God Hates Figs

No, really: “Mark 11:12-14 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. 14Then he said to the tree, ‘May no one ever eat fruit from you again.’ And his disciples heard him say it.”

H/T boingboing

-David Drumm (Nal)

46 thoughts on “God Hates Figs”

  1. Thanks Elaine.

    That’s a keeper. I’ll send it to all my inlaws – they’re not talking to me anyway. (Joke) 🙂

  2. Blouise

    Is there a site or youtube that has all the signs? They were so much more creative than the Tea Party signs. No surprise.

  3. From figs to Saturday night baths and everything in between … this is a great thread!

    My favorite sign from Saturday’s rally was the guy who ran out of letters and couldn’t finish his sign about running out of letters …

  4. Buckeye & Ms EM,

    All my 60++++++years, bein’ a country boy, I missed the true meaning of sabbath until today, in this thread.

    Since country folk only takes a bath onest a week–on Saturdee–I thought my momma said the word Sat-bath for brevity. Momma always sayd I never did warsh my (y)ears out with soap very good…I ‘spect now she wuz rite.

  5. 16And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.

    would that include the offering plate?

  6. FF Leo

    If you wanted to, you could even start the sabbath on Friday night just before sunset and end it Saturday evening. This would leave the rest of Saturday night for whatever, and all day Sunday for fishing.

  7. rafflaw,

    I attended parochial school. We were required to memorize answers from the Baltimore catechism. I did have a missal that I brought to church with me every Sunday. I’m with Swarthmore mom.

  8. Swarthmore,
    You are right about not reading the bible as a Catholic. We had to read our Catechism, but that was it.

  9. FFLEO I guess you should have been brought up catholic as we never read the bible. I still don’t know my way around the bible, and now I don’t care.

  10. (Sigh) I guess you are right again Mz. EM. I must be a closet atheist since I often sang the following song and it has been a favorite of mine since my early 1950s Southern Baptist Sundee Skool Daze…and ‘those were the daze, my friend, I thought they would never end’, and my mind is still dazed from that Sundee larnin’

    Full Disclosure/Disclaimer: my sangin’ aint nigh as melodious as these songstress dueters due:

  11. FF Leo,

    I think you may be an atheist in name only. Are you sure you ain’t one-a-them agnostics? An ole feller sech as yerself should know that the Sabbath can be Saturday too. I guess you’re gonna have to start behavin’ yerself all weekend long–just to ensure you don’t bring down the wrath of a Supreme Being upon yerself.

  12. Ms. EM,

    Regarding the gender of date question, can I put that one off until the morrow to answer?

    While I don’t believe in the Lord ner sich nonsense, it is a’lightenin’ n’ a’thunderin’ outside with ternader-like winds a’howlin’ n’ other possible acts of god occurrin’, plus it is Sunday, after all. That is, it is still wise for us older atheists to ‘hedge our bets’…

  13. FF Leo,

    You devil! You know there was no double-entendre intended in my comment.

    What gender are you supposin’ those dates mighta bin?

  14. “God hates figs. Praise the Lord–and pass the dates.”

    Does the the Lord allow hisself to date, and if so, isn’t it rather risky behavior to be passing his dates around?

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