Sunday, September 1, 2013

Interesting juxtaposition in my email spam...

There was an ad inviting me to sign up for a service that sends a bible verse every day to my inbox.  Yes, I'm Christian.  No, I do not believe it's wise to take verses out of context, not even the famous and beloved John 3:16. 

Right below that was an email hawking Ashley Madison married "dating"--we set up your affairs for you, so you don't get caught, or your money back, or some shit like that.

Um...no.  Just no.  Not even by itself, for several reasons.

First, my Odysseus is my best friend, my other half, and I can sooner imagine doing something to deliberately harm myself than I could something that would hurt him. 

Second, that harms the foundation upon which my children's life is built.

Third...I really have a hate-on for oathbreakers.  Really, really.  It's the root of my hatred of all of the congresscritters, cabinet, Supreme Court Justices, and pretty much anyone working in D.C. today.  And cheating on your spouse is breaking an oath, unless you specifically wrote that OUT of your vows.

But the two landing in my spam box kinda made me snicker.

6 comments:

  1. Maybe the accompanying verse could be Ezekiel xvi, 25: "Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms."

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    1. If I recall correctly, that chapter is referring to Jerusalem, and the way the city as a whole betrayed God. So...yeah. It may refer to adultery, but it's much more applicable to Washington, D.C., than it is to an individual cheater.

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  2. "Third...I really have a hate-on for oathbreakers. Really, really. It's the root of my hatred of all of the congresscritters, cabinet, Supreme Court Justices, and pretty much anyone working in D.C. today. And cheating on your spouse is breaking an oath, unless you specifically wrote that OUT of your vows."


    YES!!! THIS!!! 1000x!!! This is why I have no use for either Bill Clinton (D) or Mark Sanford (R), if you will cheat on your spouse you have NO BUSINESS being ANYWHERE near the "public" coffers (a rant for another day).

    It's frustrating to me how many people do not get that.

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    1. Exactly. People piss me off, sometimes, with their double standards that permit politicians to do things they'd boot family members out of their lives for.

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  3. Thou shalt not commit adultery, but if thou wishest to check it out, we have what you need.

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