If you want to try to convert me to your religion, quoting this isn’t the way.

Watching conservatives discuss the CPAC decision to ban atheists from setting up a booth at their conference. Their angry God is also apparently fragile. One of them quoted the Bible verses below. Their God is a threatening, vengeful God who rules by fear. This is what they choose to highlight, out of the many messages from the Christian Bible.

…Proverbs 1:24-33

English Standard Version (ESV)

24 Because I have called and you refused to listen,
have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,
25 because you have ignored all my counsel
and would have none of my reproof,
26 I also will laugh at your calamity;
I will mock when terror strikes you,
27 when terror strikes you like a storm
and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
when distress and anguish come upon you.
28 Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer;
they will seek me diligently but will not find me.
29 Because they hated knowledge
and did not choose the fear of the Lord,
30 would have none of my counsel
and despised all my reproof,
31 therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way,
and have their fill of their own devices.
32 For the simple are killed by their turning away,
and the complacency of fools destroys them;
33 but whoever listens to me will dwell secure
and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.””…

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