Biblical Proportions

Seek Thou One Of Biblical Proportions And Cleave Unto Her

I’m very much not any form of Christian, despite having extensively studied their holy works and related texts in various languages, including the original ones in some, mostly New Testament cases. Still, the Bible does hold a lot of wisdom in it, much of which is either directly applicably to today or can be extrapolated to fit with today’s world (If, in many cases, one gets past both accidental and deliberate mistranslations).

A perfect case in point being the entirety of Proverbs, especially Proverbs 5, and most especially Proverbs 5:19:

Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

— Proverbs 5:19 KJV

See? This is why, despite being truly theologically, cosmologically, and ontologically opposed to the basic premises underlying Christians’ faith – a single, omniscient, omnipotent God who both made Creation and is Benevolent, I have a respect and fondness for the Bible, especially the Old Testament. The Bible, again especially the Old Testament, sets forth a lot of ways for people to live “rightly” and fairly well, and in those chapters, it includes nuggets of applicable wisdom on how to do so instead of just saying go forth and do this or go forth and don’t do this.

The entirety of Proverbs 5 can be summed up as an admonition to young men to not be promiscuous manwhores, dawgs, or players, but, instead, to find a good woman and stay with her. Then, in verse 19, it gives practical advice on what sort of woman to choose so that a man can better and more easily abide by the stricture. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Carry on, be thee wayward or steadfast,
— jonolan, DTh, DD, MLang

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A Little Angel!

She Looks Like A Little Angel!
She Looks Like A Little Angel! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

And, as so often babies are described as being cherubic in appearance, here’s the Christians’ Bible’s description of the Cherubim:

(10) And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel. (11) When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went. (12) And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had. (13) As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel. (14) And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

Ezekiel 10-14 (KJV)

Perhaps it would be better and less horrifying to biblical scholars to say that she looked like a little Putto. ๐Ÿ™‚

And yes, girl child or not, please do call them Putto-esque, even though the word technically means boy toddler. Given the gender suffixes in Italian, it’s probably best not to use the female form. ๐Ÿ˜†

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The Unaccountable Ones

The idea that people’s rulers should be served and given leave to rule is ancient. It’s even biblical.

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

Hebrews 13:17, the Bible( KJV)

But what if, as Americans have found in these latter, lesser days, our titular leaders are neither held accountable nor feel in any way that they are so or should even be so? What now? Should we obey them and/or submit ourselves to them and their agendas when it has become clear that they: do not watch for our souls; do not believe that they must give account to either us or the God(s); and do not, in the case of 53% of us, care what is unprofitable for us?

Obama - I Am God

Some would say that we, the People should pray for these would-be rulers of our land.

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

1 Timothy 2:1-2, the Bible( KJV)

Others would say that a quiet and peaceable life is not worth the cost in godliness and honesty that must accrue – a black debt upon our souls – by lending even spiritual aid and comfort to those who have reneged upon and defiled the covenant they were sworn to abide by. These too, however, often believe in prayer as the solution, though I find this lacking and vaguely theologically offensive.

Personally, I cannot help but belief that, upon our respective deaths, we shall go before our God(s) for judgement and they will task us sorely for not taking it upon our own heads and hands to deal with these unaccountable ones.

No! We must hold these would-be tyrants accountable for this failures and malicious misdeeds. The only questions of merit are what forms and within what limits, if any at all, our reprisals should take.

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Prophetic Change

Mankind periodically experiences prophetic Change. Such change also tend to accelerate, with prophetic changes happening with greater and greater frequency as we stumble the road of entropy.

5000 years ago Moses said to the Children of God, “Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land of milk and honey.

75 years ago Franklin Delano Roosevelt said to the people, “Put down your shovels, sit on your asses and light up a Camel. This is the Promised Land and the government shall give you all milk and honey.”

Today the government has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses and Camels, mortgaged the Promised Land, and declared milk and honey to be regulated closely.

I think that we’d be far better off with a change of prophets! The ones we’ve been getting lately down seem to be serving any God that Americans would choose to worship.

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Proverbial VP Debate

Paul Ryan debated Joe Biden and Biden was certainly in full form and his performance was as passionate as it was colorful. In some ways the vice presidential debate was biblical…

If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.

Proverbs 29:9, the Bible (ESV)

โ€œLaughing Joeโ€ certainly was feisty and entertaining though. The Vice President’s chuckles, sighs, interruptions, and odd asides during the debate with Rep. Paul Ryan really stole the show, something that was not predicted to happen.

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