That’s a trick they didn’t teach us at seminary

Being a retired chaplain, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at yesterday’s Pearls Before Swine comic strip.  (Click the image to see a larger version at the comic’s Web page.) The comic amused me on many levels, but it also highlights a sad truth.  I don’t believe in the so-called “rapture” (it’s not biblically valid at all, and was never part of the teaching of the early church), but an awful lot of people seem to spend an awful lot of time arguing about it.  In fact, so many alleged Christians spend so much time arguing about when and

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Quote of the day

From Diogenes’ Middle Finger, commenting on the Trump impeachment imbroglio: It’s becoming quite obvious that dems pulled the trigger on impeachment before they had the goods.  This attempt is truly desperate: poorly planned from the beginning, and so poorly executed that every one of the conspirators, especially Adam Schiff, CNN’s Fredo Cuomo and Jake Tapper, MSNBC’s Ricky Maddow and Larry O’Donnell sound like used car salesman with one day left to hit their monthly quota. Used car salesmen?  Owwww . . . but so fitting! Peter

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Quote of the day

From the Z man, commenting on the impeachment brouhaha in Washington DC: The Washington press corps is full of hysterical females, convinced Trump will stuff their uterus with Bibles and sew their legs shut. Priceless! His entire article is worth reading, as he points out the yawning pit that the Democratic Party is digging for itself over this mess.  Go read. Peter

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Heh

I found this over at Wirecutter’s place, and had to laugh: I found it particularly amusing because, despite being born and raised in Africa, I’m of Caucasian ancestry.  When I came to the USA, more than two decades ago, I used to enjoy introducing myself as “the only real African-American in these parts”.  My black friends would often respond with something along the lines of, “No way, man – you’s a honky!”  Much mutual amusement resulted. The thought of a “honky” King Kong-type gorilla is just too funny . . . Peter

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Heh

Stephan Pastis’ cartoon yesterday made me laugh out loud.  (Click the image to go to a larger version at the Pearls Before Swine Web page.) Somehow I don’t think my elementary school English teacher would have let me get away with that!  Miss de Smit was an old tartar, who wasn’t afraid to use corporal punishment when necessary (and yes, that was legal back then, which may shock modern sensibilities).  Nevertheless, her methods must have worked, because we all graduated from her class with a pretty clear idea about English grammar, vocabulary and usage. Peter

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Oh, snap!

Geraldo Rivera thought he could use a comedienne’s tweet to smack down gun owners: Dana Loesch, fiery former spokesperson for the NRA, fired back: Come on, Geraldo, top that one!  Don’t keep the nice lady waiting! Peter

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