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Luke 12:2-3

Nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed from the housetops.

  • Anonymous

    Wait, Johnny Cash was quoting the Bible?

    Now I’ve got “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” stuck in my head. Thanks.

  • We Must Dissent

    Johnny Cash quoting the Bible isn’t that unusual.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t say it was. My familiarity with Johnny Cash is basically “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” and “Folsom Prison Blues”, and I didn’t realize that was a Bible quote in “God’s Gonna Cut You Down”.

  • We Must Dissent

    Sorry. They way I read it, you seemed surprised that he did. He recorded quite a few gospel and spiritual pieces, and there are traces of his Christianity in a lot of his work.

  • Amaryllis

    So tell me who I see
    when I look in your eyes
    Is that you baby
    or just a brilliant disguise

    So when you look at me
    you better look hard and look twice
    Is that me baby
    or just a brilliant disguise 

    - Bruce Springsteen

  • hagsrus

    In my more literal moments I visualize vast crowds listening to all these hidden details of one’s life, perhaps with occasional salacious moments of enjoyment but mostly with sheer hellish boredom, akin to the priest in the confessional. And dreading the moment when Grandma finds out was being said behind her back all these years, and everyone knowing what happened that time…

    Hmm. “Now [the eagle] flies down and tells [Prometheus] about its hernia operation.”

  • Anonymous

    Clearly had a vision of the internet.

  • Anonymous

    This is the verse that always comes to my mind whenever some long-hidden crime explodes into our collective cultural consciousness. And for some reason the principles involved are always utterly shocked that their Dirty Deeds have somehow been exposed to the public! (Yes, Penn State; I’m looking at you! [For the moment, at least...])

    When is it going to sink in that a) technology (primarily video recording, but also text and audio recording; as well as miniaturized and internet “cloud”-based data storage) is making it ever more difficult to hide evidence of such activity and b), more fundamentally, such “Powers-That-Be” and “Boys-will-be-boys”-type behavior is less-and-less tolerated by society-at-large? (With, of course, certain exceptions — Remember, the vast majority of the George W. Bush Administration has yet to pay for *it’s* crimes…) Also, they never seem to remember that covering up the crime tends to have *worse* consequences than the actual crime itself.


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