11 February 2021

Video of the day -- Christian nation

Law and morality should be based on the Bible.


Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

I have always loved that scene.
There's something about the xtianists that to me always comes across as unctuous and self-righteous. Untrustworthy, mostly. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Josh Hawley. They all hide behind their sanctimonious deference to a sky daddy who does not hold them accountable. It's all for show.
BTW, The West Wing was such a good series.


11 February, 2021 04:06  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

The Ignorant Tight-Ass Club, LOL!

11 February, 2021 05:24  
Blogger Mary said...

Fabulous....but the hypocrisy of religion has wiling conned brainless followers and always will. The need to feel superior and special is entrenched in them.

11 February, 2021 06:28  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

My man, my man ... Martin Sheen, that show was cold! Good points that religious folks don't like to talk about ... or it's a great way to get rid of them if they come up to you in public like waiting on the train/ bus. Of course, today's Jesus ain't like the ole boy used to be, as I was telling some Jehovah witnesses a couple years ago ... todayz Jesus is now a Wall Street hedge fund investor and crook. Was wondering where this was from ... it said it was a tele show "West Wing", never seen it, but may be worth watching. BTW ... here's a little something for ya below ....


11 February, 2021 08:04  
Blogger Lady M said...

Dr. Jacobs must be based on Dr. Laura. I always loved that letter to Dr. Laura regarding the laws in Leviticus. This one:

Dear Dr. Laura,

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind him that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to best follow them.

a) When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev 1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

b) I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

c) I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev 15:19-24). The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

d) Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians?

e) I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

f) A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an Abomination (Lev 11:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this?

g) Lev 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

h) Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev 19:27. How should they die?

i) I know from Lev 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

j) My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? (Lev 24:10-16) Couldn’t we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help.

Thank you again for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and unchanging.

Your devoted disciple and adoring fan.

11 February, 2021 11:09  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

I tried watching that show and never could get into it.

11 February, 2021 11:51  
Blogger Mike said...

I feel sorry for the people that need religion to get by in the world. They have set themselves up to be taken advantage of by charlatans.

11 February, 2021 12:53  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Sixpence: Religion does seem to be especially infested by crooks and sleazebags. Maybe they know it's a good place to find the most gullible people.

Debra: Well, that's an honest name for it.

Mary: It's very odd that some people feel superior because they've shut down their critical mental faculties.

Ranch: It's like they've put a "wingnut filter" on Jesus instead of a cat filter. Actually, they should make those filters so you can impose them on incoming video instead of outgoing. All these video meetings at work would be a bit more bearable if I could see the other people there as, say, baboons.

Lady M: Heh -- I wonder if she ever responded to any of that. Of course, if we can buy Canadians and Mexicans, doesn't that mean they can also buy Americans?

Mary K: I've actually never seen the show, but this scene was very telling.

Mike: And there's no shortage of charlatans to take advantage.

12 February, 2021 03:33  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

This "Dear Dr.Laura" thing of Lady M ... really is giving me a laugh! When you look at this stuff, you got to wonder, who gets worried about shit like this? ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-)

12 February, 2021 07:31  
Blogger CAS said...

An oldie but goodie. It reminds me that a couple of years ago we attended the wedding of a vocally liberal couple who asked that people highlight a favorite passage in a copy of the New Testament that would serve as a treasured family keepsake. My husband chose a verse from Timothy: "But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence." I've never been sure if they got the joke.

12 February, 2021 16:08  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

One would hope they realized it was a joke.....

13 February, 2021 05:16  
Blogger Martha said...

LOVE this! So tired of all the self-righteous BS and the cherry picking of the bible.

14 February, 2021 04:42  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Thanks! Well, it's pretty full of cherries to pick.

14 February, 2021 11:10  
Blogger Sue said...

Dear Infidel753, why religion draws reprobate leaders? Fleecing regenerate (in Christ) people is really easy - and alot safer than manipulating bar people.

30 April, 2021 10:22  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Well, religious people should be easier to fleece since they've already shown they're more gullible. As for "bar people", they're probably easier to manipulate too, assuming they're drunk.

30 April, 2021 10:57  

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