Sunday, March 20, 2005

Patriot 1:6-15 (STRIV)

All quotations are from the Standard-Text Revised International Version (STRIV), unless otherwise noted.

6 One day the angels came to present themselves before the Republican Party, and Satan came in with them. 7 The Republicans said to Satan, "Where have you come from?"

8 Satan answered the Party, "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it."

9 Then the Republicans said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Patriot? There is none on earth like him; 10 he is blameless, faithful in voting, blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns bleeding-heart liberalism."

11 "Does Patriot serve you for nothing?" Satan replied. "Is there not a gate around him and his household and everything he has? 12 He earns a living wage; his employment is secure; his nation is at peace; if wrongfully terminated or injured, he could sue his employer. 13 He has health insurance, and Social Security; he is empowered to file for bankruptcy; his water is clean, as is his air. 14 But stretch out your hand and withdraw from him these protections, and surely he will curse you to your face."

15 The Republicans said to Satan, "Very well, then, yet on the man himself I shall not lay a finger." Then Satan went out from the presence of the Republicans.



At 8:06 PM, Blogger A New Poete said...

** WARNING: Spoiler **

In the end, Patriot ends up with twice as much as he started with.

At 11:29 PM, Blogger Jessi Guilford said...

Well, yes, twice as much. However, all his children and livestock are dead, his country is in debt for centuries to the Chinese, his replacement children aren't even his (his wives were raped and made to carry the kids to term, because emergency contraception was no longer available), and his farm has become a dioxin-and-PCB-laced postapocalyptic wasteland. So the money, not that helpful.

Not to give away the plot or anything.


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