I’m talking about Matthew 19:24 in which Jesus says that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven.
When I pointed this out to one of my conservative Christian friends, he suddenly claims the Bible isn’t to be taken literally in this passage.
He takes the virgin birth literally.
He takes the resurrection literally.
He takes the flood literally.
He takes all passages condemning gay people literally.
But the moment the Bible says that rich, greedy folks will burn in hell? Of course that isn’t literal.
How fucking convenient.
You know, heroin
I was sick of enabling him, prepping heroin for him, so I’d given him brake fluid instead.