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Marco Rubio has been tweeting out Bible passages and it's getting weird

“As dogs return to their vomit, so fools repeat their folly. Proverbs 26:11.”
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Like most good Republican politicians, Marco Rubio is a man of faith, and he’s been tweeting out Bible passages almost daily for the past two months to prove it.

His chosen passages are from the book of Proverbs, an Old Testament section of the Bible that Politico deemed “the most Republican part” in a report last week.

It's found in the book of Solomon. Rubio said it was ridiculous to compare biblical wisdom to GOP rhetoric.

“Proverbs is the Republican part of the bible? I don't think Solomon had yet joined the GOP when he wrote the first 29 chapters of Proverbs,” the Florida Senator tweeted.

Proverbs is an anthology, or “collection of collections,” offering wisdom on values, morality and meaning of life. It offers a consistent world view that fear of God is wise and true and that the righteous will be rewarded.

I’s a message clearly favored by Republicans — in a check of inauguration speeches, Republicans from Gerald Ford to Herbert Hoover and William McKinley have employed its message in their addresses, Politico reported.

Here are some examples straight off of Rubio’s wall:

“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3,” Rubio tweeted on June 16.

“The eyes of the LORD watch over the knowledgeable, but he defeats the projects of the faithless. Proverbs 22:12,” he tweeted on June 22.

“Whoever speaks honestly testifies truly, but the deceitful make lying witnesses. Proverbs 12:17,” he tweeted July 12.

But some got a little weird too, like this tweet from June 26.

“As dogs return to their vomit, so fools repeat their folly. Proverbs 26:11,” Rubio wrote.

Politico compared these sentiments to actions by Republican legislators. Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks recently argued that poorer people should pay more for health care because, “Those people who lead good lives, they’re healthy.” It’s not actually a quote from Proverbs, but it fits. Politico compared this to two passages: “The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry” (Proverbs10:3) and “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich” (Proverbs 10:4).
 

 
 
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