Magazine article Insight on the News

Talking Cars and Trucks on the Highway to Heaven. (for the People)

Magazine article Insight on the News

Talking Cars and Trucks on the Highway to Heaven. (for the People)

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Most people assume that WWJD is the acronym for "What would Jesus do?" But thanks to a letter from reader Joe Mehrten, for the people has learned this isn't necessarily so. What it really stands for is "What would Jesus drive?" And it is a question about which scholars, as they tend to do with every subject they look into, have come up with various and sundry answers. Readers of this column no doubt will be duly impressed with these profound discoveries in the field of biblical scholarship.

One theory has it that Jesus' likely choice of wheels would be an old Plymouth. Why? Because the Bible says "God drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden in a Fury."

But there are contrarian positions. In Psalms 83, for example, it is clear that God owns the title to both a Pontiac and a Geo. That particular passage of Scripture (according to one translation, at least) urges the Lord to "pursue your enemies with your Tempest and terrify them with your Storm."

But it may be that God favors Dodge pickup trucks -- after all, Moses' followers were warned not to go up a mountain "until the Ram's horn sounds a long blast. …

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