The Sadducees (Hebrew: צדוקים Tzedukim) were a group or a sect of Jews opposed to the Pharisees (Hebrew: פרושים — from which today's Rabbinical Jews are descended) that were active in the Land of Israel during the Second Temple period, starting from approximately the second century BCE. They are believed to have ceased to exist sometime after the destruction of Herod's Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE, but it has been speculated that modern Karaites may be descended from the Sadducees.
Or maybe it was the Pharisees I'm thinkin' 'bout, I forget, anyway this is what I got in Email and at the bottom is an expanded version of my reply.
Only 31 words --- Think about it? Isn't life strange? I never met one Veteran who enlisted to fight for Socialism, 86% will send this on.I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG, OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!
If Muslims can pray on Madison Avenue, why are Christians banned from praying in public and erecting religious displays on their holy days? I was asked to send this on if I agree, or delete if I don't. It is said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a problem in having 'In God! We Trust' on our?money and having 'God' in the Pledge of Allegiance. I believe it's time we stand up for what we believe! If you agree, pass this on, ( I did) if not, delete.
(By the way that is WAY more than 31 words) So! Now, right there at the end is what got to me. See I GET IT!!!. I'm mean I can blow past 86% of Americans believe in God, and let slide, ergo we all want to have God on the money, and stuck in the pledge, ca 1952, after I had learned the damn thing for school morning crap with a bible reading that I had just heard for 4 hours on Sunday and 1 hour on Wed. night. and now to have to add 'UNDER GOD', yeah right. Jesus get it right the first time. but i digress.
Why do i only have two choices? Believe like them or delete it. Hoop and Holler like us or shut the fuck up.
No there must be a write-in blank line. So I made one up.
Let's see what the famous dead guy they all pray to said. to wit:
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
New American Standard Bible (ca 1995)
"But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
God' Word (ca 1996)
When you pray, go to your room and close the door. Pray privately to your Father who is with you. Your Father sees what you do in private. He will reward you.
The first 8 Verses of Matthew 6
New American Standard Bible (ca 1995)
1 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.
2 “So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
3 “But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4 so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
5 “When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
6 “But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
7 “And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.
8 “So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
Verse 6 from the RGB (revised Glenn Beck version).
But you, when you pray, put on a bullet proof vest,
Stand on the mall, with snipers in high places behind you
gather throngs of people around you
pray in a loud voice with a teletron
and god who seeth in secret
will send a flock of geese openly.
I think the loud prayors are winning.
Someone should contact the famous dead guy and let him know what is going on in his name.
Hey I could be wrong.
Could be He's pissed off too.
(ahem) note to all intilli women out there, please don't blame the messenger about the Him,He Father thing.
OK, ok, I'm going to hell, but just what if, I mean just for grins, ya know and giggles, God had sent Her only begotten Daughter.
Would the world be any different?