Category: religion

pharoh not the bad guy jews claim?

lol Rehabilitating Pharoh: “Inspired by an Arnold Kling post, I’ve been thinking that we Jews, especially those who consider ourselves Progressives, have been way too hard on Pharaoh in our recounting of the Passover story. Consider Pharaoh’s achievements: (1) Green jobs: The Hebrews built the cities of Pithom and Ramses while emitting no greenhouse gases [Continue]

rifleman’s prayer

Not sure who wrote it, but I like it: “A Rifleman’s Prayer Oh Lord, I would live my life in freedom, peace and happiness, enjoying the simple pleasures of hearth and home. I would die an old, old man in my own bed, preferably of sexual overexertion. But if that is not to be, Lord, [Continue]

give up yer aul sins

“Based on the original recordings taken by Peig Cunningham in Dublin schoolrooms from the 1960’s, (subsequently re-discovered and released by EMI record) this film dramatises the event as a TV crew arrive to record the children and we are treated to the story of John the Baptist told as only children can. It received an [Continue]

murdering scum shoots up a church

Y’all heard about the church shooting in Tennessee Sunday morning, right? Man admits church shooting, says liberals should die. Looks like the guy came in with a semi-auto shotgun, probably regular one used for hunting ducks and such since it seems to have only held three rounds, fired off three rounds into the people there, [Continue]

Raul’s daughter Jessika

Raul is the longtime associate pastor at Heights Methodist. His daughter was in a horrible car wreck last night down in Mexico City. I think she was with the mission trip down there. I do not know the details, but her artery in her neck was severed and she was brain dead for a while. [Continue]

the wright stuff

Rev. Wright Delivers Fiery Address to NAACP “Speaking in Detroit, at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s 53rd annual "Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner," Rev. Jeremiah Wright took on his critics even while he spoke of a new, unified day coming. You can watch the speech HERE. Addressing a local Republican official [Continue]

passover coke

I had no idea, but Jews can not eat or drink things made from corn during Passover, so in communities with large Jewish populations, Coke and Pepsi (?) produce Kosher for Passover versions of their products made with cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. Of course, Dublin Dr. Peppers are made that way [Continue]

happy fair-to-middlin’ saturday!

Happy Fair-to-Middlin’ Saturday! Since the Saturday before Easter does not have it’s own name, I propose Fair-to-Middlin’ Saturday. Since Friday is Good, and even Thursday gets in on the act and is Maundy.

happy good friday!

Happy Good Friday! “Iraqi Christians attend a mass at a Catholic church as they mark Good Friday in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 21, 2008” On Friday, a religious convergence: “ For Christians, it’s Good Friday, which marks the death of Jesus and leads to Easter’s celebration of the resurrection. For Sunni Muslims, depending on the [Continue]

double standard

The Barack Obama Double Standard: “Imagine in 1999, that a videotape had come to light showing the pastor of Texas Gov. George W. Bush’s church making vicious, hateful comments about America and cruel, racist statements about Americans of color. Suppose this preacher had given a lifetime achievement award to former Ku Klux Klan leader David [Continue]

bho’s church

Have y’all heard some of the crazy ass stuff that BHO’s pastor has said? This is the pastor of the church, Trinity United Church of Christ, that BHO has been going to for 20+ years, the same church that does not allow white folks to be members. The pastor just resigned, and I think it [Continue]

the new seven

Remember the good ol’ days when there were only seven deadly sins? Maybe you’ll remember them from that movie with Brat Pitt, Se7en: 1. Pride 2. Envy 3. Gluttony 4. Lust 5. Anger 6. Greed 7. Sloth It’s a nice list of deadly sins. Simple. Elegant. To the point. Easy to illustrate and understand. Crosses [Continue]

jazz music in a church?!

Went to a neat program up at AHUMC last night. Eugene something. He’s a ordained minister who also plays jazz, and he talked and played the piano and it was veryvery enjoyable. Even my dad liked it! Good food, good fellowship (we sat with the Smiths and Raul) , and good music. Very nice. And [Continue]