"God made a deal with us a long time ago . . .."
It's not a church. It's a movie theater and pub three blockers from my home.
It's the Mission Theater and brew Pub. Owned and operated by McMenamins
A "covenant" is an arrangement God makes with us for our benefit. When He determines that we are having trouble maintaining common decency one to another He cuts us a little slack and gives the faithful good ideas on how to handle the mess we made for ourselves.
With the didactic counsel of atheists to endure, we need all the wisdom we can get -- if only to assure that atheists never get a word in edgewise. That was the cause for the misery we had to endure and that is why God cuts us some slack now and then.
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