HA Bible Study

Matthew 8:30-32
Not far from there a large herd of pigs was feeding. So the demons begged Jesus, “If you force us out, please send us into those pigs!” Jesus told them to go, and they went out of the men and into the pigs. All at once the pigs rushed down the steep bank into the lake and drowned.

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  1. 1

    God spews:

    The Prophet has chosen well.

    Ask yourself what was a herd of pigs doing in Israel?

    These were Roman pigs and they drowned rather than be eaten,

    I am that I amn.

  2. 2

    Deathfrogg spews:

    Well now, that rascal Brer Fox hated Brer Rabbit on account of he was always cutting capers and bossing everyone around. So Brer Fox decided to capture and kill Brer Rabbit if it was the last thing he ever did! He thought and he thought until he came up with a plan. He would make a tar baby! Brer Fox went and got some tar and he mixed it with some turpentine and he sculpted it into the figure of a cute little baby. Then he stuck a hat on the Tar Baby and sat her in the middle of the road.

    Brer Fox hid himself in the bushes near the road and he waited and waited for Brer Rabbit to come along. At long last, he heard someone whistling and chuckling to himself, and he knew that Brer Rabbit was coming up over the hill. As he reached the top, Brer Rabbit spotted the cute little Tar Baby. Brer Rabbit was surprised. He stopped and stared at this strange creature. He had never seen anything like it before!

    “Good Morning,” said Brer Rabbit, doffing his hat. “Nice weather we’re having.”

    The Tar Baby said nothing. Brer Fox laid low and grinned an evil grin.

    Brer Rabbit tried again. “And how are you feeling this fine day?”

    The Tar Baby, she said nothing. Brer Fox grinned an evil grin and lay low in the bushes.

    Brer Rabbit frowned. This strange creature was not very polite. It was beginning to make him mad.

    “Ahem!” said Brer Rabbit loudly, wondering if the Tar Baby were deaf. “I said ‘HOW ARE YOU THIS MORNING?”

    The Tar Baby said nothing. Brer Fox curled up into a ball to hide his laugher. His plan was working perfectly!

    “Are you deaf or just rude?” demanded Brer Rabbit, losing his temper. “I can’t stand folks that are stuck up! You take off that hat and say ‘Howdy-do’ or I’m going to give you such a lickin’!”

    The Tar Baby just sat in the middle of the road looking as cute as a button and saying nothing at all. Brer Fox rolled over and over under the bushes, fit to bust because he didn’t dare laugh out loud.

    “I’ll learn ya!” Brer Rabbit yelled. He took a swing at the cute little Tar Baby and his paw got stuck in the tar.

    “Lemme go or I’ll hit you again,” shouted Brer Rabbit. The Tar Baby, she said nothing.

    “Fine! Be that way,” said Brer Rabbit, swinging at the Tar Baby with his free paw. Now both his paws were stuck in the tar, and Brer Fox danced with glee behind the bushes.

    “I’m gonna kick the stuffin’ out of you,” Brer Rabbit said and pounced on the Tar Baby with both feet. They sank deep into the Tar Baby. Brer Rabbit was so furious he head-butted the cute little creature until he was completely covered with tar and unable to move.

    Brer Fox leapt out of the bushes and strolled over to Brer Rabbit. “Well, well, what have we here?” he asked, grinning an evil grin.

    Brer Rabbit gulped. He was stuck fast. He did some fast thinking while Brer Fox rolled about on the road, laughing himself sick over Brer Rabbit’s dilemma.

    “I’ve got you this time, Brer Rabbit,” said Brer Fox, jumping up and shaking off the dust. “You’ve sassed me for the very last time. Now I wonder what I should do with you?”

    Brer Rabbit’s eyes got very large. “Oh please Brer Fox, whatever you do, please don’t throw me into the briar patch.”

    “Maybe I should roast you over a fire and eat you,” mused Brer Fox. “No, that’s too much trouble. Maybe I’ll hang you instead.”

    “Roast me! Hang me! Do whatever you please,” said Brer Rabbit. “Only please, Brer Fox, please don’t throw me into the briar patch.”

    “The briar patch, eh?” said Brer Fox. “What a wonderful idea! You’ll be torn into little pieces!”

    Grabbing up the tar-covered rabbit, Brer Fox swung him around and around and then flung him head over heels into the briar patch. Brer Rabbit let out such a scream as he fell that all of Brer Fox’s fur stood straight up. Brer Rabbit fell into the briar bushes with a crash and a mighty thump. Then there was silence.

    Brer Fox cocked one ear toward the briar patch, listening for whimpers of pain. But he heard nothing. Brer Fox cocked the other ear toward the briar patch, listening for Brer Rabbit’s death rattle. He heard nothing.

    Then Brer Fox heard someone calling his name. He turned around and looked up the hill. Brer Rabbit was sitting on a log combing the tar out of his fur with a wood chip and looking smug.

    “I was bred and born in the briar patch, Brer Fox,” he called. “Born and bred in the briar patch.”

    And Brer Rabbit skipped away as merry as a cricket while Brer Fox ground his teeth in rage and went home.

  3. 4

    Zotz sez: This means war. spews:

    @4: There’s a whole lot of other bad shit in there as well, including riders for constitutional amendments.

  4. 6

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    3, 4 – Why did they bother? That budget isn’t going anywhere. Oh yeah, I forgot, this is an election year — it’s GOP grandstanding.

  5. 7

    Michael spews:

    @6
    Grandstanding that transfers $3M from schools to county fairs AND gives the guy that’s probably going to be running for congress in the 6th a chance to beat you up about it? That’s just fucking stupid.

  6. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Republicans extol the virtues of capitalism, and tout the idea of unregulated free markets, but American businesses are as dishonest as the thieves, bandits, pirates, and looters in any shit-hole third world country. American food companeis are among the worst offenders. You know what I mean — you pay a lot of money for a large box and a handful of cornflakes dribble out — the box is filled with air. That’s only the beginning; they’re much sneakier than that. Here are some of the ways American food companies rip off consumers.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46.....ns_health/

  7. 9

    Durward Kirby spews:

    Actually, there was only one demon in the man and the demon’s name was ‘Legion’. When Jesus cast the demon out into a herd of pigs, the demon went crazy and jumped off the cliff.

    Capt. Kirk did a similar thing when he ordered the ship’s computer to solve pi to the final digit.

  8. 10

    Zotz sez: This means war. spews:

    @8: Reading labels is important.

    A milk lover (I used to drink gallons and gallons), fat free milk contains 13 grams of sugar per cup.

    You’re basically drinking sugar water.

  9. 11

    dead rabbit club spews:

    5. Roger Rabbit spews:

    @3 I’m not surprised. Republicans hate teachers and public schools.

    03/04/2012 at 11:47 am

    The Democratic Party controls the State Legislature and the Governors office.

  10. 12

    spews:

    11. dead rabbit club spews:

    5. Roger Rabbit spews:

    @3 I’m not surprised. Republicans hate teachers and public schools.

    03/04/2012 at 11:47 am

    The Democratic Party controls the State Legislature and the Governors office.

    03/04/2012 at 1:25 pm

    That’s bullshit you moron…look what happened Friday night.

  11. 13

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @11 It’s a good thing, too, or we’d have to live with that GOP budget. Fortunately, it’s DOA in the House.

  12. 14

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    This antisocial budget that was rammed through with no warning, no vetting, no debate, no citizen input, is the best reason I can think of why this state should never elect another Republican governor.

  13. 15

    spews:

    The Democratic Party controls the State Legislature and the Governors office.

    And things would be obviously so much better under Bobby Mac and a supermajority Republican legislature.

    Like oh.. The “Texas Miracle”??? LOL! The “Wisconsin Miracle”??? The “Ohio Miracle”???

    It was too funny to see those bubbles deflate!

    Shit, just give it all up to Timmeh Eyman..

  14. 16

    Michael spews:

    @11
    Yeah, so. That Senate budget abomination that transfered money from schools to county fairs was a creation of the WSRP.

  15. 17

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Let’s see the state senate Republicans, with the help of their Turncoat Democrat (TM) friends, shut down the state like the GOP Congress did to the federal government.

    This is an election year … I double dare them.

  16. 18

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @11 If you were a serial killer, you would blame your crimes on the cop who caught you. Asshole.

  17. 19

    Michael spews:

    @17
    I really hope the Democrats bring up the GOP budget that transfered money from schools (funding mandated in the state constitution) to county fairs (not in the state constitution) at election time.

  18. 20

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @18 I wish I could say, “Count on it,” but we can’t. What I really wish is Democrats weren’t so passive to GOP bullying and so stupid about GOP scheming.

  19. 21

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Advertisers Continue Dumping Limbaugh

    Good! His “apology” — which was far more self-justifying than apologetic, and anything but sincere — shouldn’t save this jerk. He needs to be kicked off the air, and the best way to do that is by taking away the money that puts him on the air.

    “ProFlowers said Sunday on its Facebook page that it has suspended advertising on Limbaugh’s program because his comments about Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke ‘went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company.'”

    That’s exactly right; and anyone who can’t see this is a blockhead.

    “The six other advertisers that say they have pulled ads from his show are mortgage lender Quicken Loans, mattress retailers Sleep Train and Sleep Number, software maker Citrix Systems Inc., online data backup service provider Carbonite and online legal document services company LegalZoom.”

    Somebody should post a list of companies that still advertise with this slimebucket so we can organize a national boycott of those companies.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46....._business/

  20. 22

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Here’s what Clear Channel’s shill said in response:

    “‘The contraception debate is one that sparks strong emotion and opinions on both sides of the issue,’ Premiere Networks said in a statement emailed Sunday by spokeswoman Rachel Nelson. ‘We respect the right of Mr. Limbaugh, as well as the rights of those who disagree with him, to express those opinions.'”

    This woman is a twit! This has nothing to do with contraception or debating public policy. It’s about using a broadcast license to call a private U.S. citizen vile names on publicly-owned airwaves. I’m going to complain to the FCC. This broadcaster should lose their license.

    “When asked which companies or organizations were the largest advertisers on Limbaugh’s show, Nelson said that that information was ‘proprietary.’ Nelson didn’t immediately respond Sunday to questions about how much revenue the company will lose with the advertiser defections or how much revenue Limbaugh’s show brings in.”

    Yeah, you can bet your butt that info is “proprietary” the remaining advertisers are scared shitless! Not too hard to figure out, though. Just hire someone with a thick skin to listen to Limbaugh’s show and write down their names.

  21. 24

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Roger Rabbit Files Formal Complaint With FCC

    This is the text of my complaint to the FCC:

    Clear Channel should lose its broadcast license for Rush Limbaugh’s remarks about Sandra Fluke. This isn’t about freedom of speech or debating a public policy issue. It’s about using public airwaves to make a vile personal attack against a private citizen; and it’s about the broadcaster defending this as a “right.” MSNBC reported today (March 4) that Clear Channel said, “The contraception debate is one that sparks strong emotion and opinions on both sides of the issue. We respect the right of Mr. Limbaugh … to express those opinions.” A company that can’t comprehend the difference between opinion and personal attack is too irresponsible to have a broadcast license.

    You can file your own complaint here:

    http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm

    First, go to “Broadcast (TV and Radio), Cable, and Satellite Issues” then click on “Unauhorized, unfair, biased, illegal broadcasts (does NOT include Obscene, Profane, or Indecent materials)” — you don’t want the latter category because Limbaugh’s actions don’t fall within the legal definitions of those terms.

  22. 27

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    “…the pigs rushed down the steep bank into the lake and drowned.”

    Hope they made a lot of chops, hams and bacon out of them! Don’t forget the pork ribs for the barby, too! I have a great recipe for pork ribs cooked on the grill.

    Where I come from, they eat everything on the pig except the oink! Thems good eatin’, partner!

  23. 28

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    RE: Contraception debacle

    Since contraception is so expensive, I’m thinking of sending Sandra Fluke a big box of Trojans. How many do you think she’ll need?

  24. 29

    Michael spews:

    @28

    The truly funny thing is, it sounds like Limbaugh doesn’t know how birth control pills work. You only take one pill a day regardless of how much or how little sex you’re having. Limbaugh seems to think that the more sex you have the more pills you have to take.

    Romney was also mistaken about birth control pills stating that he’d support a law that defined life starting at conception, but also said he wasn’t against the use of B/C pills. Birth control pills don’t stop conception, they stop the fertilized egg from embedding in the was of a uterus.

    Also lost in the debate is the fact that B/C pills are way cheaper for insurers and society than babies.

  25. 30

    spews:

    You only take one pill a day regardless of how much or how little sex you’re having.

    Unlike that little blue pill that we all know Limbaugh takes in fistfuls on his sex tourism jaunts.

  26. 31

    spews:

    Rush Limbaugh is a swine and his fans aren’t much better.

    I beg to differ. Like a journeyman reporter told the cub Bill Moyers waaaay back in the day covering the Texas legislature:

    “You think these guys are bad, you should see their constituents!”

    Many of Limbaugh’s fans are if anything WORSE in their bigotry, ignorance and overall swinishness.

  27. 32

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    28. How many do you think she’ll need?
    Spoken like a straight man. She won’t need any. The GUY will. Women want the pill cause there are so many guys who won’t take responsibility for birth control.
    “I don’t like how it feels” they wail or “I don’t need protection, I’ll pull out in time” or “Contraction is a woman’s problem, not mine.”

    Personally, I think a woman should dump any guy who does not take responsibility and bring his own protection, after giving him a massive case of blue balls.

  28. 33

    Zotz sez: This means war! spews:

    @23: Fat floats.

    The person playing God had it right upfront.

    I’m still scratching my head whether Goldy had some tie in with current events.

    I’m giving up and guessing he meant to allude to casting out the demons in the Senate this weekend.

    If only there was a God.

  29. 36

    God spews:

    I find it soooo odd, atheists here join with the theists and seem afraid to address Me as God.

    Fear not, for I am with you.

  30. 37

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ 36

    You aren’t God. You’re a figment of some schizophrenic solipsists imagination.

  31. 39

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @37 I’ve caught that god in misspellings, so I know he’s not the real one, because God is perfect and doesn’t make mistakes.

    It follows that Republicans, wherever they came from, weren’t created by God.

  32. 41

    David spews:

    There are numerous medical conditions that birth control pills are used to treat – in those cases birth control pills are medically necessary.

    Insurance not covering medically necessary hormone pills because some people use them for birth control is the same as insurance not covering pain medications because some people abuse Oxycontin, or not covering blood pressure medications because some people use them to get erections.

  33. 42

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Businessmen Are Crooks Dep’t

    Speaking of pigs, California warehouse operators are lining their own pockets by systematically cheating workers out of their pay and committing labor law violations.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46....._business/

    Roger rabbit Commentary: The laissez-faire unregulated free market guys’ answer to this is even lower pay and more abuse of workers. Why would anyone — especially workers — vote for these pigs?

  34. 43

    dead rabbit club spews:

    12. Rujax! spews:

    11. dead rabbit club spews:

    5. Roger Rabbit spews:

    @3 I’m not surprised. Republicans hate teachers and public schools.

    03/04/2012 at 11:47 am

    The Democratic Party controls the State Legislature and the Governors office.

    03/04/2012 at 1:25 pm

    That’s bullshit you moron…look what happened Friday night.

    Oh, so you are saying that the Governor’s office and state legislature are run by Republicans then? Wow, I must have missed that election.

  35. 44

    Paddy Mac spews:

    OK, let’s wrap.

    There are pigs at the fair. Limbaugh is a pig. There are demons in the pigs. Pigs are fat and float. Will Limbaugh be at the fair?