Friday, March 19, 2010

Wingnuts Weigh In Against Healing On Sabbath

Glenn Beck and Rep. Steve King, of course among the worst of the worst Republican crazies, have objected to the congressional vote on Sunday as being "an affront to God."

Because it is Sunday and all, and apparently no one's supposed to do anything on Sundays. Nothing, let's say, that would do anyone any good, like health care reform. These guys' version of God would have God sitting on the sidelines while people suffer.

Hmm, where have I heard that philosophy before? Oh yeah, the Bible!

Matthew 12 from the NIV:

1At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. 2When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, "Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath."

9Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, they asked him, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"

11He said to them, "If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? 12How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath."

13Then he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. 14But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.
So Glenn Beck and Steve King have aligned themselves against Jesus and with the Pharisees! Nice.

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