Before I get bombarded by my regulars, nothing has changed, I am still Buddhist and think as someone once said “religion is for the opiate of the masses.”
That said we all have a past and mine includes studying the bible for many years under the tutelage of learned men who walk the walk and talk the talk.
A 90 year old chef and two priests were handcuffed and arrested this week in Tallahassee for the horrible crime of feeding the homeless! Yes, you heard it, being compassionate to the homeless gets senior citizens and clergy arrested.
Florida in the run up to this election has had gubernatorial, congressional and senatorial candidates of all persuasions screaming “put God back in schools,” “ban gay marriage it’s ungodly,” and even some want evolution not to be taught.
When you go to court in any state, and Florida is no different, the judge sits under the words – In God we Trust.
When you’re called to give evidence you’re told to place your hand on the bible and swear the evidence you give is the truth “so help me god” and the final quirk is in Florida an aethiest is forbidden to hold public office? I swear it’s true.
Now one would think with this bile inducing holier than thou attitude following gods teaching to the very red letter would get you elected, canonized even, not arrested? One would think.
The bible has an old rule, any lie can be found once but a truth is written three times, What this means is if you’re a hate filled teabagger you can find once somewhere in the bible a verse to prove your point but only once for it to be true it must be written multiple times.
So look up feeding the poor
1/ He who refuses but one of mine refuse me
2/ The sermon on the mount
3/ Jesus sharing with prostitutes
4/ The teaching that to gain a seat in heaven a rich man must give it all away
There are so many more, be unFloridian and actually look for yourself.
But for Florida or anywhere else in this great nation to shove the bible down our throat with one hand while handcuffing us with the other for living it’s word — well you become the abomination, you become the vile anti-Christ, not the gays, not women who want abortions, not any other uttering by the the imbecilic Roberts on the 700 club.
In revelations there is probably the most prophetic teaching
“in the final days many will come proclaiming they come in my name beware for I know them not”
So to the politicians, police, and judges who scream what they think is the word of God as they arrest and vilify those who actually live it, you’re busted your God already warned us to ignore you!
In closing studies have proven more than 80% of the homeless in this country are veterans so before you sit at the diner next week crying platitudes about people being un-American and how if I gave you a gun you’d get those damn Muslims, when was the last time you took a veteran home for dinner?
Silence – never done it? Didn’t think so. So, you go home play with your big guns and let real Americans like this amazing old chef do the hard work. They do it quietly, get it done and ask nothing in return. You know, like that book you talk about tells them to. You should really read it sometime.