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LetMyPeopleVote

(149,311 posts)
Tue Mar 2, 2021, 12:04 AM Mar 2021

Idol Worship The Obvious Biblical Beef With the Golden Trump

This was posted by one of the lawyers who I know from the local Democratic Lawyers Association https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/the-obvious-biblical-beef-with-the-golden-trump-1.9575808?fbclid=IwAR2LJPpjfdok7k2uW0LjO7mTDmtXgHnpk97EYu3GhW7zQ0bb96xfMhf84HQ

Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, two men were seen hauling a gold statue of Donald Trump through the Hyatt Regency Orlando lobby. Clergy, coreligionists and people with eyes for easy metaphors all asked: Where’s the beef?

It doesn’t take a doctorate of divinity to see the parallel to this ludicrous idol worship and the episode of the golden calf, in which a faction of the Israelites, left alone by Moses for roughly the period Trump’s been out of office, melted down their rings into a “molten calf” and made offerings to it.




This made God (a Jealous God) angry, and Moses, too. I mean, our guy shattered the Ten Commandments when he saw what was going down. It’s pretty clear to see why.

On those tablets, notarized by divine fire, one finds the line item, “Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any manner of likeness, of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.”

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Idol Worship The Obvious Biblical Beef With the Golden Trump (Original Post) LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2021 OP
According to my friend, this is this week's Torah reading LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2021 #1
I think the ironic thing is that the "Golden Dump" is made of plastic. LakeArenal Mar 2021 #2

LetMyPeopleVote

(149,311 posts)
1. According to my friend, this is this week's Torah reading
Tue Mar 2, 2021, 12:06 AM
Mar 2021

This is from one of the lawyers in the local Democratic Lawyers Association

There is a G-d and she has a sense of humor. Or at least timing. This week's Torah portion:
Parashat Ki Tisa
Exodus 30:11 - 34:35
SUMMARY
In this Torah portion, Moses stays with God on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights. There, he is given the 10 Commandments on stone tablets. Fearing Moses will never return, the Israelites turn to Aaron, who demands that everyone bring him their gold, so he can make a golden calf. When Moses comes down the mountain and sees the people dancing around this idol, he smashes the tablets on the ground. God punishes with a plague all the Israelites who were involved. Moses builds a tent to be his meeting place with God.

LakeArenal

(29,275 posts)
2. I think the ironic thing is that the "Golden Dump" is made of plastic.
Tue Mar 2, 2021, 09:40 AM
Mar 2021

Really trumpers? Plastic?????

Trump despises all things plastic.

How we supposed to “punish” China using plastic?

Phony as the always have been.

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