The Failures Of Fig Trees

figsJesus and I both like figs. But I have never in my life cursed a fig tree.

“And when [Jesus] saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.”

(Matthew 21:19)

Jesus is hungry. He sees a fig tree. But it has no figs! Now why would a fig tree not have figs? Any decent fig tree ought to know that Jesus would be walking by hungry. It most assuredly deserves to be cursed.

But wait. There is another account that might give us more perspective.

“And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry: And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever.”

(Mark 11:12-14a)

It was not fig-bearing season! But is this an excuse? Not in the mind of Jesus.

It did not matter that Jesus himself, if claims of his deity are accurate, made the fig tree and scheduled its fig-bearing season.

It did not matter that no fig tree, due to the nature of fig trees, had ever borne fruit out of season. This one should have realized the needs of its Lord and have submitted to his will.

Jehovah also made humans if the bible is to be believed. The nature with which he made us is clear from other verses.

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one”

(Romans 3:10)

Our nature is to sin. We did not have a choice in this nature. Yet, just as with Jesus and the fig tree, our nature is no excuse in the mind of Jehovah. We rightfully deserve eternal damnation. Most christians believe that one sin committed by a creature with the nature to sin is deserving of eternal damnation. This is a bankrupt and incoherent notion from a bankrupt book of absurd fiction.

The bible is bunk.


2 thoughts on “The Failures Of Fig Trees

  1. Mike Antonelli says:

    ” This is a bankrupt notion from a bankrupt book of fiction. The bible is bunk. ”

    I think we all have received this message multiple times from you . We got it ! We heard it, we understand your position. We get the scientific & rational explanations and reasoning and all of the wonderful documentation.

    Here’s an idea :

    Why don’t you now turn your considerable and talented energy into something new and positive & uplifting for your readers / friends. Something new that is : nourishing, loving, caring and inspirational .

    You have so many talents. Time to move on to something new I think .

  2. Thanks for your comments, Mike.

    I have too many friends and family enslaved by the fiction of the bible. I hope you understand.

    I also know too many despicable christians who continue to promote this nonsense to the detriment of many. It is for the potential happy lives of those who might otherwise be trapped by the myth of “sin” that I write such posts. I was personally trapped far too long not to care.

    However, I do have plans for a few more positive posts.

    Cheers, Phil

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