Don’t Get Mad – Get Even – Do To Others As They Do To You
Ed, my neighbor next door, quotes scripture that suits his purposes. Ed really likes to repeat from the Bible, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” Ed even takes delight in taking something from the Bible and twisting it to suit his own thinking. Ed takes, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy,” and adds his own words to God’s. This is Ed’s version, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy unless your neighbor is your enemy then hate him too.”
According to Ed, justice was better in the Old Testament. Ed believes that Jesus perverted justice when Jesus instructed people, “Not to resist the one who is evil and to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Ed claims that retaliation results in justice. He explains that, when I poke out your eye, and then you poke out my eye, then we are even. Ed says that it is as simple as, “Render evil for evil and good for good.” Ed is convinced that the Bible should say do unto to others as they do to you.