I find Scotland ineffably sad.
My dear wife and I spent nearly two absolutely delightful weeks there, loving virtually every moment of it. In that time, I met two, maybe three Christian believers, apart from a Baptist church in whose worship we gladly joined. Apart from that, there were no signs of spiritual life whatever.
There were however many pleasant and friendly drunks walking about, and many signs of overwhelming government dependence and socialism.
The proud, independent land of the fiery faith of John Knox had — as far as we saw — forfeited both. Knox himself now lies buried under a parking-lot.
Now the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow has an exhibit of a Bible, with several pens and a note that reads "If you feel you have been excluded from the Bible, please write your way back into it."
Many theophobes have written obscenities, heavily featuring (of course) embracers of the day's favorite perversions. The exhibit "includes a woman ripping pages from a Bible and stuffing them into her underwear."
No word whether liars, rapists, drunkards, murderers, thieves, abortionists and adulterers are also penning their deep and reflective thoughts.
Some Christians are blaming — surprise! — Christians for this disgrace.
Me, I more lean towards explanations such as Psalm 14:1, Psalm 14:3, Psalm 74:22, Proverbs 1:22, Proverbs 15:12, John 3:19-20, and Ephesians 4:18-19.
No doubt the museum and the pen-wielders think themselves very bold and brave. After all, they run the risk of Christians... well, expressing disapproval.
Me? I say if they want to be really brave...
...let them try this with a Koran.