Spraycan religion

The assaults on the Washington delegation to Congress overnight all looked pretty much like that on the garage of Sen. Norm Coleman.

The reference to Psalm 2 is perplexing:

1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. 8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. 10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Fox 9 quotes the University of St. Thomas’ Theology Department:

… the university says there are many parts that can easily be taken out of context. The most likely in this instance would be the rulers, or politicians in the vandalism cases, trying to go above their “pay grade,” so to speak.

There are few examples of the passage being quoted in other quasi-political ways.

A cartoonist in the Christian Post referred to it in an editorial cartoon to prove that God believes marriage is between one man and one woman. Another site . But various discussions online about the Psalm focus on whether it refers to Jesus, or King David.

  • bsimon

    No idea what the delusioned loon meant. I can only predict that if all their tags include the same reference, there is potential for a longer trail of action – perhaps online – that will lead fed investigators to their door. If I’m not mistaken, the DOJ’s wrath is kindled when our elected representatives are threatened.

  • boB Sinclair

    The St Thomas theologians could be right. I think the reference also is inclined towards verses 8 and 9 (see the “Or else!”). It could also be that the vandals are claiming that the politicians are not serving the Lord (that is God [or Yahweh or Allah (depending upon which member of the delegation that is being targeted)] with fear and trembling. The thing is that if these folks wanted to reference injustices foisted upon the “the widow and orphan” by the elite, they could have easily gone to Isiah or Jeremiah or some of the minor prophets for language that would be stronger in it’s condemnation.

  • Bob Collins

    Boy, there’s a thread for another day, pick your favorite Bible verse that you think justifies whatever crime you wish to commit.

  • Heather

    Funny blurb over at wonkette.com fingering Prince. Heh heh.