Sunday, September 9, 2012

Angry Desert Gods

It is comforting to know that all the war and angry god references in the bible are safely confined to the old testament, well before the warm fuzzy Jesus bits. Well, ok, not exactly all of them.

Quote from the King James Version (1Timothy6 verses 1-3):
[1] Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
[2] And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
[3] If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

Gosh, who doesn't love the "under the yoke" bit? The whole image of people treated as cattle is always a crowd pleaser. I know it leaves me frightened of the people who believe in this fellow.

And remember, God loves you. Unless you are a slave. Or a woman. Or a member of a group who has had some dustup with his favorite children. Parenthetically, this is a little reminder about good parenting as well. One should always have favorites. It helps keep the others on their toes. But that is a story for another time.

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