Gadarene swine

From Iron Chariots Wiki
Revision as of 07:19, 15 November 2006 by Kazim (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

The Gadarene swine refers to a story in the New Testament that occurs in Mark 5:1-13 Bible-icon.png. Jesus meets a man who is possessed by devils. Jesus orders the devils to come out of the man. They beg him to send them into a nearby herd of 2000 pigs. Jesus does so, and the swine immediately jump off a cliff into the sea, where they drown.

Counter-apologetics

As Bertrand Russell pointed out, in considering the moral character of Jesus,

"There is the instance of the Gadarene swine, where it certainly was not very kind to the pigs to put the devils into them and make them rush down the hill into the sea. You must remember that He was omnipotent, and He could have made the devils simply go away; but He chose to send them into the pigs."

Why I Am Not a Christian
Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
wiki navigation
IronChariots.Org
Toolbox