The tongue is an amazing organ of the body. It has a mind of it’s own. Just get a hole in your tooth and try to keep it from exploring the cavity. Go to the dentist office and have them tell you to keep your tongue on the other side of your mouth while they work away on one side, the tongue will simply explore what is being done on its own and will not obey your will.
The Bible says: Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things, Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
The tongue has sure done in a couple of recent Presidential hopefuls. John Kerry has withdrawn from the race and claims his botched joke was a main factor. Kerry told a group of students that if they couldn’t make it in our educational system then they would “end up stuck in Iraq.” In other words only the stupid end up having to join the army and fight our unnecessary wars and be killed. That statement by his smart tongue did him in.
More recently, Senator Joe Biden of Delaware said of Barack Hussein Obama, “ he is the first main stream African-American who is articulate and bright and CLEAN and a nice looking guy.” The word CLEAN was his downfall on his opening bid for the run for the presidency. Did he really mean, all blacks are dirty and need a bath? Thanks, tongue.
Like I said the tongue is an amazing organ of the body and can do us in. Only one other organ can get you into more trouble and it helped bring down a president like Bill Clinton. That organ is not just the one that belongs to men, just look at the story of the female astronaut this week.