Tuesday, April 26, 2011

DAVID AND JONATHAN

A Bible Verse.

The answer to this question came very easy to me. I have a monthly dinner with radical theologians that love to discuss how the Bible has been hijacked by crazy devote followers. The favorite dinnertime topic being David and JonathanOld Testament first Book of Samuel.


Jonathan and David, on a Saturday night.
No story in the Bible is more controversial than the story of the sensitive and highly regarded musician, David. The dude from Goliath fame.  You can read about it here.

Were David and Jonathan lovers? That’s the question. The Bible states clearly that Jonathan loved David. The same Hebrew words used to describe opposite sex love are used to describe Jonathan and David’s same sex love. Jonathan loved David with an unquenchable, everlasting love, which caused them to form a lifelong covenant and partnership. The Hebrew words God uses to describe the Jonathan and David relationship indicate romantic, life-long, covenant, committed love. 

When Jonathan is gunned down by the Philistines at Mount Gilboa* it’s stated that David heavily morns Jonathan’s death. After this, David becomes the king of Judah and turns into a total Douche bag.  Like if Rupert Everett was made King of England. But, if my life long love got mowed down by a literal Philistine I’d be bitter too.



*Jonathan look out! That Philistine has a gun!




Duly impressed with other bloggers* taking up the writing challenge, I have decided to take the blog writing challenge. See all sixty-four challenges here.  This was question eleven.

3 comments:

Wonder Man said...

I didn't know that

Jim said...

Oh, don't get started on quoting Bible verses.

Yes, they were the most famous gay couple.

Blobby said...

Like if Rupert Everett was made King of England.

I.Am.DYING! :)