Recently, Florida Senator Marco Rubio tweeted out two Bible verses to which several people had very strong responses.
The Sen. tweeted these two verses:
"Peace I leave with you;my peace I give you.Not as the world gives do I give to you.Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid."John 14:27— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 16, 2017
"Commit to the Lord whatever you do & your plans will succeed.The Lord works out everything for his own ends....."— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 16, 2017
Although Christians may think there is nothing out of the ordinary in tweeting Bible verses, especially for someone who claims Christian faith such as Rubio, others responded quite differently, according to Townhall.com.
One called it “unsettling.”
GOP Senator @marcorubio is tweeting out Bible verses this morning, and it's...unsettling: pic.twitter.com/vaYpWmVJHg— leah mcelrath 🗽 (@leahmcelrath) May 16, 2017
Another suggested Rubio's account had been hacked.
@leahmcelrath @MarcACaputo @marcorubio either he was hacked or he's totally lost it— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) May 16, 2017
Still others seemed concerned that something was wrong with Rubio’s mental state:
@leahmcelrath @marcorubio eek! can someone do a welfare check on Marco? I'm...concerned.— Alyssa Hertzig (@alyssahertzig) May 16, 2017
@leahmcelrath @marcorubio It's like he's doing an exorcism.— James Zekis (@JamesZekis) May 16, 2017
Townhall notes that if one were to search “today’s readings” on May 16 (when Rubio tweeted the Bible verses), he or she would find that the Catholic Church readings at Mass that day included the verses tweeted by Rubio.
The surprise with which so many responded to the tweets seems to show the lack of understanding many unbelievers have of Christian culture.
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Publication date: May 17, 2017