Recall the James Bond flick, Goldfinger, third in the series? Incidentally wife and I met at the showing of his 4th film, Thunderball. Last night she and I watched a combination of those two themes, a film titled, Finger of God. No thunder, but lots of gold. It was pathetic; we watched the first hour, but could not bear the next. Off it went, back into the Netflix wrapper.
Did you know that God ‘is still working miracles on earth through his Son?’ Miracles like gold teeth? Yes, gold teeth. And jewels appearing out of nowhere. Did I mention manna and gold dust? Miracles! Yes, miracles. Seems that members of some fundamentalist Christian church are discovering gold teeth in their mouths after attending church services. It’s ‘true,’ because many parishioners opened their mouths and the camera peered in. Apparently God wants his ‘children’ to have shiny teeth.
Gold dust, too. The longer one guy preached, the more gold dust ‘appeared’ on him. An elderly man found gold dust on his crotch and ‘believed’ that God wanted him to procreate. Jewels dropped from the sky, too. ’Perfectly formed’ jewels with absolutely no blemishes appeared out of nowhere in the pews. Did you watch the YouTube video linked above? Did you see the oyster crackers, aka manna, stuck between the pages of the Bible? As Paul Simon sang, These are the days of miracle and wonder / This is the long distance call.
How sad and terribly pathetic watching these shenanigans unfold. And millions of Americans believe this stuff. And, most tragically, they vote.