Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Scripture of the Day

Matthew 23:24: "You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!"

News development of the day, straining-out-a-gnat department: "Within hours of yesterday's Supreme Court decision allowing a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Texas Capitol, Christian groups announced a nationwide campaign to install similar displays in 100 cities and towns within a year." (WashPost, this a.m.)

Jesus continued, "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like white-washed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity." Matt. 23:27-28.

This lust for setting up graven images to god has nothing much to do with "preserving Christian heritage." It has everything to do with power. The group launching this 100-monuments-in-100-towns crusade is also the group that forced Congress to its weak knees over Terri Schiavo.

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