Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Book of Ezekiel 23-25 The Tarantino Version is Better

Ezekiel 23-25

Chapter 23 has one of the creepiest parables in the entire bible.  That's some serious misogynistic thinking.

Chapter 24 is just more angry god spew.

And then there is chapter 25!  One of the most googled chapters in the entire bible.
Why?  Because Quentin Tarantino used 25:17 in the classic movie Pulp Fiction.  Tarantino actually did a huge rewrite on the actual line;

25:17 And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.

The line in the movie is much longer;
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

The clip below is of course not even remotely safe for work or more sensitive readers.

1 comment:

  1. Tarantino's version is indeed better - especially when spoken holding a colossal hand-cannon!

    I think I see a pattern: revenge fantasies! Who's with me?