Meek?

Why would King James, famous for his anti-democratic machinations, his shameless financial extravagance and his costly military misadventure, want the following in the Bible?:

“The meek shall inherit the earth”

This is spin that would make Peter Mandelson blush. “Inherit” implies a delay, even a patient wait for something to pass naturally. Strong’s definitive biblical dictionary, however, also translates yarash as “occupy”, and the primary three meanings listed are seize, dispossess, and take possession of. “Meek” is equally misleading. The Hebrew anav is used to describe Moses (not mouses), but Moses

Buddha Recycles

Jesus Saves! (Buddha Recycles) From Martin Luther to Martin Luther King, Archbishop Tutu and the liberation theologists, the Holy Spirit flows fast in activist veins. The protest of the Protestants began as a leafleting campaign attacking the Vatican think-tank at the centre of a transnational extortion racket, dictating how rulers and ruled should conduct their… Read more »

Anarchy Inside

(Also published in The Occupied Times of London) “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” – (Jdg 21:25) The School of Ideas returns to dust, and our tents to ashes or landfill, but the seeds of resistance have been planted in the… Read more »