Modern Christianity

Watching the world spin around, it occurs to me that an editor has been at work on the Bible and it now reads:

Unless they disagree with you, blessed are…
…the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (5:3)
…those who mourn: for they will be comforted. (5:4)
…the meek: for they will inherit the earth. (5:5)
…those who hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they will be filled. (5:6)
…the merciful: for they will be shown mercy. (5:7)
…the pure in heart: for they will see God. (5:8)
…the peacemakers: for they will be called children of God. (5:9)
…those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (5:10)

Unless they disagree with you, you shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your kinsfolk. Love your neighbor as yourself:
—Leviticus 19:18[

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