40 acres and a ploughshare

Thursday, 7 March 2002

These passages from Matthew are familiar to you.

5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

It should be enough just to print them. They are clear enough. Because it’s never clear enough for you, in particular, we continue.

Jesus said, just now, you heard him! that he was not born to a woman to change ANYTHING of the law or the prophets. Not a JOT. Not the smallest part. Not one word laid down by the prophets; not even a comma. Jesus came to change nothing set forth by the prophets and their laws.

Now please go read the Pentateuch; the first five books of the Bible. If you are not following all the advice therein, you are disobeying Jesus. If you are not therefore practicing Jewish law, you are disobeying Jesus’ direct instructions. If you are not sacrificing sheep to your LORD, you cannot go to heaven. Jesus said so.

If you have a tattoo, you cannot go to heaven. If you are unclean, you may not get to heaven. If you were not circumcised on your eighth day, you have made GOD angry. If your mother didn’t have a lamb, two turtles, or two young pigeons for sacrifice when you were born, YOUR MOTHER has angered the LORD and she is unclean like a creeping thing, and it’s not just local gossip.

If you know of someone who has committed adultery and you did not make sure that she or he was put to death, you will not go to heaven. GOD told MOSES, and JESUS said the PROPHETS are boss. Not one jot to be changed.

It goes on for a few hundred more pages like that. I believe love, and hatred for queers, comes up somewhere in it. Have you even read the fucking thing?

I remember you said what good Christians all the best Presidents have been. Here are some of them you might have missed:

The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion. George Washington, Treaty of Tripoli, 1796
Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law. Thomas Jefferson, February 10, 1814
The Bible is not my book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.” Abraham Lincoln
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