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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Please don't feed the bird...

Jackboots echo down the hospice hall. The Boys in Blue do their stalwart best to...what?
Keep deeds of charity from being done.

Terry Schiavo's
brother's testimony (I believe it was on Glenn Beck's show) was that if one had even tried to moisten her lips with a chip of ice, that one would have been arrested.
Not to grant Terry messianic status, but even Jesus got a better break: they gave him a sip of sour wine.

Wow, what a police detail to be on: keeping a dying woman from receiving aid and succour from loving family and friends. Blue could become a very unpopular color.

I really like symmetry. Here's a thought: come April 15th, pull the government's feeding tube! The basic promotion and protection of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" is apparently a fleeting whim now, good only for trotting out on National Holidays.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

What a SHOCK!

You scored as Christianity. Your views are most similar to those of Christianity. Do more research on Christianity and possibly consider being baptized and accepting Jesus, if you aren't already Christian.

Christianity is the second of the Abrahamic faiths; it follows Judaism and is followed by Islam. It differs in its belief of Jesus, as not a prophet nor historical figure, but as God in human form. The Holy Trinity is the concept that God takes three forms: the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Ghost (sometimes called Holy Spirit). Jesus taught the idea of instead of seeking revenge, one should love his or her neighbors and enemies. Christians believe that Jesus died on the cross to save humankind and forgive people's sins.



















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Wow, I'm more Satanist than Hindu!

Sunday, March 20, 2005

In the immortal words of George Costanza: "I got nothin'!"
Those of you who know my antipathy for that character are reeling...

I am suffering from complete adrenal burnout, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
I mean, I've been on the edge for close to a year, what with dealing with a burgeoning business, our current political climate, seeing and aching over the deconstruction of my daughter due to the situation she has been in for several years, agonising over how RG can be redeemed, despairing over the Whole State of Christ's Church, personal guilt over not being able to blog as I wished, and, well, it goes on. My body has rebelled, and I thought I was having heart failure. Thankfully, it is only (!) my chest wall being inflamed from work and stress.
I am numb, even to the plight of Terri Schiavo. I can harbor angst only for so long.

I wrote to Gregg in part:

I know the pain and frustration you are feeling. Here in AL, we covered the streets of Montgomery with more peaceful and praying people since the 60s civil rights marches, pushing for major pro-life legislation. The people SPOKE; but the legislation was aborted, itself. Christ and the apostles changed the world without a single march...hmmm, maybe they had some wisdom... ;^)

This is the crux of the whole issue: the church has for twenty-plus years been led to the voting booth as a method of societal evangelism. The imposition of Christian Piety via legislation has been a rousing catastrophe. Why does the world hate the church? Because for decades we have arrogated the province of the Holy Spirit to ourselves: to convict the eee-vil sinners of their sins. We have placed ourselves at the Father's right hand, and cast ourselves in the role of Judge. We point the quavering Bony Finger of Indignation at the Sinner du Jour, and condemn their not measuring up to OUR righteousness. Mr. Falwell, SHUT YOUR GOB!
Is there sin? YES.
Are there sinners? YES.
Are we their Judge? NO, NO, NO.

We, the church, are the Keepers of GOOD NEWS. We should be dispensers of same.
Am I the only person seeing this?

...Maybe I had something after all.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Gloria, Susan...here's to YOU!

The horror played out in Atlanta yesterday points up two things: the insanity of "we're all equal" as regards male and female job performance and ability, and the necessity for politicos to get better writers. Had the deputy sheriffs handling the 33-year-old rapist been two 250 lb QB types, I doubt that events would have played out quite the same. (I would love to know the thought train that set up the situation in the first place: "Yep, we got this big 'ol perp.....uh huh.....rapist...yep...we'll send Li'l Bit to guard 'im....yep, her...havin a li'l ole gal guardin' 'im, now THAT'LL teach 'im some respect for women...". I mean, come on, people, let's think a bit beyond who's next on rotation.

As to poli-speak, the Aardvark Award for Flagrancy in Mis-Speech goes to the redoubtable Mayor of Atlanta Shirley Franklin who termed the events..."disconcerting".
Yes, and Josef Stalin wasn't nice. Points to her for encouraging prayers for the families of the victims, though. THAT took courage above and beyond in our ACLU-ocracy.

In my darker heart, I can only hope that
Nichols behaves true to form, and resists arrest when caught. He's had his opportunity for trial by jury.