Bob Grubb: Bible relevant today

To the editor:

On Tuesday morning, a few of us Christian crazies were reading our Bibles together in Psalms.

Many dismiss Bible reading and think it irrelevant for today. Much of this seems due to not putting it in historical context and not relating it to our time.

One of us was using a translation written to correlate with our times. When it was read, we did a double take and started chuckling. It fit so well with the current happenings in Washington, D.C.

Here it is, the first nine verses — justice. The high and mighty politicians don’t even know meaning of the word.

Fairness? Which of you has any left? Not one. All your dealings are crooked, and you give justice in exchange for bribes.

These men are born sinners, lying from their earliest words. They are as poisonous as deadly snakes, cobras that close their ears to the most expert of charmers.

Oh, God, break off their fangs. Tear out the teeth of these young lions, Lord. Let them disappear like water into thirsty ground. Make their weapons useless in their hands. Let them be as snails that dissolve into slime, and as those who die at birth, who never see the sun.

God will sweep away both old and young. He will destroy them more quickly than a cooking pot can feel the blazing fire of thorns beneath it.

I personally feel that if either side reached their goal without consideration of the other, they would ruin America. The Republicans through economic depression and the Democrats through economic inflation.

Who will survive? The debt free. In Romans 13:8: Pay all your debts except the debt of love for others — never finish paying that.

America is filled with idol worship (it’s in the air).

Presently, the McDonalds discussion group that meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays is discussing “Counterfeit Gods,” by Tim Keller.

Look us up.

Bob Grubb

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Comments

OneFly 2 years, 8 months ago

It's only relevant to those who choose to live a delusion.

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onewhocares 2 years, 8 months ago

I admit I am definitely one of those that question the actual intent of the modern day Bible, but I could not agree more with the statement about politicians at every level. If, we as citizens were to behave or default on our loans (responsibilities), as they are about to, we'd be fired from our jobs and lose our homes. Why aren't the entire bunch in Washington fired as well and why aren't their homes foreclosed on? It's beyond shameless.....no matter what party.

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misterwhiskers 2 years, 8 months ago

We are a nation that is unenlightened because of religion. I do believe that. I think religion stops people from thinking. I think it justified crazies.

and

When we talk about values, I think of rationality in solving problems. That’s something I value. Fairness, kindness, generosity, tolerance. When they talk about values, they’re talking about things like going to church, voting for Bush, being loyal to Jesus, praying. These are not values.

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misterwhiskers 2 years, 8 months ago

Its just too easy to start a religion.

All you have to do is

A. think up some really powerful stupid non-sense...some stuff that is so idiotic and weird that a person who believes it will be proving that ultimate virtue of faith.

B. Throw in some entitlements like life after death, washing away sins and free dental or whatever

and

C. wait... Just wait...Just say your madness and stick to it... Believe me, if you do that, if you just say it,they will come.

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jamcolo 2 years, 8 months ago

Ranger520,I will give you my take on it.

I find that people of one faith ridcule others faith all the time. Just look at how popular the new broadway play "The Book of Mormon. made by the writers of South Park is. A play that makes fun of the Mormon faith. Ridicule of the Mormon seems to be okay.

Acrossed this country Christians are doing whatever they can to stop Muslims from bulding Mosque's. Ridicule of the Muslims seems to be okay.

Scientology is always under attack,so Ridicule of the Scientology seems to be okay.

The republican party sweep into power in the last election and 570 bills have been introduced in 48 states this year to restrict abortion. South Dakota and Nebraska went as far as to have bills making it legal to kill abortion doctors.

In nuberous other states it's Anti-evolution bills, Anti-global warming anti-women’s reproductive rights and anti gay marriage.

It's not ridicule of someone's religion as much as ridicule of Christians.

All I can say is that when Christians learn to stop forceing there ways on us all the ridicleing will lessen.

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