Hobby Lobby’s “Incomplete Paperwork”

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.

 

8 Responses

  1. Henry

    Jon:“Vatican police raided what has been called a “gay orgy”, probably just a party, that involved high ranking Catholic clergy.”

    Remind me not to attend one of your “parties”.

  2. Henry

    Jon:The entire faith would do itself proud if it would stop portraying the Bible as something more than it is.”

    If you read the Bible, you will find all sinners but One. That you only see the acts of sin of these “self serving wealthy people” as the end of the story is quite myopic. I do understand you can’t help it in your state of rejection. Bad spot to place oneself, and unfortunately, you have good company.

  3. Catcher

    Ah yes, the Holy Rollers, ( An umbrella term for radical pietism.) Not much difference from all the relics of the RCC. It was joked at the time of the Reformation they even had feathers from the Holy Ghost. There was also the claim they had a few drops of milk from Mary’s breast. People went for many miles on pilgrimages to gain indulgences, (time off from purgatory) to see such things, and there were many. Some churches had large collections. The bigger the collections of relics, the larger the crowd, (tourists). “What am my bid for the finger of your favorite saint?”

    1. Jinx II

      Yes, indeed Catcher! I have read if you put all the so called pieces of the cross claimed to be the “one”, you would have enough for 50, 100, crosses….can’t remember the number but it still adds up to many more than one!

  4. entech

    There is a market for all such things, it is not only religious gullibility, all “important historical events” produce such things. Wherever there is someone that wants to believe and witness and be a part of something great you will find someone happy to provide the sights and experiences (for a price)
    I am not certain.Ken Ham and the Banana Man are a couple of antipodean huckster doing well in America.
    I forget the number of caves , genuine and original, where Robert the Bruce had his little epiphany with the spider. I once met a lady who assured me that on a trip to England her ship stopped at Marseilles and they were shown the actual cell where the Count of Monte Christo was incarcerated.

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