Originally I intended to lighten up today.

Jesus casting out the money changers from the ...

Jesus casting out the money changers from the Temple by Giotto, 14th century (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Post something personal or something light and whimsical to assure my friends that I am indeed not just an old curmudgeon that is angry at the world BUT!

A Facebook friend posted a meme dealing with bibles not being allowed in schools anymore but being encouraged in prisons. Suggesting if bibles were in schools we would need fewer prisons.

First off let me say, as a student in public schools in the 1940s and 50s I never saw a bible in school. To the best of my knowledge they were never allowed in public schools, and rightfully so.

Secondly, i have posted previously my thoughts of organized religion being a primary root of the evil in the world we live in.  The Holy Wars continue to this day my friends.

I do remember seeing bibles in hotel/motel rooms but guess what; I have never seen a bible in a bank.

Methinks they have never been allowed in banks, this probably stems from the fact that Jesus entered the temple and for the only time in his life displayed anger.

Matthew 12:12

12And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. 13And He said to them, “It is written, ‘MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER’; but you are making it a ROBBERS’ DEN.”…

In an effort to not upset my Christian friends let me say again.  If you receive comfort and solace from your Christian beliefs, carry on and enjoy your life. This is not an attempt to change you or your beliefs; rather it is an attempt to stop you from trying to change the lives of others through deceptive practices.

Perhaps if we were to allow bibles in banks the banksters would cut back or stop screwing the people out of their hard-earned money.

Think about it.

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4 thoughts on “Originally I intended to lighten up today.

  1. Im not too sure that the quote was meant for bibles to be in school per say but to have pledge of allgeience with god etc
    why do the non believers always win………Im almost sure there are more Christians out there then non believers so why does it seem they want to step on our beliiefs will be more as Christmas time comes around once again……

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    • Dang, i had a long reply written and hit wrong key closing window. Exact quote from the meme.
      “Bibles aren’t allowed in schools anymore but are encouraged in prisons. If kids were allowed to read it at school, they may not end up in prison.”
      Why do you think non-believers win ? The majority of our holidays are based on Christian beliefs. The whole country shuts down for Christmas, except the retailers. Christianity is the major rellgion in this country but not the only one. And the founding fathers made an effort to make sure our country was not established as a Christian Nation. They remembered the religious persecution they had endured in the old country.

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