Quote the Bible out of context

While exploring cyberhymnal.org — part of the explorations that’s following our conversation about the Latin Mass and church music — I was suddenly confronted by this Bible quote: “Behold, I come quickly. (Revelation 22:12)” I laughed out loud. How grubby.

2 Replies to “Quote the Bible out of context”

  1. Excellent.

    My first impulse was to rush off and search for other Biblical double entendres.

    Then I realised I don’t have a Bible in the house. I do, however, have a book about rocket research in the Third Reich sitting on my desk as I type this.

    Make of that what you will.

    In any case, you may have inspired a new parlour game.

  2. @Richard: Well, I do have a Bible, a King James version to be precise. But then I have all sorts of subversive literature. Right now I’m reading Hunter S Thompson’s Better Than Sex: confessions of a political junkie. Make of that what you will.

    As for the parlour game, I have a theory. One sentence in 3 in spoken English can be converted into a double entendre by adding these words at the end: “said the actress to the bishop.”

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