Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The Living Word

Scripture is the live word of the living God, made new for each generation. Of course, sometimes efforts to make the word new take a few liberties, as does this e-mail making the rounds. Not the word of God, to be sure, but pretty amusing in a partisan sort of way. Note to IRS agents looking in: no partisan endorsement is implied or emparted here, just an amusing and, one hope, faithful agitation to the powers that be. Besides, when Garrison Keillor is calling for the impeachment of the president -- in the pages of the Chicago Tribune, even -- one pastor's perspective is the least of the administration's worries.
The 23rd qualm
(written by a retired Methodist minister.)
Bush is my shepherd; I dwell in want.
He maketh logs to be cut down in national forests.
He leadeth trucks into the still wilderness.
He restoreth my fears.
He leadeth me in the paths of international disgrace
for his ego's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of pollution and
war, I will find no exit, for thou art in office.
Thy tax cuts for the rich and thy media control,
they discomfort me.
Thou preparest an agenda of deception in the
presence of thy religion.
Thou anointest my head with foreign oil.
My health insurance runneth out.
Surely megalomania and false patriotism shall
follow me all the days of thy term.
And my jobless child shall dwell in my basement forever.

1 comment:

mr. doug said...

Well, at least we get entertainment value out of our dear commander in chief...

It makes me sad the wrongs that have come from this administration. I'll think twice about voting for him in '08. Oh wait, we CAN'T vote for him in '08, Thank the good Lord!