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Daily Archives: 25 Jun 2018

How Is This OK? And if it Is, This Country Needs to be Ended

How is anyone in this country OK with this?  Our country is becoming more racist, more hateful, and more rancid by the day.  God help us, or God will justly destroy us.  And perhaps that is exactly what is happening.

We are reaping what we’ve sown.  And it will be the end of us.  And it should be.

A 27-year-old California man and his mother were called “rapists” and “animals” by a Trump supporter while trying to do landscaping work — and video of the exchange has been viewed millions of times online.

Video shows the unidentified woman confronting Esteban Guzman and his mom and saying she hated them because they are “Mexican.”

What despicable, truly deplorable behavior.  If this truly reflects who Americans are now, this country richly deserves to be tossed on the ash heap of history along with the Edomites and the Ammonites and the Jebusites and all the rest of the civilizations that no longer exist.

 
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Posted by on 25 Jun 2018 in Modern Culture

 

A New Book by Lester Grabbe

Published by Eerdmans.  It looks very, very interesting.

 
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Posted by on 25 Jun 2018 in Biblical Studies Resources, Books

 

Sometimes You Just Have to Decide to Act Wisely…

Even if you don’t want to.  Remembering the sage guidance of Ben Sira-

If you pursue justice, you will attain it
and wear it like a glorious robe.
Birds roost with their own kind,
so honesty comes home to those who practice it.

The conversation of the godly is always wise,
but the fool changes like the moon.

The talk of fools is offensive,
and their laughter is wantonly sinful.  (Sirach, 27)

 
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Posted by on 25 Jun 2018 in Modern Culture

 

Today in America It’s All About ‘Getting Even’…

I understand the urge to ‘get even’ that seems to be driving so many who support kicking the press secretary out of a restaurant. I guess that’s who many have chosen to be: vindictive, small, and just as deplorable as the deplorables. But it won’t lead to victory. It will only contribute to further divisions and an endless cycle of pettiness and viciousness.

If that’s what the majority of Americans want to become, let them. I’ve never wanted to be in the majority.

 
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Posted by on 25 Jun 2018 in Modern Culture

 

Yet Another Reason Infant Baptism Is A Bad Idea…

If the baby cries the insane old French priest might slap it…. and immediately be ordered to retire…..  (If it had been my baby the priest would have a bloody lip)

 
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Posted by on 25 Jun 2018 in Modern Culture