A Bad Bible Prayer

“Oh sweet 8 lb. baby Jesus borne of the womb of definite 12 year-old virgin Mary, let me win the Mega Millions.”
– Everyone who suddenly found religion when the lottery was at 1.6 billion (also me)

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Psalms 127:3-5

Children are a heritage from the Lordoffspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court. (NIV)

Children are a gift from the Lorda reward from God himself. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior, children are full of the youth that we so desperately craveBlessed is he whose metaphorical quiver is packed with literal children. They shalt not be convicted by the highest courts of the law *hint hint*. (BBI) 

I suppose a much-needed disclaimer: I don’t support molestation in any form.

Romans 13:1-2

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. (NIV)

1 “God made everything that is authoritarian. Your parents? God. Your boss? God. Maniacal dictators? God. Use this section of the Bible to suggest you’ve been chosen by God and to justify any cruel and/or unusual punishment of human beings seeking asylum. (BBI)

I swear. Modern day Evangelical Christians are ancestors of the same religious fanatics they kicked out of England back in the day. Here are some alternative Bible passages to interpret:

33 When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. 34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.” (NIV, Lev. 19:33-34)

19 “Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow. Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” (NIV, Deut. 27:19)

Happy Fourth of July! This is America.

Psalms 69:10

10 When I weep and fast, I must endure scorn (NIV)

10 Steven turned the corner at the intersection and saw the golden arches illuminating the Friday night sky. He pulled up to the drive-thru speaker. A guttural belch of noise exploded from the intercom, “WKCOM T’MDANAOL, HOE KIN I H3LP U?”

“Excuse me?” Steven replied.

The employee cleared their throat and lethargically repeated their greeting, “Welcome to McDonald’s, how can I help you?”

“Can I get a Big M…” Steven suddenly caught a glimpse of his clock, 9:27PM, and remembered it was a Friday, a day of fasting.

“A Big Mac?…Sir? SIR?!”

Stephen paused for a moment. His stomach grumbled audibly. “Actually…actually no. Can I get a salad? Do you have any without any meat?”

“Our side salad. Or you can order one of our salads without the meat.”

“Okay, will that be any cheaper if there’s no meat?”

“No.” (BBI)

Have fun fasting, my Catholic peoples.

1 Peter 5:6-7

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (NIV)

Katelyn opened the large double doors and walked into the office. She glanced at God, but looked away quickly as she felt she was not worthy. Also, the light emitting from his face was blinding. Instead, Katelyn looked around the room at the high bookshelves, intricate stained glass windows, and therapist’s reclining chair.

“I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty nervous,” she said.

“Do not worry my child. Come,” God said as he pointed her in the direction of the chair. Upon his beckoning, Katelyn walked to the chair and sat in it. She felt comfortable in his holy light and began casting her anxieties onto him.

“I just don’t know, God. Sometimes, I just feel like I’m not getting as much out of life as I put in.” Katelyn paused as God scribbled something down on a legal pad. “And I’m not sure if it’s something I can control or not. It’s really tiring and affecting my self-esteem.”

“That’s certainly interesting. How do you feel it’s impacting your life?” God said with compassion.

“I work out and everything, but I hate the way my knees look. Look at my them!”

“Yeah, I’m looking at them. I made them. What’s the problem?”

“Someone said my knees look like Al Pacino and Chevy Chase’s lovechild!”

“Oh, Jerry? Yeah, he’s an asshole. Don’t worry about him. I’ll take care of him.”

“Wait, how did you–?”

“I know everything. Go on, what else troubles you, my child?”

“My anxiety has me feeling uncomfortable in my own skin. When I go to the shower, I cover my private parts, even though I know no one else is there. Is that weird?”

“Well, God does see everything.”

“Excuse me?”

“Nothing. Anything else?”

“Well, there is one more thing,” Kaitlyn hesitated for a moment and then found the strength to continue. “I’ve…I’ve been such a mess lately that I’ve gone back to gambling. It started with slot machines, but it wasn’t good enough. I started playing blackjack. And I won a few hands, and it felt good. But then I lost my wedding ring, so I had to win it back. So then I bet my daughter’s college fund. I didn’t think I had another choice. I still haven’t told my husband. I told him I lost my ring while at the gym. What do I do? Oh God, what do I do?!”

“Hmm, that is tough. All right, 10 Our Fathers and 10 Hail Marys, and you should be good. NEXT!” (BBI)

1 Corinthians 30:18-19

18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness” (NIV)

18 Idiocy is brilliance. Intelligence is stupid. Logic is nonsense. 19 Everything you know is a lie, for I, your God, do not recognize your wisdom. For I am the only one who can be wise. I am omniscient, and all of the knowledge is mine. You shall forever pay for eating my special fruit. For it is written: “Schools, books, and smartphones are sin, and all those who partake shall be smitten.” (BBI)

Ezekiel 23:20

20 There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses. (NIV)

So this is supposedly part of a parable about the origins of Samaria and Jerusalem. Honestly, not even sure what they’re trying to say. But MAYBE, if you want people to understand your message and convert to your religion, you shouldn’t talk in riddle. Especially about donkey dick and horse farts.

Deuteronomy 6:5-7

And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (KJV)

Love me. With all your heart, soul, blah blah, you know. Just love me! LOVE ME! I’m so needy for attention. This isn’t even a choice. LOVE ME!! And I shall ingrain this feeling deep into your heart so you never forget! And you’ll speak about me to your children and your children’s children – when you’re in your home, when you’re walking, when you’re lying down, and when you get up. BYAHH! ALL. BECAUSE. YOU. LOVE. ME. (BBI)

Jeez, insecure much?

Mark 2:15-17

15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” (NIV)

15 Jesus and his disciples went to eat dinner at Levi’s house with numerous tax collectors and sinners. 16 The Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors and asked his disciples, “Ew, why does he eat with those lowly tax collectors and sinners?”

17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

“God, what a pretentious dick,” the Pharisee muttered as he walked along. (BBI)

Joel 2:12-14

12 “Even now,” declares the Lord,
    “return to me with all your heart,
    with fasting and weeping and mourning.”

13 Rend your heart
    and not your garments.
Return to the Lord your God,
    for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love,
    and he relents from sending calamity.
14 Who knows? He may turn and relent
    and leave behind a blessing—
grain offerings and drink offerings
    for the Lord your God. (NIV)

12 The Lord proclaimed from the sky,
    “Return to me with all your heart,
    by not eating food, crying, and devastation.

13 Give up your heart, your literal heart, up to me.
    Pull it directly out of your chest, but don’t take off your garments,
    for you know I get squeamish about nudity.
Return to the Lord, your God,
    for He is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger, despite drowning the entire world once,
abounding in love, 
and he relents from sending calamity.
He also is the humblest to ever exist,
extremely good looking, and godlike in the sack.
14 Return to the Lord! Who knows?
He may turn 
and leave behind a blessing—
if you give up offerings of grain and drink
    to the Lord your God. (BBI)