Friday, April 25, 2008

Double Bible babble

What do these two have in common? They both frequently misquote a Bible passage.

Jules Winnfield, a character in Pulp Fiction played by Samuel L. Jackson, before delivering his doom upon your ass, recites a form of the following passage, which says is from Ezekiel 25:17:
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and goodwill shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

Actually, Ezekiel 25:17 resembles part of the last sentence or two of that bit, but the rest is fabrication. Sounds convincing, though.

Nancy Pelosi seems to be fond of reciting this passage, which she says is in the Bible (in the Old Testament):
To minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.' On this Earth Day, and every day, let us pledge to our children, and our children's children, that they will have clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature.

Trouble is, nobody so far has found that in the Bible. Not in any version.

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Mando Mama said...

Evidently you missed the History Channel docudrama about The Lost Books of Pelosi.

Blueberry said...

It's not a bad sentiment in the Pelosi Gospel, actually. Sure beats the hell fire and destruction in some of the other bible books.