James Wolcott: Pointers
he's a little harsh on jesus as a deficient philosopher, but i don't think jesus was here to be a philospher anyway.
in other religious news, i've been nominated to be a deacon at my very large beautiful church. i laughed my ass off when i got the phone call. then, when i told my father, he actually cried.
a friend told me of a thing they call intercessory prayer; most deacons avoid this duty because it may require them to actually pray with someone in crisis. (oh, presbyterians. so in touch with your emotions.) i actually look forward to it.
what else...what else? ah. the UCC tried to air a commercial on their church's tolerance for everyone (ahem) and CBS and NBC refuse to air it because of its controversial stance on...tolerance.
this world is absurd and we are so stupid to follow it, we deserve whatever horrid comeuppance is out there.