Thanks for the interesting ping, Finny. What is more comforting than the Book of Psalms?
I love your posts emphasizing our Judeo-Christian heritage. I was once asked to illustrate a sweet little family book about Hannukah, and the author asked if I would be comfortable doing it. She was surprised at my response, affirming that we both have the same foundation in our Ten Commandments. She had never thought of it that way! I learned so much from that project.
Your comments about veganism are so true! The argument I use with vegans is that it has no biblical authority.
The Bible remains a reliable, rock-solid source of not only comfort, but PRINCIPLE in the face of pseudo-religious ‘trends’ like veganism and the raging self-righteousness of those who practice it.
The thought of vegans came to mind with regard to heathenism and paganism because I cannot RESPECT any person who chooses to be vegan, though I may like that person. It is the same with someone who chooses to be a pagan or to embrace some "ancient" heathen religion because it belonged to their indigenous-native stone-age ancestors.
I CAN respect those born into other religions, such as Hindu, Islam, Buddhism, etc. But those who live in the Western World and reject or scorn the Holy Bible are like the vegans in that they only reason they can even DO so is because they are standing on the strong back of the very thing they reject.