December? December already? Why didn’t someone warn me? I need to get started on my Christmas shopping. Chaplain Mike wants an Ernie Banks bobblehead. Adam Palmer wants a Tom Brady bobblehead. Mike Bell wants a Gordie Howe bobblehead. Joe Spann wants a good night’s sleep. Damaris and Lisa want someone else to do the dishes on Christmas day. I think I will get them each a huge helping of Saturday Ramblings.
Do you know what is the best thing about buying egg nog ice cream at the store? No one else will eat it. I don’t even have to hide it behind the bags of frozen peas. Just sayin’…
Now, on to the Ramblings.
So you’ve already gone through the Creation Museum in Kentucky and don’t know what to do next. Well, Ken Ham and his team are planning to build a full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark. Hopefully you will be able sail down the Ohio River aboard the boat. And if they are looking to borrow some animals, the world-class Cincinnati Zoo is just across the river. And after you have explored all 600 cubits of the Ark, you can take short drive up I-75 to see the Big Butter Jesus statue rising up out of the water.
And then you can travel to Iowa to see a nativity scene carved out of butter. Let me say that again. A nativity scene carved out of butter. Really. I can’t make this stuff up. And isn’t that the great commission? To go and make statues of Jesus out of butter?
Dueling billboards. That’s what we’ve come to. Dueling billboards at the Lincoln Tunnel. As you leave New Jersey you are greeted with a message from American Atheists that reads, “You know it’s a myth. This season, celebrate reason.” The Catholic League has responded with a billboard as you leave New York that reads, “You know it’s real. This season celebrate Jesus.”
Does God get Tweets? And just what does he have against the Buffalo Bills? Is God partial to wide receivers or safeties? If players on both teams pray for God to help them win, how does God choose which team he is going give all the breaks? Oh, and how ’bout them Buckeyes?
Apple withdrew an app from their store that some claimed to be anti-gay. Christians are petitioning to have the app, called the Manhattan Declaration, restored. If this app isn’t enough for you, check out this list of religious apps for your use.
You should read Paul Greenberg every chance you get. Start with this column, What Is Hanukkah?
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Happy birthday this week to Jimi Hendrix; Bill Nye (The Science Guy); Berry Gordy Jr. (founder of Motown Records); Randy Newman; Ed Harris; Jon Stewart; Madeleine Lâ€™Engle; Howie Mandel; Â Monica Seles; and Britney Spears.
Well, Clark, got your lights up yet? Think your display is pretty good, do you? Take a look at this nice, calming, Christmas decoration. Wouldn’t you like to be this person’s neighbor?