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.
It's Monday again and another story. This story is about one of the worst airman I ever supervised and the incident that finally got him kicked out of the Air Force. Names have changed for protection of the innocent and the dirt bags.
Senior Airman Smith is a recently divorced SrA. This poor Airman has to pay child support. SrA Smith's ex-wife is also Air Force and does the same job but is on our sister crew. Despite being called heartless many times, I do care about my Airmen's welfare.
One night around 0300. SrA Smith comes up to me and says he forgot to bring his dinner in and was wondering if he could run home and grab it real quick. Knowing that he doesn't have the money to join in on our regular food runs and knowing that he probably hasn't eaten all night, I tell him to make it quick.
About 30 minutes later SrA Smith comes back carrying a box of saltine crackers. My NCO senses are tingling, but I hold off on acting on them and decide to wait and see how the unknown situation is going to play out.
Around 0345 the section phone rings and as another Airman goes to answer it Smith hollers out "If that's my bitch ex-wife, tell her I'm not here". Again my NCO senses are tingling but I still refrain from acting on them.
Well the other Airman comes out and informs me that the call is for me. I'm a little confused because I have a phone at my desk that everybody who would ever call me has the number. I absolutely never get calls on the shop phone. I go to the phone and give the standard military greeting. On the other end is Smith's ex-wife and the following conversation happens.
ex-wife: TSgt throwawaytoreply1, it's Smith's ex-wife.
me: hi, ex-wife. how are you.
ex-wife: I'm freaking out. Smith came over and beat the shit out of my new boyfriend. I can't get his nose to stop bleeding. We're supposed to be at work in an hour and I don't want to give Smith our child because I think he may take off with her.
me: Don't worry about the child swap. Concentrate on stopping the bleeding and then getting yourself ready for work. We'll have something figured out for your kid before you get here. By the way, how did Smith get into your place?
ex-wife: He has a key.
me: ok, well get everything taken care of and I'll see you in a bit.
Disappointed that I couldn't tack on breaking and entering onto his list of charges, I walk out of the phone booth knowing that we finally have enough to kick this kid out of the Air Force. I find the flight chief, relay wha... keep reading on reddit ➡
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