1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
2The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
4Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.
5There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.
6Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.
7Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad
To my simple mind, this is virtually impenetrable poetry, but what strikes me about it is the part about the heart of a fool. I can understand a rational desire that there be no religion; how can any one wish with all his heart that there be no God? No eternal love, no ultimate justice, no life everlasting? Can any of this occur without God? Has it? Damn it! How the hell do I get out of this font, anyway?
Tune in next time, when I will try to offend the rest of us.
Now it's time to start my Christmas shopping.
Peace and love to all...