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  •  Typical fundie, ignoring half the Bible (6+ / 0-)

    I guess this guy's Bible skipped over Isaiah 58:2-10:

    (2) Every day they look for me and act eager to know my ways, as if they are a righteous nation that has not abandoned the laws of their God. They ask me about the ways of justice, they are eager to approach God. (3) “Why have we fasted,” they say, “and You did not see? Why have we afflicted our soul, and you paid no heed?”

    Look: it is because on the day that you fast, you go about your business and oppress all your laborers. (4) Look: it is because you fast in strife and contention, and you strike with a wicked fist. You cannot fast the way you do now and make your voice heard on high.

    (5) Is this the fast that I have chosen—a day for you to afflict your soul? Is it to bow your head down like a rush and lie on sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you want to call a fast, an acceptable day to the LORD?

    (6) No, this is the fast I have chosen: to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free and smash every yoke. (7) It is to hand out your bread to the hungry, and to bring the homeless poor into your house. When you see the naked, clothe him, and do not ignore your own kin.

    (8) Then your light will break forth like the dawn and your healing will spring up quickly, and your righteousness will march in front of you and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. (9) Then you will call and the LORD will answer; you will cry and he will say, “Here I am.” If you remove the yoke, the menacing hand, and evil speech from your midst, (10) and if you offer your compassion to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light will shine in the darkness, and your gloom will be like noonday.

    (I especially like that this is the reading for Yom Kippur morning, the major Jewish fast -- a good way of getting your priorities straight while skipping a couple of meals.)

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