We read today af a JW meeting, acts 12:23 that says about Herod:
and at that moment the angel of the Lord struck him down, because he had not given the glory to God. He was eaten away by worms and died.” Acts 12:23
Herod died 4BCE in Jericho after a long life with Depression and Paranoia.
I wanted to know more sbout Herods death. I found that he may have suffered arteriosclerosis together with a deterioration of the heart and the kidneys. With that condition “Bodily poisons wouldn’t be excreted properly and would accumulate in the blood, causing general itching, sharp, constant abdominal pain, diarrhea, and possible ulceration of the bowels. In extreme cases, which is plainly what we’re dealing with here, the scrotum could become distended and gangrenous, at which point a lesion might well become infested with maggots, personal hygiene not being a priority back then.” source: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/196/what-loathsome-disease-did-king-herod-die-of/
I am very doubtful that God caused this death. Luke who wrote the acts most probably not knowing about Herods illness and its causes, took the opportunity to add a divine cause to scare the readers with the Old Testament “Eye to eye” God.
Threatening with such a God was the strategy of the church for Centuries despite Jesus teached about a loving and forgiving God.
looking at old posts in my site visible in Google, I found this old article from 2007 site http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/2007/10/01/nessun-dorma/. I saw again Paul Potts tonight. Paul Potts video has been seen by 232 millions. It made me have a few tears.
I found now that Paul has been surpassed by Susan Boyle whose video has been seen by mor than 233 million times. Again tears.
I stumbled upon this Ted. The issue has touched human beings for millennia and still does. A lot of humans have been stoned for that.( John 8:11 ) The issue is still intresting for many in the 21th century . This is evident as this Ted has been seen 5 139 925 times since it first was held in 2015. I think the issue is intresting, as it is about human beings behaviours, about love and being or not being kind issues I have dedicate time to before.
There is a Swedish way of describing marriage “Marriage is the first step toward divorce”. I personally went to a marriage preparing Catholic course. There we met a couple who have lived together for about 40 years and still loved each other. how is that possible? I unfortennately lost all the notes I made there. And what kind of love did they lived in? We never got an answer to that question.
And what is to love someone? is to get in love like in a Freudian psychosis? This video raises many questions I have not seen any Ted about.