Karate movies. We Caribbean nationals have all seen them. We love them more than the Chinese themselves. Nothing like watching kick and fists on a Sunday evening. We used to sit with our mouths agape watching one man surrounded by hundreds of other men armed with swords and spears kick all of their butts with the use of kicks, fists, backflips, elbows, frying pans, broom sticks, a half dead dog, the wife and just about anything else they could get their hand or foot on. By 30, most of us finally realizes, "Hey wait up! THat can't be real, man! Yeah, remember how all the armed enemies used to stand around watching one or three of their comrades get beat down before they jumped in for their share?
Man that was some good stuff!
Well sueprisingly enough the Chinese were not the first to come up with these stories that exaggerate, and embellish reality. The Jews were. Check out I Samuel 14 where Jonathan and his armor bearer killed a minimum of 20 Philistines in an apparent hand to hand combat, this AFTER the Philistines told the two of them to come get a piece of them.
And let's not forget about Jashobeam one of David's mighty men in 1 Chronicles 21:
Jashobeam, a Hacmonite, was chief of the officers he raised his spear against three hundred men, whom he killed in one encounter.
Not to be outdone, another one of the mighty men, Abishai did EXACTLY the same thing. You would think he would have been a little more creative or exaggerate the numbers a little higher, but nooooo! He had to limit his kill to a measly 300 men. I can only imagine the fireside stories these guys came up with while on the run with David. Too much beans I tell ya!
(couldn't resist the Blazing Saddles
I've been told the Bible has everything. It sure has some comedy too. Do you know of any?