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What’s Up with the American Standard Version of the Bible?

I’m really confused by these ads for the American Standard Bible…

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Sacred Cow Barbecue- Men in Dresses

I’m feeling like shenaniganizing today, so I thought I’d drop in on another edition of the Sacred Cow Barbecue.

What’s up with men wearing dresses up on stage at church? I’m talking about ones like this…

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Look as much as I can, I can’t find anywhere that Paul or Jesus mentions that pastors, preachers, reverends, or other highly esteemed men of God need to dress like women in order to deliver His word. I know you’ll find plenty of stuff in the Old Testament for Jewish priests, but not in the New Testament for Protestants.

If you can find it, please send me the references. It has to be from the Bible too, not an old historical text or seminary guide.

Until someone can show me this, I’m chalking this up to a manmade tradition that has absolutely nothing to do with Biblical worship or doctrine. Even worse, looking at it from that light, think about how much money is spent on man-dresses every year that could be given to the poor, to missionaries, or even Charity Water (one of our fave charities).

Just for fun, I websearched “religious robes” to check on prices. Cheap robes start around $99, and, let’s be honest, you wouldn’t want a cheap one. It’s like poking head and arm holes in a sheet and putting a belt around it. The decent ones are $150 and up. The weird thing is, you could buy a pretty actual real woman’s dress for cheaper than that, as long as you can find your size.

I think we should start a movement. We’ll call it something like “The Quit Wearing Man-Dresses at Church and Give to the Poor Fund”.

Or you guys could keep on doing it and claim you’re doing your best. We’ll know the truth though.

This message was written by Dr. David Powers and the crazy religious wackos at Kapow. You can always find us at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!

Welcome to the Sacred Cow Barbecue!

Before I jump right headlong into making everyone mad by roasting the sacred cows of the church, I wanted to take a brief respite and explain exactly what a sacred cow is. The next time we meet with this column, however, it is on!

I come up with an original definition for you, but no one does it better than the truest source of all Internet information at Wikipedia. Here’s their definition

Sacred cow is an idiom, a figurative reference to sacred cows in some religions. This idiom is thought to originate in American English, although similar or even identical idioms occur in many other languages.

The idiom is based on the popular understanding of the elevated place of cows in Hinduism and appears to have emerged in America in the late 19th century. A literal sacred cow or sacred bull is an actual cow or bull that is treated with sincere reverence. A figurative sacred cow is something else that is considered immune from question or criticism, especially unreasonably so.”

So, what will be dropping into the barbecue pit? Ooh, some good stuff, like traditions, behaviors, how people dress, decorations, holidays, etc. It’s all fair game, so don’t worry. I’m all about fairness and will try to offend everyone equally. If you feel overly offended, please check out this form.

This message was written by Dr. David Powers and the crazy religious wackos at Kapow. You can always find us at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!

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