Over the last few days, things have happened on the blog that reminded me of Scripture. Just now, as the number of comments rolled past 44,000 (jogging a memory of the sacred number of completeness, 144,000) I thought I’d share.
The first comes from the ban of the commenter WTF?. The scripture is from Matthew, Chapter 12.
43“When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. 45Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”
After WTF? was cast out, we got three new birthers the next day, and arguably the condition is worse than before.
The second is another saying of Jesus from Matthew, Chapter 23:
24You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.
This describes birthers pretty well. They will make huge objection to insignificant things like “Date Filed v Date Accepted,” “Certificate v Certification” or “vital record v vital records”, but will swallow wildly implausible scenarios of trips to Africa, call federal judges traitors and uncritically accept documents from convicted forgers.
Perhaps this just goes to show: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9)