Commandment 2

November 30, 2007

‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 9You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 10but showing steadfast love to(B) thousands[b] of those who love me and keep my commandments.” English Standard Version

I told my friend that I thought that Bruce Almighty was great. He said he wouldn’t watch it. I assumed it was because lots of pastors prematurely tagged it as ungodly. As it turns out he takes the above commandment to mean that we are not to create representations of God in any way. He won’t watch The Passion of the Christ. He doesn’t approve of classical artwork depicting Christ or God. He doesn’t even like flannel graphs in Sunday school. I haven’t asked him, but I am pretty sure he wouldn’t like the tee shirt with God’s hand almost touching fingers with man underscored with the caption “pull my finger.” Should I have capitalized “finger?” Anyway…



A departure from my normal Thanksgiving Prattle: Brevity

November 21, 2007

Wiggle your toes. Go on. Do it. Both feet. Move them in rhythm with the iTune in your head, or in my case, the cadence of a copy machine. Are you wiggling them?

Now, laugh at how funny the word “wiggle” sounds and then thank God that you can move your little piggies and hear music and get paid to make copies. There are a lot of people who can’t.

Now laugh at the way “piggies” sounds.

Happy Thanksgiving.


November 21, 2007

“I finally decided that I wasn’t going to reject myself on someone else’s behalf.”

November 19, 2007

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. – Carl Sagan

Another Benefit to being Single

November 16, 2007

I don’t have another family to split the holidays with so nobody gets mad at me for not showing up at Thanksgiving dinner.

Tradition or Just Poor Taste?

November 13, 2007

As this time of the year draws near, excitement begins to build in the great state of South Carolina. Not for the upcoming holidays or the cooling weather. It’s almost time for the time honoured tradition of the Carolina/Clemson game. Lines will be drawn, bets will be placed on the table and families will be divided.

But this year the festivities carry a dark shadow in the fire light of the deaths of 7 students from USC and CU. They were killed when a cigarette started a fire, quickly consumed their beach house and snuffed out their young lives.

Herein lies the question. Every year as part of the good spirited fun the respective universities burn the other school’s mascot in effigy. Clemson has already cancelled their event. USC is probably close to follow. Like everything Carolina/Clemson, this has been a dividing issue among students and faculty. Some say that it would be a horrible reminder of the fire. Others say it honours the students to continue with the tradition for the biggest game of the year.

In light of the recent tragedy, should this tradition be continued or is it just poor taste.

Dear Driver of a Blue Accord,

November 13, 2007

Just be cause you put your signal on does not mean I am letting you come into my lane leaving only three inches between your bumper and mine. Your signal lets other drivers know your intention to change lanes when safe. It’s not intended to be a presumptuous declaration of lane ownership.

Warmest regards,

Can I get a witness?