Satire is about speaking truth to power, and pointing out hypocrisy/shortcomings.
The Babylon Bee is indeed going after a powerful international corporation, but the "hypocrisy" they point out is failure to idolize gun possession at any cost.
How can a Christian (a "Little Christ") organization worship weapons of death, when they purport to follow someone who invites us to lay down our lives, and, "In all things, do to others what you would have them do to you"?
So I started watching Lodge 49 (AMC - to catch up on Season 1 I got a subscription to Hulu, which I hope to cancel before the trial period expires). It's a very good show. Solid writing and solid acting. I describe it as David Lynch meets The Dude meets late-stage capitalism. I don't watch much TV, so what I do watch needs to be top shelf, and this definitely qualifies. If that interests you, check it out!
Welp the auction was Tuesday. The good news is, it is finally over. The less good news: we got at the very bottom end of what we were willing to take. Our auctioneer assured us it would go for substantially more. Oh well. We're still doing pretty well - just have to postpone some plans. At least we can move on and put this behind us. Onward and upward...
It's been a difficult few weeks here - we're selling our house/small farm at auction, and I've been totally stressed about it. Our realtor/auctioneer tells us he believes it will go for "market value" (which I am fine with), but I know that the nightmare scenario cannot be ruled out, and that freaks me out. I'll certainly be glad when it's all over...
But an undocumented Guatemalan was driving and came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He pulled over and gave him first aid. Then he put the man in his car and brought him to the local Urgent Care. 'I have $200; help him as far as this will go,' he said to the receptionist, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.' 3/
But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, 'And who is my neighbor?'
In reply Jesus said: 'A man was driving from Millersburg to Dover, when he was carjacked. They took his money and his car, beat him up and left, leaving him half dead. A evangelical christian pastor happened to be driving down the same road, and when he saw the man, he quickly drove by, as he was late for a prayer meeting. So too, a local megachurch deacon, was driving by and saw him, quickly drove past. 2/
The Parable of the Good Guatemalan (Luke 10:25-37)
On one occasion a seminary professor stood up to test Jesus. 'Teacher,' he asked, 'what must I do to inherit eternal life?'
'What is written in the Bible?' he replied. 'How do you read it?'
He answered, ' 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind;' and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.''
'You have answered correctly,' Jesus replied. 'Do this and you will live.' 1/
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
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