I suppose the upside here is the Bible was trending on Twitter.
Some social media users were in an uproar at the end of the week after seeing video from the Conservative Political Action Conference revealing a golden statue of former President Donald Trump, a sculpture many equated to the "Golden Calf" story in the Old Testament book of Exodus.
"That is so cool," said one person as the statue rolled by. Others began chanting, "Four more years," hoping Trump will announce his intention to run for reelection in 2024 during his CPAC speech Sunday.
So far, the video, posted first by Bloomberg News reporter William Turton, has amassed around 6 million views.
Some critics on Twitter jumped at the chance to condemn CPAC attendees and Trump supporters, likening the gold-plated statue to the cautionary tale in Exodus, when the Israelites who had grown impatient with Moses as he ascended to Mount Sinai—created for themselves a new god, a deity in the form of a calf.
When Moses came down from the mountain, he brought with him two tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments written by God to the Israelites, who were dancing around the false idol. The first commandment said, "You must not have any other god but me," and the second stated, "You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind."
In his anger at the Israelites—and his brother, Aaron, who helped them build the false idol—Moses smashed the tablets and destroyed the golden calf, burning it in fire.
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