Who Pisseth against the Wall?

Why the felt need to excise profanity from the Bible is fundamentally inane.

An illustration of King Saul attempting to stab David by James Tissot. Culture Club/Getty Images.

An illustration of King Saul attempting to stab David by James Tissot. Culture Club/Getty Images.

Observation
Jan. 22 2020
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