Sunday, February 08, 2009

the sins of the father

The bible is admittedly an obvious place to find weirdness.

Still, there in the old testament among books named after people (Isiah, Samuel) and events (Genesis, Exodus) is one called the Book of Numbers.

Like the other books, it contains words more than numbers, so why the name? I'd look into it if only I felt it mattered to me in the least.

Anyway, there's a particular verse in it;

The Lord is long-suffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
- Numbers 14:18

The Good Lord recently reminded us of this.

The daughter of singer Chris de Burgh went on to say that, occasionally, she does get people trying to have a go at her because of who she is.

"I don't dwell on them. More often than not, it's at two in the morning and there's someone singing Lady in Red"


Paul said...

zoe said...

i know where mr d b lives, by the way.

just in case you have a stake/silver bullets/the anti-anti-christ available :)

shout if you fancy a trip to ireland sometime xxx