What movie do you love even though you know it’s a bad movie?
Ocean’s 13. It’s a dumb movie that insults the intelligence of every living creature on Earth. But I’m a sucker for it because they really nail the whole “new megaresort/casino in Vegas opening” vibe.
And every one that hath forsaken house, or breathren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
According to the writer of Matthew, Christ, the compassionate, the merciful, uttered these terrible words. Is it possible that Christ offered the bribe of eternal joy to those who would desert their fathers, their mothers, their wives and children? Are we to win the happiness of heaven by deserting the ones we love? Is a home to be ruined here for the sake of a mansion there?
Robert Green Ingersoll – “About the Holy Bible” (1894)
(First posted on June 20, 2007)