Tuesday, September 15, 2009

our current political moment is like a bad bible study flashback



For those of you who go to church, grew up in a fundamentalist church, or was dragged to an evangelical campus bible study group once (once is all it takes, frankly) then I want you to think of the WORST bible study group you ever encountered.

You know what I'm talking about. Maybe it was the lay leader. Maybe s/he chose an obscure passage from....crap. One of the little Old Testament books or, god forbid, Hebrews. And then this lay leader, who didn't go to seminary but sure had a lot of tabs in their bible, decided to do a little lay-exigesis.

(Shudder.)

Or maybe you were up really late one night and you stumbled upon the late night ramblings of Gene Scott's daughter, standing there, spitting out random Greek and Hebrew translations, making bizarre diagrams and then connecting all dots leading to the Rapture.

THAT is what this video triggers.

And it is what scares the CRAP out of me if 'their side' wins.

2 comments:

Songbird said...

But their side lost. And will keep losing. This is the death rattle. I believe it.

ding said...

i thought that this new term would give everyone a mental break, a timeout almost. a chance to take a breath and assess the mistakes of the last 8 years.

but no.

the irrationality has grown. i think it can be traced to that rally Palin had during the election. that was the spark.