Mark
Introduction

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Contradictions
Absurdities
Commandments
Science and History
Interpretation
Injustice
Cruelty and Violence
Prophecy
Intolerance
Family Values
Good Stuff
Language
Women
Sex
Politics

Language in Mark

  1. Jesus initially refuses to cast out a devil from a Syrophoenician (non-Jewish) woman's daughter, calling the woman a "dog". After much pleading, he finally agrees to cast out the devil. 7:27

  2. "Get thee behind me, Satan." When Peter expressed his dismay about Jesus' coming death, Jesus said to him "Get thee behind me, Satan" -- a fine way to address his holiness, the first pope! 8:33

  3. "This adulterous and sinful generation"
    Jesus accuses an entire generation (his contemporaries) of sinfulness and adultery. 8:38

  4. Jesus gets mad at his disciples for failing to cast out a devil and says, "O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? 9:19