Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Schadenfreude Happens

SHAHD-n-froi-duh happens, sometimes during war, which is what we think of on Election Day and also on Veterans Day, Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month of the Year.

According to Volume 1.1 of Unabridged Dictionary dot Com, shadenfreude means pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune. I know I have been guilty of that. We are cautioned against it in scripture lest the Almighty behold such evil and turn the tide to favor our enemy. Such is politics, sports, business, and war.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Testeroni Expresso

He had his Kate and Edith toooo

Den drank isopropyl alcohol from his wooden schooo.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Say No to Cobb County

A military plane landed in Atlanta today with relief supplies for those folks in Georgia who were recently invaded by the Russian military. Condi Rice urged Dubya to exclude relief to those living in Cobb County, partly in retaliation for the anti-gay agenda prior to the 1996 Olympics within that county. No gold medals for Georgia in 2008 seemed to be the sentiment inside Atlanta's clock.

"Times have changed," Condi said. "Russia cannot invade Atlanta like it was Chekoslovakia in 1968. The good old USA will protect those Georgians who put family values first."

In other matters, Ann Coulter, appearing on *Ellen* reaffirmed her committment to Hillary over McCain. He is still in Chekoslovakia, she alleged. He doesn't spell it with a z either.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Michelle Goldberg's Taken During Surprise Rapture

So the rest of us can ignore [Left Behind], or chuckle at its over-the-top Christian kitsch.
We should keep in mind though, that for some of the most powerful people in the world, this stuff isn't melodrama. Its prophecy. Michelle Goldberg

Which brings us to the fact that some Christians ran up their credit card bills in 1988 figuring they would be raptured up by the Lord before they would have to pick up the tab.

I learned my prophecy from David Brandt Berg, founder of the Children of God. He was not expecting the Lord's return until the early 1990s. We ended up getting Bill Clinton instead.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Toast Salad

UU WORLD FALL 2007 PAGE 56: Unitarian Universalism has neglected theology.

PAGE 57: Rev. Dr Paul Rasor, a UU liberal theologian put it at the 2007 General Assembly[:] "While we may be post-Christian, it matters that it's Christian that we're post." Ongoing dialogue with liberal Christians will help us in our own more diverse conversation by keeping our roots alive. (Christopher L. Walton)

Which brings to mind what Dallas Willard wrote about the Christian Left. They are inclusive of everyone except the exclusivistic Christian Right.

The UU faith is also pre-Christian. And some of those conservative Christians are pretty decent folk.