased has had to say.
You fifty witness' tell me what you
regard as the truth.'
'He is dead,
as expertise judged',
agreed the witness'.
'Bury him!' declared the Expert.
So the living man was
Somebody is not born an expert.
No one becomes one simply by jumping through the right hoops and being
declared an expert by a council of experts.
Experts develop over many
instances of trial and error.
Expertise is developed through deciding
to start and stick with something more than other people are willing
"Experts are people who actually do, not those who
analyze and wait for somebody else
to come along and tell them that they are now experts." - Zachary
"Besides the fact that Jesus
regarded the present situation, with its
economic injustice and political
servitude to foreign rulers, as controlled by demonic power, there are
still other signs that his was an anti-imperial gospel.
One of these
signs is the evidence, embodied in the traditions (Mark 12:13-17;Luke 23:2),
that Jesus had challenged the
payment of the tribute to Rome - which, as stated earlier, was the most
volatile of all issues.
Furthermore, given the widely held conviction
that the Temple had become illegitimate and
idolatrous through its
subservience to Rome, a challenge to the Temple would also have
The evidence firmly supports, moreover,
the view that Jesus' final action - the one that led to his death -
involved a challenge to the
Temple and its high priests.
Just as the parable of the vineyard
suggests that he had indicted this ruling group, but the evidence also suggests
that he had challenged the payment of the half-shekel tax to the Temple.
Probably most important item for understanding why Jesus was put to
death was creating a disturbance in the Temple in protest against the system
set up there to collect money from the people.
Whatever the exact
nature of this disturbance, it was probably a symbolic action, with the primary
antecedent being the prophet Jeremiah's acts symbolizing the imminent
destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple.
With regard to the crucifixion
of Jesus, scholars point out that, for numerous reasons, the gospel accounts of
the "Trial of Jesus," especially their attempt to portray "the Jews" as
responsible for the death of Jesus, are surely fictional.
Pontius Pilate - in extreme contrast with the indecisive, vacillating figure
portrayed in the Gospels - was "not one to waste time on legal
His administration was known, in the words of Josephus, for
"frequent murders of untried prisoners."
These scholars also agree that
the High Priests were probably involved."
- David Ray Griffin,
Christian Gospel for Americans
I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best which
I should like to see it acted upon more rapidly and
Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I
"That government is best which governs not at all".
men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will
Government is at best but
an expedient; but most
governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes,
objections which have been
brought against a standing
army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at
last be brought against a standing government.
The standing army is only
an arm of the standing government.
The government itself, which is
only the mode which the people
have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and
perverted before the people can act through it.
the present Mexican
war, the work of comparatively few using the standing government as their
tool; for, in the outset, the people would not have consented to this measure.
This US government - what is it but a tradition, though a recent one,
endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing
some of its integrity?
It has not the vitality and force of a
single living man; for a single man can
bend it to his will.
It is a sort of wooden gun to the people
But it is not the less necessary for this; for the people
must have some complicated
machinery or other, and hear its din, to satisfy that idea of government
which they have.
Governments show thus how
successfully men can be imposed on, even impose on themselves, for their own
excellent, we must all allow.
Yet this government
never of itself furthered any
enterprise, but by the
alacrity with which it got out of its way.
It does not keep the country
It does not settle the West.
It does not educate.
The character inherent in the
American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have
done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.
For government is an expedient by which men would fain succeed in
letting one another alone; and, as has been said, when it is most expedient,
the governed are most let alone by it.
Trade and commerce, if they were
not made of india-rubber, would never manage to
bounce over the obstacles which
legislators are continually putting in their way.
If one were to judge
these men wholly by the effects of their actions and not partly by their
intentions, they would deserve to be classed and punished with those
mischievous persons who put obstructions on the railroads.
practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves anarchists, I
ask for, not no government, but at once a better government.
man make known what kind of government would
command his respect, and that will
be one step toward obtaining it.
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