Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Quick Misuse of Paul

We've seen lots of awesome discussion on this blog recently. Some of it's been rather heavy. So to lighten the mood I'm going to purposefully and blatantly abuse a quotation from the Apostle Paul. Here's the famous passage where he told Christians to go get smashed (taken, minus verse numbering, from Biblegateway, NIV, 1 Thessalonians 5:6-7 (edit: actually it was chapter 5):
So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us [...] get drunk at night.
In case that's not enough context for you, let's have a little more. At this point it becomes clear that Paul is only recommending drunkenness implicitly:
"So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep [...] For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night."
Okay, so maybe that's not enough context.
So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.
It should be clear that Paul is here recommending that at night we go out and get smashed with caffeinated liquor of some kind (for the alert-ness, and to help keep us from losing our moral reason.)

Of course at this point my abuse is blatantly obvious. Thanks for indulging me.

1 comment:

A. Scott / Xeirxes said...

I think that this will spawn a new era of Christianity, in which the majority of the week we will spend in a drunken, caffeine-induced rush and during the Sabbath we will sleep (but only at night).

Don't forget to teach your kids to pray before they sleep, or before they enter the drunken caffeine rush.

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