Monday, November 13, 2006

Those little passages

It's been a few years since I've read my bible, so I can't specifically recall a passage, but apparently, among the many ridiculous things that faith allows you to do is charm snakes.

Taking the "the bible says it, it must be true" approach, one church in Kentucky decided to try it out. The result: a woman dies.

I guess she wasn't a True BelieverTM.

Meanwhile, while we're on the topic of things the bible says you can do, Matthew 17:6 says that if your faith is as small as a mustard seed you can move mountains*. After being at school here in Kansas for over a year now, I've decided it's too flat. If there are any kind hearted Christians whose faith is strong enough, please do me the favour of giving us a mountain over here. KU could use one considering we don't have an observatory.

* Some translations list this as being able to command sycamore trees to move. If that's the version you prefer, please don't send them to KU. We've got plenty of trees here. Instead, send them down to Springfield, MO. My previous school (Missouri State University) has an absolutely ugly campus that is in need of some good trees.

4 comments:

beepbeepitsme said...

Yeah, the "take up serpents thingee". There is also a part about drinking poison and it won't harm you - all about showing your faith.

Weird stuff.

Stephen said...

Yes, but you have clear horizons.

Manny Goldstein said...

Has it occurred to you that JEWS wrote all those scriptures?

Do you think it is part of a PLOT?

Considering the way you read them to fit your argument, I am sure you can find a PLOT in there if you really look.

Manny Goldstein said...

Has it occurred to you that JEWS wrote all those scriptures?

Do you think it is part of a PLOT?

Considering the way you read them to fit your argument, I am sure you can find a PLOT in there if you really look.