A learned man was queried
Where almighty God was found:
“He’s everywhere, eternally—
To see Him, look around!
He cannot be delimited;
He’s every place we look—
Not merely in a church, or in
The pages of a book!”
But such a claim is silly
And it’s easily disproved:
Just watch hotels turn godless
When their bibles are removed!
Why, the absence of a bible
Leaves an atheistic room!
Then observe the learned Christians
As they prophesy our doom
“We have every right to read it!”
They reflexively will spit;
Though this right has not been challenged,
Nor been weakened—not one bit!
If the bible isn’t present,
In a drawer or on a shelf,
There is nothing that’s preventing you
From bringing one yourself!
You can bring your favorite version
There are tons from which to choose
From the stuffy King James Bible
To the seventies’ Good News
There are hundreds you can pick from
So you’ve got to like the odds;
And if bibles aren’t your favorite, then
There’s loads of other gods!
You could choose to read a novel
You could choose to watch TV
You could talk with one another
(Which sounds pretty good to me)
All your options are wide open,
Which I think this verse has shown
And you still can read your bible…
But you’ll have to bring your own
Sometimes it really pays to read the comments.
You may have heard; the U.S. Navy has agreed to remove the bibles from their hotel rooms, at the urging of the FFRF (Freedom From Religion Foundation), so that the Navy-run hotels do not give the impression of favoring Christians. So… with the removal of the bibles, Christians will be treated the same way members of any other religion are, and the same as atheists are. In other words, Satan wins, the seventh seal is broken, it’s the end of the world as we know it.
“U.S. Navy Removes Bibles from All Hotel Rooms after Atheist Group Filed Complaint“, reads the headline at the Gospel Herald. Not quite sensationalist enough, so Charisma News went with “Navy Removes All Signs of Christ From Military Hotel Rooms“. Even better, though, would be to have someone to blame–and if you are The Patriot Post, you can’t blame that pesky constitution, so “Obama Admin Orders Bible Removal“.
But the headlines, entertaining as they are, can’t hold a candle to the comments. All of the classics–it’s a war on Christians, why can’t they just look the other way?, will we have to empty the libraries next?, and the old classic:
The empty room and empty night table is equally abhorrent. The absence of biblical texts means that the military supports the so called “religion” of no God. That’s more an abuse of the 1st Amendment then the former. Think about it.
Yes, think about it.
Someone has to.