Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blasphemy

Rambling around the internet, I found this wonderful bit of biblical exegesis by a gun nut:

"We must never forget the prophet Isaiah’s warning: Godless nations will one day stop training for war and start cooperating with one another by confiscating our swords, melting them into ploughs and forcing us all to become farmers. Substitute the word “swords” for our modern-day guns, and you’ll get the dire picture Isaiah was trying to paint."

Really? Funny, I never understood that passage as meaning that, but then I am not a Man of the Lord like the writer of the above.

Well, what the hell... I've got nothing better to do with my time, so I looked up the original:

"Isaiah 2  2-5:

It shall come to pass in the latter days
that the mountain of the house of the Lord
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and shall be lifted up above the hills;
and all the nations shall flow to it,
and many peoples shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go the law, [1]
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between the nations,
and shall decide disputes for many peoples;
and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war anymore.
O house of Jacob,
come, let us walk
in the light of the Lord."

Does this sword-beating sound to you like it will be the action of "Godless nations?"
Like Evangelical Christians everywhere, this person will instantly resort to blaspemous lies about his God, turning God's clear words on their head, rather than give up whatever he wants.

I have said it before: these people are not religious.  They are immoral vermin, driven by infantile needs which they have no interest in controlling, who will instantly pervert what they claim to be most dear to them, rather than turn their backs on their untrammeled  desires.  These are the people who were taught by Ronald Reagan that nothing counts but what they want.  They are unable to learn much, but this is one lesson they learned perfectly; and it is the main reason that Reagan is now burning in hell for it.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The original is an ironic essay: http://www.toomanymornings.com/?p=2512

Here is another snippet: "For the day is coming when Jesus Christ will return to this world to put God-fearing America in its rightful place at the head of the Thanksgiving dining table among nations. And it’s guaranteed that when that great day finally arrives, the Messiah and his angry archangels won’t be armed with slings and swords to fight the devil and his demons. No, the heavenly host will be packing heat—not cheap Chinese- or European-made guns like Rugers, Lugers or Rutger Hauers, but reliable American-made guns like the M16, the AK-47 and the 9mm (.35 inch) Beretta. The devil will have a hell of time doing his dirty deeds with a couple of copper-clad hollow points in his chest."

Green Eagle said...

Sorry, this was not ironic in any way. It was deadly serious. Anonymous, you may be unable to admit the truth about your fellow travelers, but there was no shred of irony in this person's recital of his blasphemy.

This person is mad with greed; however infantile and stupid his beliefs seem, he holds them and shares them with many of his fellow evangelicals.

magpie said...

"The devil will have a hell of time doing his dirty deeds with a couple of copper-clad hollow points in his chest"

Actually that's when the devil can be satisfied his deeds are being done dirt cheap by dickheads.