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Jesus doesn't believe in walls

Sharing here for the benefit of those who must contend with Trumpangelicals...

A friend of mine recently said, "My problem with those who take the Bible literally is that they don't take the Bible literally."

I know many who hold to a six-day creation, a global flood, a talking donkey and yet dismiss immediately what the Bible says about the treatment of immigrants.

In the literature arguing for a wall, I have not heard a single verse from the Bible used by my Evangelical kin in support and there is a clear reason why: Displaced people are the heroes of the Bible; displaced people are the authors of the Bible. Abram was pushed into Egypt during a great famine. Jacob escaped from his brother in Haran, David twice fled and was cared for in foreign lands, and Joseph moved his family in a caravan to Egypt to avoid starvation. The heroes of the Bible are routinely those who embrace immigrants with mercy: Naomi adopted Ruth, Jethro embraced Moses, and the Widow of Zaraphath created a home for Elijah in the land of the Philistines' when he hid from Ahab...

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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Dec 29, 2018, 04:51 PM (5 replies)

Oh, the irony . . .

On the front page of the paper, a story about a drunk driver crashing the car into the wall of a head shop. I don't recall any news stories about weed causing a driver to crash through a liquor store, maybe I just haven't been paying attention for the last fifty years?


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Dec 26, 2018, 05:09 AM (2 replies)

For everyone at DU

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Dec 24, 2018, 01:52 AM (13 replies)

This is what

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Dec 21, 2018, 11:13 PM (5 replies)

What the ...

So my Toshiba laptop is being weird. Most of the time it behaves just fine, but lately it's started a very annoying thing. I'll be typing along, and all of a sudden the punctuation keys won't work; same for the right shift key. Most annoying is that the "enter" key stops working. Just now I had to go back and add the apostrophes. Any ideas what might be causing this? Big thanks in advance!

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Dec 20, 2018, 10:01 PM (5 replies)

Dear Santa

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Dec 17, 2018, 08:04 PM (0 replies)

Forward thinking

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Dec 17, 2018, 01:50 PM (0 replies)

Seasons Greetings, from Republicans

to seniors and disabled citizens:

The mailman brings the letter from Social Security, announcing a modest cost of living adjustment. Two days later the mailman brings a letter from the county, announcing a matching cut in SNAP benefits.

Ho frigging ho.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Dec 15, 2018, 04:16 AM (0 replies)

NOT that kind of party!

We have a fundraiser coming up next month and I was asked to prep the invitation. The committee chair used her phone to send the text for the invite. Her phone's auto-correct did its thing, but just to be on the safe side I called to clarify that what she intended to send was "$100 per person" and not "$100 perversion." Methinks we both needed the giggle.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Dec 13, 2018, 09:43 PM (1 replies)


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