Thursday, February 11, 2010

159: No, You're a Douche

Job 24-28
Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment? Why must those who know him look in vain for such days? - Job 24:1

The excitement of Job has slowed to a stop. I'm fairly convinced that a boring quotient was calculated for books of the bible before they were allowed in. My guess is that the book had to be at least 50% repetitive, pointless boredom to be in the bible.

Job says God is nasty a few more ways. His friends call him a douche a few more ways. Job responds by calling them douches, while at the same time implying that God is pretty douchey too. Job continues on for two more pages, I'll paraphrase "blah blah blah... God sucks... blah blah... Nobody will ever be good enough for God... rabble rabble... Fear God... (continue for two more pages)"

Only 14 more chapters (D:).

There's a religious person that's not being a hypocrite. Does not compute.

The National Association for Evangelicals has come out in support of immigration reform. Supporting things like allowing illegal immigrants who have no criminal records to stay in the country. The biblical passage I would point toward for allowing immigrants to stay in the country is Leviticus 19:33-34:
When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.
Now if only the rest of the anti-immigration people would get on the bandwagon.

(via USA Today)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a pretty typical conversation between a guy and his friends, I would think.

    Please, try to be fair-minded in terms of Christians, or at least the religious. For the most part, religions are attempts at getting people to lead ethical lives within society. I have my own opinions as to the success of those attempts, but let's leave the judging to the sky-daddy.

    Would this passage not relate to your situation, going to school in the bible-belt? You are certainly doing your part by at least being willing to read the ancient and much translated, much edited and much mashed-together text. Slowly, maybe, the christians will do their part.

    Let's at least celebrate that some christians 'get it'...



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