YOU SAY, “GOD”; I SAY ODD
Every time I open a paper or glance through the Internet, I come across one more personal, public apology by yet another politician or public figure or religious charlatan (are they actually not one and the same thing) in which s>he uses the name of his>er hypothetical superbeing in order to gain power, sympathy and acceptance. Last week it was Dem. Alcee Hastings who let us know that his hypothetical superbeing told him during a barroom conversation (I guess or someplace like that) that he “wasn’t finished with Alcee yet.” I really don't know how, when these people hear voices, they decide what is a real voice and what might be a delusional incident.
Here’s my new rule of thumb: when anyone, anywhere for any reason, locally, nationally, or internationally, publicly uses the name of his>er hypothetical superbeing, I no longer trust the motives of that person, Billy and Franky Graham included. I think there may have been a reason that some male religious figure suggested that the people of his religion ought to “pray in the closet” while serving others.
THE FAMILY THAT EATS PIZZA AT THE EUROPA
TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER
This is us, left to right: granddaughter Shelby, youngest son Patrick, daughter Eva, daughter-in-law Sheila, oldest Sean, some old alcoholic who peeked in over my wife Mertie’s shoulder and Mertie. Sheila made a wonderful turkey dinner on Thanksgiving and, a few days later, we took everyone out for pizza.
WONDER HOW THEY WERE KEPT ALIVE ON THE ARK?
These weird and wonderful creatures living by methane vents in the southwest Pacific have been photographed for the first time (see images below). I do wonder how Noah got down to that depth to fetch them into his ark. I don't recall any passages which describe his deep sea diving adventures, and, of course, at that depth, no human has yet to survive. Then, another problem presents itself. How did Noah bring these fish to the surface without their blowing up? And how did he keep them alive for the days they spent on the ark, and how did he feed them their food which is available only down there around those thermal vents? Anyone who takes this story literally is so far out of touch with reality they should be institutionalized.