Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Thou Shalt Not Tempt the LORD Thy God

Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on the pinnacle of the temple, and saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down; for it is written, He shall give His angels charge concerning thee; and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. (Matthew 4: 5 - 7)

Some idiot should have a little closer attention.

Some guy, saying God would protect him from the lions, lowered himself into a lions pit in a Ukrainian zoo. He did not survive the adventure. (God might have under different circumstances, but we have warned not to put Him on the spot by saying He will definitely do something when He did not say so.) Give this idiot a Darwin Award.

It did not say who he was or what religion he followed.


Blogger armed_and_christian said...

*Sigh* This is almost as bad as the people who believe that God is somehow obligated to grant them physical healing based upon their understanding of Isaiah 53:5

Just because He can do it and sometimes does do it doesn't mean He will do it all the time, every time, or that He is somehow beholden to do so.

Some people claim religion has caused more deaths and strife than anything else in the world. I disagree. It is misuse and inappropriate application of religion that has done so.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

A&C has a great point about religion and strife. The middle east wackos are a great example.

As for lion boy, his prayer to god to help him reminded me of the MASH episode with the guy who thought he was Jesus. When asked about unanswered prayers he said "All prayers are answered, but sometimes the answer is no". I'd say that's what happened in this case

11:26 PM  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

The poor guy was apparently a bit loopy from what I read.

2:20 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

CP- That is a great line. I'll remember it.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

It's one that I keep in mind when I think I've been forgotten by the big guy.

9:14 PM  
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