blunt essays with sharp points
Jul 2, 2004 5:10 PM–
Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known, and then come and stand before me in this house, which bears my Name, and say, “We are safe”—safe to do all these detestable things? Has this house, which bears my Name, become a den of robbers to you?
The prophet Jeremiah cried these words at the steps of the Temple. They are the words Jesus quoted as he drove the moneychangers and innocent sacrificial animals out of the Temple.
The evil ones have returned.
The Bush campaign have ordered their staff to organize conservative churches for Bush. The churches are to host Republican Party membership rallies called “citizenship Sundays.”
They are also to send copies of their membership directories to Party headquarters! Now it will be easier to decide whether you can vote in Florida or other states, depending on whether you belong to a Republican church.
Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?
|Sent our children to kill and die in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Turned our Temples into dens of robbers and corrupted our Sabbaths.
Unfortunately, Jesus is gone, and John Kerry is no Jesus (and no Jack Kennedy). Who will stand up and speak these words where they will be heard?
Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men. You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes they fool you by walking upright.
What part of “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn” don’t you understand?
Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life. —Terry Pratchett
Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig. —Robert Heinlein
Do not ask why the past was better than the present, for this is not a question prompted by wisdom. —Ecclesiastes 7:10
Power lines abruptly stopped causing cancer in 1997 after the U.S. National Cancer Institute conducted a better study. —Robert Parks
Встретимся под столом! (Vstretimsja pod stolom: To meeting you under the table!)
The more you cry, the less you’ll pee.
Relish the love of a good woman.
It’ll never get better if you keep picking at it. —advice from Judge “Maximum” Bob Gibbs