The reports are in and our worship attendance was way down this winter.
Giving was up.
While it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why attendance was down during this year's antithesis to Nobel-Peace-Prize-winning-internet-inventing AG's global warming fearmongering, I still can't escape emotional culpability for what's bad or spiritual deference for what's good.
Don't feel badly if you can't interpret that last sentence.
I don't know what it means either.
I don't know lots of things.
Just when I was warming up to HRC, a friend wrote, "Hillary bet on Eight Belles who finished second, collapsed, and then was euthanized. She also likes to compare herself to Rocky; saying that if Rocky had run half way up the steps of the Philadelphia museum and stopped, he wouldn't have gone on to glory and there would have been no movie. If memory serves me, Rocky lost to a black guy too."
Despite BHO's funky friends, he's still piling up the superdelegates; proving the DNC and PCUSA have at least one thing in common: a thanatos libido.
While the mainline ecclesiastical media haven't published my letter to the PCUSA's Stated Clerk which begs him to dissuade anyone thinking about inviting JW to speak to this year's GA (see KDXXIV), you just watch...
Actually, I'm still scratching my hairless head over today's greatest empire on the face of the earth coming down to these three finalists for President.
Surely, this is a bad dream or SNL script.
But, then again, we survived JC.
Getting back to HRC, I think she's gonna win today's primary in Indiana and come closer than expected in North Carolina.
Two-term NC Governor Mike Easley says she "makes Rocky Balboa look like a pansy."
I have no idea what Easley means or how the previous two sentences connect; but it could be another sign of the apocalypse.
The editor of my favorite daily just informed me that our world population will hit 6,666,666,666 on 5/10/08.
That's this Saturday!
www.BetCRIS.com spokesdude Esteban Siles says, "People have long debated what would bring about the destruction of the world. While it may be unlikely that the world will end on May 10, one never can be sure."
So those oddsmakers have "figured" it's 500/1 that the world will end on 5/10/08 and 1/1000 that the world will not end on 5/10/08.
Who collects if the world ends?
Personally, I'm not convinced.
Ain't no mother gonna allow that to happen before 5/11/08 (viz., Mother's Day).
So I'll finish my sermon for Sunday.
Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Chicago White Sox, is all upset because the Cubs are incalculably more popular in Chicago than the White Sox: "Guillen went off...about how the Cubs get so much love despite a century of futility, and the White Sox get knocked despite being recent World Series titleists" (Gene Farris).
But let's hear from limited vocab Ozzie himself: "We won it a couple years ago, and we're horse____...The Cubs haven't won in 120 years, and they're the ____ing best?"
Get over it, Ozzie.
You're like a mainliner moaning about moving to the sidelines of American religious culture.
Comparing the White Sox to the Cubs is like comparing Father's Day to Mother's Day.
We notice one but really pay attention to the other.
It's like attendance.
It's like giving.
It's like Jesus said, "Where your treasure is..."
Blessings and Love!