It's been lost on Riverside Redneck. He thinks it doesn't apply to him because he's not one of the first century pharisees that Jesus was speaking to.Yikes indeed. Jesus' most confrontational words were directed towards the religious leaders in His own time. They do stand as a warning to every generation, to not become like them. And as you can see in human history, that message has been lost on some Christian leaders and groups.
I am taking a page form his book and saying that none of hos bible pertains to me for that reason. I'm not a first century Jew.