Slog Bible Study: Luke 12:49


The LORD giveth and the LORD taketh away.
Robbers of the world, having by their universal plunder exhausted the land, they rifle the deep. If the enemy be rich, they are rapacious; if he be poor, they lust for dominion; neither the east nor the west has been able to satisfy them. Alone among men they covet with equal eagerness poverty and riches. To robbery, slaughter, plunder, they give the lying name of empire; they make a solitude and call it peace
God knows I've said plenty about the Catholic Church, and will continue to do so, but I am very thankful that they tended to downplay the Bible. The more I see of the "Good Book", the more it explains some of my more damaged school chums who grew up in churches that required reading and memorization of this nonsense at an early age.

Although I must say that I agree wholeheartedly that the meek will inherit the Earth. It's just that it will be because no one else wants it because we trashed it so badly.
The Lord is passive-aggressive.
This is the inspiration for the plot of the Superman movie starring Christopher Reeve (and the copycat movie starring Brandon Routh).
What with the imminent fulfillment of the Prophecy of the Popes and a fireball over San Francisco on Friday, the meek must be salivating right about now.

Me? I'm just hungry for brunch.

Malachy's prophecy is sort of like the Millennium Bug. And the Mayan Calendar. And the Millerite Great Disappointment.

The perversity of the christian faith lies in its yearning for annihilation. The symbol of the faith is a device for administering the death penalty, the electric chair of the ancient world. The major holiday in that tradition is a celebration of the state sponsored murder of that religion's founder. The terminal section of its holy book is a description of how the entire planet is to be likewise executed. The martyr, or someone who is hungry to die, is the exemplar. "No greater love hath he than he who is willing to lay down his life....". the entirety of the christian faith is a death cult.

They practice ritualized cannibalism during their weekly services, symbolically eating a dead guy's body and drinking his blood. Their received text in numerous passages glorifies genocide, infanticide, and horrific acts of torture. to be elevated to the highest status (saint) its practically a requirement that you be slaughtered; in fact, the more horrific your death is, the more admiration you receive.

No, I've had it with St. Mlalachy and all those who lust for apocalypse. Death is real and unavoidable, but its insane to lust after it. Especially if you hunger for the death of the entire world, including billions of people who have not consented to your mad visions of global extermination.

I do not want a religion of death. I want a philosophy of life.
The meek are having a bonfire and marshmallow roast to celebrate their inheritance??
Blessed are the cheese-makers.

And toasted cheese sandwiches.
1. The meek are not all that blessed, apparently. When heaven is an option, inheriting the earth has gotta be disappointing.

2. Earth is like those nifty trick birthday candles that relight after you blow 'em out. Try it and see!
The lord giveth sloppy seconds to the meek?
Heh, best take on "meek shall inherit" I've ever seen was that phrase over a picture of a potato beetle.

Beetles are pretty meek, and they shall indeed inherit the Earth if humans ever get wiped out.

As for Luke, he was probably speaking metaphorically about lighting everybody up with the fir'y spirit o' God. So, whatever.
Hey meek, don't feel so blue.

C'mon, just as soon as the rest of us go-getters are done having our way with the Earth's riches and whatnot, and we've passed on, you can totally have whatever remains. At that point, it's yours, free and clear.

So, you know, Meek, please quit your bellyaching and being such a downer. Your harshing my ravage, pillage, and plunder buzz.
Your ==> you're
Luke sounds like OBL.
meek obamabots will inherit the charred remains of the bill of rights after obama torches it.
"What Jesus blatantly fails to appreciate is that it's the meek who are the problem."
-from Life of Brian