Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
"For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will set aside." NASB (1995)
Personal Note: My 93 year old Mom (with whom you exchanged several Christmas
Greeting in Swedish a few years ago) departed this life Tuesday a week ago.
I'm really sorry to hear that about your Mom. I helped her, you know, with some translations some years ago, and she thanked me a lot. My thoughts are with her.
Back on topic:
It is written that he (god or StPaul?) would destroy the wisdom of the wise? Okay, doesn't sound pretty. This is very authorative! I says "If you don't agree with me, then you are wrong, and I will destroy you to the point that you agree with me in the minute detail."
"I have the full facts! Don't bother anything else. Don't discuss, don't even think anything else that is not sanctionned with me."
The greeks invented the democracy. This sounds more like teocracy. Do we really want that?