Monday, August 19, 2013

My Foot Had Almost Slipped

 Historical movies or books inaccurately written make me angry.  I don't know where my anger comes from --maybe my great aunt!  (I don't remember my mom or dad getting angry when I was growing up.  They just seemed to go with the flow trusting that everything would be fine in the end.) Anyway, when Dan Brown's "Davinci Code" was published I was angry.  He rewrote history and fooled many into thinking his version of history was true.  Here is a link explaining:

Now the movie "The Butler" will be fooling many people.  I was planning on boycotting the movie anyway as Jane Fonda, who plays Nancy Reagan, has never apologized in a sincere way for siding with the enemy against the United States during the Viet Nam War.  Now we find out that there are historically inaccurate depictions in the movie "The Butler," especially about Ronald Reagan. Here is what Michael Reagan wrote:
The same person who indicted Sarah Palin and others in other movies wrote the screenplay.

But then I remembered Psalm 73:1 Surely God is good to Israel, To those who are pure in heart! 2 But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling, My steps had almost slipped. 3 For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4 For there are no pains in their death, And their body is fat. 5 They are not in trouble as other men, Nor are they plagued like mankind. 6 Therefore pride is their necklace; The garment of violence covers them. 7 Their eye bulges from fatness; The imaginations of their heart run riot. 8 They mock and wickedly speak of oppression; They speak from on high. 9 They have set their mouth against the heavens, And their tongue parades through the earth. 10 Therefore his people return to this place, And waters of abundance are drunk by them. 11 They say, "How does God know? And is there knowledge with the Most High?" 12 Behold, these are the wicked; And always at ease, they have increased in wealth. 13Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure And washed my hands in innocence; 14 For I have been stricken all day long And chastened every morning. 15 If I had said, "I will speak thus," Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of Your children. 16 When I pondered to understand this, It was troublesome in my sight 17 Until I came into the sanctuary of God; Then I perceived their end. 18 Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction. 19 How they are destroyed in a moment! They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors ! 20 Like a dream when one awakes, O Lord, when aroused, You will despise their form. 21 When my heart was embittered And I was pierced within, 22 Then I was senseless and ignorant; I was like a beast before You. 23 Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand. 24With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to glory. 25 Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. 27 For, behold, those who are far from You will perish; You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You. 28 But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.

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