SEG wrote:I'm not arguing that it didn't end up being an ass, just that the text wasn't clear.
You jumped to the conclusion it was a horse because "it is very unusual to call a donkey a colt", but regardless of whether you find it unusual or not to call it a colt, the text itself clearly stated it was an ass, and you didn't read it thoroughly.
SEG wrote:There's nothing wrong with Jesus finding a young ass (what did I just say!) but it looks like he used his authority to force the owners to hand it over without payment. IOW stealing.
Based on the prophecy, Jesus's foreknowledge regarding the animals, lack of implicit, or explicit contestation from the owners, and lack of implicit, or explicit threats of harm from the disciples, you can make a logical conclusion that it wasn't stealing and a breach of the 10 Commandments and of common law, nor involved conspiracy and coercion as you claim.
SEG wrote: Claire wrote:
SEG wrote:It gets even sillier when they got naked and used their clothes as a saddle and a red carpet....
"And they brought him to Jesus. And casting their garments on the colt, they set Jesus thereon. And as he went, they spread their clothes underneath in the way". (Luk. 19:35-36)
Notice he didn't write "casting all
their garments on the colt" nor "they spread all
their clothes underneath in the way".
Ok I'll concede that one, but it still makes little sense if you consider that it was a historical event.
Claire wrote:How so?
He has his disciples fetch him a donkey and an ass to take him to Jerusalem, where he is wildly cheered on by the whole city. No-one writes about this and for no reason they all turn on him.
However, people did write about that event, and there very well could've been more who did. If so, their writings may have been destroyed, or are currently undiscovered.
Now, it's not as if the whole city celebrated Jesus one day, then all together turned on Him the next. Since the beginning of His ministry, there were many who addressed and celebrated Him as the Messiah, and others who didn't believe He was, and spoke against Him. In His third year of ministry, when orders came down for His capture and execution, it would make sense for there to have been large crowds of people against Him, not only consisting of those who had always been, but ex-followers who chose to abandon Him, cursing as He was lead to His death. The remaining followers either having fled, gone into hiding, or accompanied Him as far as the Roman centurions allowed them.