Monday, February 07, 2005

The absurd irony of politics and scripture

is that the folks whose politics best reflect scripture fear it, and the folks who most revere scripture mock it with their politics. Please forgive me if I'm too harsh on conservatives, but they seem to dish out their fair share and then some.
Psalm 82:1-8
1God has taken his place in the divine council;
in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:
2"How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked?
3Give justice to the weak and the orphan;
maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute.
4Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked."
5They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
they walk around in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6I say, "You are gods,
children of the Most High, all of you;
7nevertheless, you shall die like mortals,
and fall like any prince."
8Rise up, O God, judge the earth;
for all the nations belong to you!