Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bible Study: II Kings 2:23-24

"From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. 'Go on up, you baldhead!' they said. 'Go on up, you baldhead!' He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths." — II Kings 2:23-24

42 children attacked and killed by bears.

For calling a man "bald".

God is good.

Upon having this verse brought to his attention, my cousin voiced that his position on Christianity might be worthy of reconsideration if it allows one the ability to have bears maul all who harass you. I do suppose that one of the fringe benefits of being JEWISH appears to be summoning "Power of Bear" whenever necessary. Of course you lose Resistance to Iron Chariot, but it's a fairly even trade off. Especially considering you also get the ability to live in fish bellies, Water Control, complete dominion over women, Pillar of Fire, and Gaping Hole in Earth. You do lose all sense of direction and occasionally spend a few decades wandering around aimlessly, but all in all it's one hell of a deal.

If you like having to constantly fawn over a fiercely jealous god who has a obsessive fascination with foreskins, menses, and burning meat, that is.

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