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W99 3/15.........


Posted by Tom on February 12, 1999 at 19:31:23 {MW5ZWKVsCBa3c}:


It's been a nice evening in my neck of the woods so earlier I decided to cook outdoors tonight. While I was waiting for the meat to cook, I sat down on the patio and started reading the March 15th issue of The Watchtower. I just had to tilt my head back and laugh out loud. The neighbors probably think I'm nuts.

This issue of The Watchtower contains the usual foolishness that arises out of trying to cram everything -- the slaughter of the lamb, the roasting of the lamb, the observance of the Passover, Jesus arrest, his trial, his appearance before Pilate, his appearance before Herod, his appearance back before Pilate, his execution and finally his death all within about a 12 hour period.

That's not entirely why I keep laughing though. I misjudged how long it would take these steaks to cook and everything else is ready to eat, but the meat is only half done. Ordinarily that's not very funny, but after reading this Watchtower I can't help it.

You see, aside from the contradiction with scriptures like Numbers 33:3 Matthew 26:17-19 Mark 14:12-16 and Luke 22:7-13, the Witness' placement of the Passover on the evening of the 13/14 instead of the evening of the 14/15 also bends the laws of physics a little. It means the lamb has to be slaughtered, dressed, roasted whole and served up all in that evening. However, the "lamb" that was slaughtered on the 14th "between the two evenings" was a yearling - an unblemished male. (Ex 12:5)

Do any of you know how much a yearling lamb weighs? (At one year, a male is closer to "Ram" than "Lamb") Or how long it takes to dress and roast a carcass that size whole?

Oh well, It's past dinner time, the wine is half gone, the rest of the food needs to be reheated, and I need to go check those steaks again.

If they're still not done, I'll probably laugh some more.

Tom





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