Want to see the ridiculous lengths some Catholics will go to disavow any connection to The Passion in order to appease a small, unrepresentative crowd of self-appointed spokesmen for Jews as well as Bible scholars who dispute the supernatural and accurate nature of the Bible?
Here we have the specter of a spokesman for the US bishops defending Pharisees:
“The only role the Bible says the Pharisees have in the passion of Jesus is, in one case they try to warn him that there’s a plot against his life,” said Eugene Fisher, the spokesman on interfaith relations for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C.
Um, didn’t Jesus refer to them as a “brood of vipers?” Maybe Jesus was speaking prohetically of them as a group of fast-paced sexy individuals a la the Dodge Viper. Because of course we must re-intepret Scripture for our own contextualized paradigm.