Tuesday, December 2, 2008

30 pieces of silver

Jesus was sold to those who were going to kill Him for 30 pieces of silver.
The going rate of silver in today's market is approximately $0.28/gram, with a typical Roman coin weighing about 4 grams. Now I know it's not an exact equivalent (since silver was harder to come by back then and therefore worth more) but considering the the only source of life and happiness was discarded for a few round discs dug out of the earth totaling $34 according to today's market... well that's just awful.

It would be laughable if we didn't sell our own souls for less.

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