The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good. - Psalm 53:1
All the Psalms today are written by David.
Psalm 51: David pleads with God to forgive him after he sleeps with another guy's wife and then has him killed. David says that he would give offerings to God, but God apparently doesn't like those anymore.
Psalm 52: God is going to bring everlasting ruin on bad people. Except David.
Psalm 53: Again, you are a fool if you don't believe in God. You are also corrupt, and your ways are vile. Just think, those atheists could go sleep with people's wives, then kill their husbands. Oh wait, that's what David did.
Psalm 54: David prays to God to save him from Saul.
Psalm 55: David prays to God some more. He also says how wonderful he is for (sometimes) saving David from his enemies.
Psalm 56: David trusts God. I guess he doesn't trust him to remember that David would really like him to be merciful. This is evidenced by the fact that David repeats this almost every chapter.
Psalm 57: And to finish out the day, David again asks God to be merciful. I think he gets it David. He probably even got it the first time, being "all knowing" and all. David promises to sing to God a lot.
As some of you may have heard, a trainer at SeaWorld was killed this Wednesday by a killer whale (imagine that).
But wait, what does this have to do with the bible? I naively thought this wasn't bible related, until I saw an article titled "Bible ignored, trainer dies". Oh, so that's why it happened! Wait, what?
Of course, this is one of those situations where the Old Testament should be acted out to the letter. This is the passage they quote mined:
If a bull gores a man or a woman to death, the bull must be stoned to death, and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible.Sorry, did I say "acted out to the letter"? I meant "changed a little so the rule applies to all animals instead of just bulls". By the way, Orca are detestable animals according to the Old Testament, so we probably shouldn't be keeping them anyway if we were trying to be biblical. I'll quote a little from the article:
So, your animal kills somebody, your moral responsibility is to put that animal to death. You have no moral culpability in the death, because you didn't know the animal was going to go postal on somebody.Whoa, wait a minute. This isn't the first time this orca has killed someone, so we should put some SeaWorld staffers to death (seems a little counterproductive considering the theme of this article)? If we take the killing of the animal literally, then don't we have to take the killing of the human literally? This is a classic example of taking the bible literally until it sounds crazy, then you don't.
But, the Scripture soberly warns, if one of your animals kills a second time because you didn't kill it after it claimed its first human victim, this time you die right along with your animal.
Moral of the story: Bulls = Orca. Killing = Killing, unless you're talking about killing humans, then Killing = Calling someone naughty. Makes sense to me.