“Watch for the tell-tale signs of corruption!”
Ya got trouble, folks, right here in River City.
Trouble with a capital “T”
And that rhymes with “P” and that stands for pool!
That game with the fifteen numbered balls is a devil’s tool!
Pool also rhymes with fool.
Have you heard the one about the Satanic symbols hidden in plain sight on a Monster energy drink can? It’s a capital “M” that rhymes with (looks sorta like) the Hebrew letter vav that stands for 666.
I grew up in the church, and I watched the people around me fall for these sorts of cons over and over. When the Bible says “love believes all things” I don’t think it means we should fall for this kind of stupidity. After all, we’re also told to “be wise as serpents.”
I recently watched “The Music Man” for the first time. I found it a bit silly as a whole, but I did really like the song “Ya Got Trouble” as it illustrates quite well the ease in which a conman can get a crowd riled up over something as ridiculous as a pool table. In my lifetime, I’ve seen “concerned parents” panicking over dancing, rock music, card games, board games, books, books, and more books.
When I was a young adult, my church youth leaders actually told me I was at risk of “becoming a witch” because I read Harry Potter. They were so serious and concerned, and I was trying very hard not to laugh in their faces. I had already read the whole series several times and I hadn’t yet accidentally tried to cast any spells.
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 1 Corinthians 6:12
When you see the devil everywhere, that’s not a sign of intelligence, but of fear, and “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”