You’d have to say this past week was a tough one for the Christian faith. Vatican police raided what has been called a “gay orgy”, probably just a party, that involved high ranking Catholic clergy. Then, the deep Christian Hobby Lobby family was rung up on charges it illegally acquired ancient artifacts for it “Bible Museum” in Washington, DC.
A few years ago when the New York Times broke the Hobby Lobby theft story it was dismissed by the corporation as an “incomplete paperwork” problem. Now the family is admitting guilt, giving up thousands of artifacts and paying a $3 million fine. I wonder if this is a sin?
It doesn’t seem like rocket science to check out the source of some object being offered for sale. If it was stolen or the source selling it does not have credentials as a legitimate purveyor a red flag should register to people worth hundreds of millions of dollars and who have access to the finest lawyers in the world.
We have a carnival of silly Christian projects. Ken Ham is unsuccessfully promoting his phony Noah’s Ark Museum and now the Hobby Lobby family is promoting if Bible Museum with illegal artifacts. Maybe soon every town in the U. S. will have some kind of dishonest portrayal of invisible spirits and ghosts.
The entire faith would do itself proud if it would stop portraying the Bible as something more than it is. It is just the opinions of self serving wealthy people dominating the poor and illiterate.