Top o’the morning, iMonks! Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Time for the wearin’ o’the green. Except for me. Red and khaki is still the color choice at Target. Besides, I’ve been battling a virus for nearly two weeks now. I am sporting my own shade of green these days. So it’s our special St. Patrick’s Day edition of Saturday Ramblings. What’s so special about it? Well, we’re rambling, it’s Saturday, and it’s March 17. What more do you want?
Thanks to Adam Palmer for this list of Sir Isaac Newton’s sins. Poor Wilford. Poor Wilford’s towel.
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is stepping down from his position next January. Several potential candidates to be the new head of the Anglican church are already being discussed. So, do you prefer the way of most popes, who are chosen only after the death of their predecessor, or this way, where church officials will have most of a year to choose the next Anglican leader?
There is something troubling about a group of megachurch leaders teaching others how to deliver sermons. Oh, I’m sure they’re good at it. Very good indeed. And that is what troubles me. Am I making any sense at all?
I have no idea of what to make of this. Card counting Christians? Gambling teams from a church? Sigh…
I love politics! The only thing funnier is watching an old episode of Fawlty Towers. For instance, the majority of Republicans in southern states still believe President Obama is a Muslim. This week, the president referred to Republicans as the “Flat Earth Society.” I think he has a point there. Hilarious!
Meanwhile, most Americans do not believe that religious liberty in our country is threatened. Your thoughts?
Last week we reported that Harold Camping said he will no longer be making predictions about the world’s end. That upset this, er, businessman, who sells insurance to care for pets whose owners are swept up in the rapture. Really. Even the Synonymous Rambler had trouble swallowing this one.
Could it be that your local “family friendly” Christian radio station isn’t so family-friendly after all? Oh my. Share your thoughts one at a time on this one, iMonks.
A painter in North Yorkshire, England, claims that in sanding a barn to get it ready for painting, he found the face of Jesus. Not to be outdone, a woman in Tampa, Florida, took a picture of her TV screen only to see Jesus praying. The show that was on? The Bachelor. Now why would Jesus be praying for that show in particular? (I’d think he would be praying for Mary and Matthew from Downton Abbey…)
Happy birthdays this last week go out to Sam Jaffe; Claire Booth Luce; Chuck Norris; Sharon Stone; Carrie Underwood; Shannon Miller; Lawrence Welk; Douglas (42) Adams; James Taylor; Adam Clayton; Casey Jones; Frank Borman; Kirby Puckett; Sir Michael Caine; Billy Crystal; Mike Love; Sly Stone; and Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
St. Patrick’s Day means we turn to the Emerald Isle for today’s bonus video. I love the Chieftains. If that makes me a cliche’, so be it. And this is one of my favorites of theirs. Enjoy.