Sunday, April 1, 2012

the fear of translation

angeles city flagalant

One teaching I remember the most in my years of Catholic schooling was this:

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom."

Looking back at that line from Psalm 111:10 though, you'd think good 'ol David there was painting God like he was Batman. Until you realize that line was just a mistranslation (Oh go look it up yourselves).

Then you realize that mistranslation might be intentional, as fear is much better to use in controlling your congregation than love.

Then you'd realize again that, indeed, God is being presented like Batman.


*At Angeles City, with a Jesus mask-wearing flagellant. 

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