Absurd excuses abound in our every day life. We hear them from elected officials, so-called “religious” folk, the neighbor across the hall, friends, enemies, co-workers, and the Internet. Our brains are constantly being flooded with absurdities in the social media obsessed 21st Century.
People are spewing hateful tirades and hideous beliefs. They have the audacity to say all it’s in the name of “God” and the proof/truth/excuse for their actions is “In the Bible.”
I’ve perused the Bible and can’t seem to find those phrases everyone seems to quote when they’re defending themselves.
Sadly I think the Bible is the most mis-interpreted and mis-quoted book of all time, and the least-read book of all time. It’s lost its way (and its real messages). It seems to me people twist and turn the passages any way they want to support whatever idiotic thing they say.
All these distorted interpretations of the Bible are just an excuse for bad behavior:
I hate you because of the color of your skin. Why? The Bible says so.
God loves me and hates you. Why? The Bible says so.
Loving who you love guarantees you eternity in hell. Why? The Bible says so.
Sherri Shepherd is leaving The View because it says so in the Bible. True!
Everyone should attend a tea party and forfeit coffee. Why? The Bible says so.
Throwing bombs at non-believers and killing them is the right thing to do. Why? The Bible says so.
Well… I’ve decided to backup all my absurd beliefs and inane spewings with the phrase “It’s in the Bible.” This way no one can dispute me because it’s in the Bible, and no one questions what’s in the Bible.
Here’s what I say:
No one should be allowed to watch Fox News. Why? It’s in the Bible.
Never wear sandals when crossing a parting sea. Why? It’s in the Bible.
Malbec wine should not be served with poisson. Why? It’s in the Bible.
Everyone who doesn’t go to the gym regularly should not be allowed to eat ice cream. Why? It’s in the Bible.
I dare you to prove me wrong… Why? Because it’s in the Bible.
The most important thing I know for certain is that absurd excuses for bad behavior give God a throbbing migraine.
How do I know that?
God told me.