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Sunday favorites January 13, 2013

Psalm 146

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God all my life long.

Do not put your trust in princes,
in mortals, in whom there is no help.
When their breath departs, they return to the earth;
on that very day their plans perish.

Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord their God,
who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them;
who keeps faith for ever;
who executes justice for the oppressed;
who gives food to the hungry.

The Lord sets the prisoners free;
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the strangers;
he upholds the orphan and the widow,
but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

The Lord will reign for ever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the Lord!


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  • This is a good verse.

    But I’m commenting about the ad. We’ve laughed about the ads here before, but I cannot laugh about this one. “She couldn’t love him [her husband?]… until His love made her whole.”

    I feel like vomiting. I don’t know whether the ad is saying that you need to stay with your abusive husband, or you need to marry the first man to come along even if you don’t love him, or if you’re a woman who does not romantically love a man, there’s something wrong with you, or all three. I’ve seen all of them in Christianist garbage. But this is incredibly upsetting.

    Fred, you’re at a site that runs advertisements telling women there’s something wrong with them if they don’t love a specific man. You do not need to be, at all. I know for a fact that you could make a decent living with your own site, under your own name, without misogynistic and general wtf-advertising. (And we’re customers now, like it or not.) Can you please tell us why you’re at patheos instead?

  •  I’m not sure what adserver Patheos uses but I don’t think we all see the same ads. I’m seeing ads for the NHS’s “Talk to Dad” campaign (it’s about Alziemers), BT, Lloyds TSB, Nicorette and a book about Genesis.  I know it seems to react to sites I’ve been to recently so I’m not sure how much control Patheos has over the ads they show.

  • Great psalm. ^_^

  • Mark Z.

    This, coming from someone who dislikes Leonard Cohen because he’s “whiny”.

  • Sgt. Pepper’s Bleeding Heart

    Can you please tell us why you’re at patheos instead?

    He explained why. He copped a lot of flack for it from people who haven’t opened themselves up to accusations from strangers about the evils they might be complicit in through their own forms of employment.

    I’ve heard many times in the comments here that people don’t owe others an explanation or justification for their personal decisions. Was I naive in assuming that was a statement of principle rather than something that can be revoked when the decision is one you don’t agree with?

  • reynard61

    [Teabagger mode] Executes justice for the oppressed? Gives food to the hungry?! Sets the prisoners free?! Watches over the strangers?! Upholds the orphan and the widow??? He’s a Socialist, I tells ya! A *SOCIALIST!!!* *starts frothing at the mouth* [/Teabagger mode]