It'll come as no surprise to readers who know about the LCG and its Tomorrow's World broadcast to hear that Tricky Dick had isolated exactly seven surefire strategies, seven being a biblical number and all. No surprise either that he puttered through a few choice proof texts per strategy, to demonstrate just how relevant the Good Book is on personal health issues.
It was all pretty much par for the course - the usual recycled scripts that LCG and cognate groups have been using for decades. To be honest, I was paying more attention to the tacky graphics than the "same old, same old" as Ames launched into strategy two (exercise regularly!) when the appropriate proof text flashed up on the screen. He had just been mentioning the value of regular walking for older folk. Now that's a fine bit of advice, but hardly something you could 'prove' from scripture. right?
Well, land sakes... A quick check of the program on their website reveals that Ames did use the word metaphor just before, but even so this is sailing perilously close to the exegetical wind, even for the LCG.
But, how many viewers would care? Immediately following on from Tomorrow's World was a homegrown