Wise Men and Fools
The Peach is surprised that no one in the SCLM seems to have caught Tom DeLay's latest gaffe: a turn at a Congressional Prayer Breakfast that was broadcast this past Tuesday on C-SPAN. Following some of his colleagues' comments on the tsunami in Asia, with its attendant death toll of over 150,000 so far, DeLay held forth with a bible-reading that could be construed as his explanation for the tragedy.
From the Gospel according to Matthew, he read a passage from Chapter 7, concluding:
Everyone who listens to these words of mine, and acts on them, will be like a wise man, who built his house on a rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew, and buffeted the house, but it did not collapse; it has been set solidly on rock. And everyone who listens to these words of mine, but does not act on them, will be like a fool who built his house on sand. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew, and buffeted the house, and it collapsed and was completely ruined.The Peach assumes it is obvious who are the wise and who are the foolish in DeLay's scenario. What we can't understand is how this kind of thing is less obscene than, say, Howard Stern spanking prostitutes on his radio show.