January 23, 2010

Census Fears

Today I learn that the 2010 United States Census will be using our church hall for employment applications and interviews. This is somewhat troublesome to me, because God's low opinion of census-taking is very clear in the Scripture. See 2 Samuel 24. Also, I would caution anyone applying to work for the census, lest someone eat his liver "with fava beans and a nice Chianti."

5 comments:

Thom Curnutte, S.F.O. said...

Make certain a local hotel keeps at least one room vacant. Just in case.

Qualis Rex said...

While I understand the biblical hooplah about the census, I also think we need to put things into perspective. In the OT story where God punishes the census by killing off thousands of people afterwards, the Israelites were living in a theocracy, where religion and government were inseparable. But now, God has told us clearly to give to Caesar what is Caesar's, including our civil status information.

Plus, were it not for the Roman census, nativity scenes would look a lot duller. That clinches it in my book.

blogmeister said...

I'll remember to tell D to stay away from any houses where "Lechter" is listed as an occupant.

Warren said...

Hi QR. I think he was joking. :-)

W

Qualis Rex said...

Warren - so was I. See my last sentence.