She’s Winking At Me!

Turns out Sarah Palin doesn’t follow the Bible as closely as we thought…

Steve Wells points out the relevant Bible verses.

Proverbs 10:10:

He who winks the eye causes trouble,
And a babbling fool will be ruined.

Proverbs 6:12-15:

A scoundrel and villain,
who goes about with a corrupt mouth,

who winks with his eye,
signals with his feet
and motions with his fingers,

who plots evil with deceit in his heart —
he always stirs up dissension.

Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant;
he will suddenly be destroyed — without remedy.

Disaster will follow her.

The Bible hath foretold it.

Who knew!

(via Dwindling in Unbelief)

  • Gabriel

    >blockquote>And a babbling fool will be ruined.

    Shouldn’t that be the part in bold?

  • http://lifebeforedeath.blogsome.com Felicia Gilljam

    I also think you forgot to bold some parts:

    A scoundrel and villain,
    who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
    who winks with his eye,
    signals with his feet
    and motions with his fingers

  • http://www.godtalkradio.com Jason

    Very Cool. A bible-believing Atheist…I wonder what that same atheist would say about Psalm 14:1…

    “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.”

    Gosh darnit Joe, that bible verse just isn’t as funny, now is it?

  • BZ

    There is a difference between quoting the bible to point out that a christian is being hypocritical or to point out the folly of biblical literalism versus quoting it as a source of authority. We can show disgust for the hateful verses of the bible at the same time we point out the silliness of other verses.

  • mikespeir

    Repent, Sarah!

  • Awesomesauce

    Wait, where does it say that the atheist believes in the bible? Did I miss that part? I thought the point was that the bible says winking is bad, and that Sarah Palin seemed to not get the memo.

  • http://www.otmatheist.com/ hoverFrog

    Clearly Sarah is preparing for life with an eye patch. She’s secretly planning a conversion to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Assuming the piratical pose has let slip her true intentions. Yarr!

  • Nick

    Hmm, couldn’t you say that Palin is NOT in fact ‘breaking the Bible law’ since she’s a female? Technically, you could say that only males cannot wink, since the proverbs do not state ‘he/she’, only ‘he’. Yes, yes, I realize that the West has been a patriarchal society, and it is usually automatic to refer to a person (gender unknown) as a male. But, I suppose that Bible literalists (like Palin) would probably interpret the proverbs as referring to only males, since the proverbs say, and only say, ‘he’.

  • http://www.godtalkradio.com Jason

    Awesomesauce:

    Very good point. I recant my previous statement about an atheist ‘believing’ in the bible, since the sarcasm was obviously missed.

    I’d still be interested in why someone would be willing to use parts of ‘scripture’ to point out the hypocrisy of a Christian while rejecting the rest of the book as rubbish. Wouldn’t all of the book be rubbish, and not just the parts that work to meet the ends of a silly word-match game? Seems strange to me, but then again I’m just another foot tapping, eye-winking, bible-believing literalist.

  • Rest

    She can’t be a real Christian.

    “Women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array.” — 1 Timothy 2:9

    “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing.” — 1 Timothy 2:11-15

    And regarding her need for glasses…

    “Who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?” — Ex.4:11

    Punishment, perhaps, for her sins?

    Yes, repent, Sarah! Before it is too late!

  • mikespeir

    I’d still be interested in why someone would be willing to use parts of ‘scripture’ to point out the hypocrisy of a Christian while rejecting the rest of the book as rubbish.

    Oh, because a hypocrite is somebody who doesn’t follow her own moral code. One doesn’t have to subscribe to that code himself to notice.

    That said, this thread is pretty much for entertainment purposes, I’m sure.

  • http://www.nautblog.blogspot.com Sean the Blogonaut

    That wink looks rather forced to me more like she’s about to look down a rifle sight.

  • J. J. Ramsey

    Looks more like the verses about “He who winks the eye” is more a depiction of a scoundrel than a prohibition against winking in and of itself.

    Then, that makes the verses even more appropriate for Palin, now, doesn’t it? ;)

  • Pamela

    “he will suddenly be destroyed — without remedy.”

    Let’s hope so. Hope she drops out and is forgotten! (Or better, loses.)

  • cipher

    Very Cool. A bible-believing Atheist…I wonder what that same atheist would say about Psalm 14:1…

    “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.”

    Gosh darnit Joe, that bible verse just isn’t as funny, now is it?

    Does it bother anyone else that these God Talk Radio guys show up every once in a while to make an inane comment that only they find humorous? The last one I remember was when we were trying to come up with reasons not to believe in evolution, and one of them said, “Because if you believe it, you’ll go to hell!”

    Onward Christian Snipers.

  • SarahH

    She can’t be a real Christian.

    “Women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array.” — 1 Timothy 2:9

    Rest – and I certainly didn’t see a head-covering on her in that footage from her church. Unless she took option B and shaved her head and then wore a wig over it… maybe that’s sort of obeying both choices! A shaven head with a wig covering!

  • cipher

    Unless she took option B and shaved her head and then wore a wig over it…

    Don’t laugh – ultra-Orthodox Jewish women actually do this. Don’t even get me started.

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  • http://www.godtalkradio.com Jason

    Cipher:

    Moment of truth…

    What do you find more “insane”:

    A. My comments
    B. My horrible attempts at humor
    C. My lack of ‘comments’ on this website
    D. All of the above

    Thanks for taking notice of my attendance at FriendlyAtheist.com. I’ll have you know that I’m simply practicing good biblical discipline while I’m here by being ‘quick to listen’ and ‘slow to speak’. Thanks for helping me stay true to the Word!

    Blessings,

    Jason

  • http://lifebeforedeath.blogsome.com Felicia Gilljam

    Jason: Look up the word “inane”. :) And my answer, if you substitute “insane” for “inane”, would be A. Can you seriously not see the problem with someone claiming to believe in the bible as a source of morals (as I assume Palin does) and yet ignoring the parts telling us how we should be acting?

  • cipher

    Felicia is correct – I said “inane”, not “insane”.

    If they’re attempts at humor, then they are horrible. Basically, “You’re all going to hell! Heh heh!”

    As far as being “slow to speak” is concerned – what precisely is it you’re trying to accomplish here? Do you think these drive-by comments are of any value? Do you honestly think that anyone here comes away thinking, “My God, he’s right! I’d better straighten out my act so I won’t go to hell for eternity!”? Or are you merely trying to satisfy a morbid curiosity?

  • http://www.otmatheist.com hoverFrog

    Jason, I speak only for myself here but I have found that the bible can contain some useful advice. Winking not withstanding I’m happy to take good advice and discard poor advice wherever I find it. Atheists like me won’t deny that “The Good Book” has it’s pluses or that it has some monstrous negatives.

    We are free to pick and choose whatever works for us. It doesn’t matter if that is the Sermon on the Mount (Christianity), the Eightfold Path (Buddhism), whole chunks of Jainism, underwear advice in Mormonism or the anti-war message in Lord of the Rings. We are free to choose and don’t feel any need to take the bad along with the good.

    In addition we are free to laugh at the silly stuff (wink wink) that the holy books pass off as revealed wisdom. We can even use it to make fun of those who promote a literal reading of these holy books.

    Were you expecting atheists to hate the bible and refuse to touch it? If so then you’re getting us mixed up with vampires.

  • cipher

    If so then you’re getting us mixed up with vampires.

    I actually do try to stay out of the sun…


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