Please forgive the tardiness of this week’s Ramblings, iMonks. I am on the road, and where I’m staying does not have internet service. Can you imagine that? No internet! The only thing worse than that would be no Saturday Ramblings. This will have to be short, and hopefully sweet. Much thanks to Adam Palmer and Rev. Randy for their contributions. And, as always, the Synonymous Rambler. Now, shall we ramble?
Charisma wonders why so many televangelists go to jail. Wow. What a loaded question. Why do you think so many televangelists end up in the hoosegow?
Prayer for Boston is a fleeting thing, apparently. And what do you think of this: ”Do you want me to DEFINE prayer? A solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship. Prayer is solemn. Not a ‘like’ on facebook.”
Ruh-roh, Shaggy. Seems that the Army has it in for the Southern Baptists. I expect very soon there will be uniformed personnel preventing Baptists from entering their churches on Sunday mornings. We always knew Obama had it in for the Baptists. If only we could get back to the strong Baptist faith our Founding Fathers, like Thomas Paine, had. Now we are living in a land where the United States Army is trying to abolish religion. We are … What? You say it was just a software glitch? Oh … never mind …
There’s a new celebrity cult religion—not worshipping celebrities, but celebrities who are worshipping—that involves, uh, weird stuff. But my question to you is: Who or what is Peaches Geldof? And who would name their offspring Peaches? (Or Geldof, for that matter…)
Ok. Now it’s time for the “low hanging fruit” portion of our show. First up, Ed Young, Jr. is going to the dogs. You know, I could not make this up if I tried.
Then there is the new president of the Misogynists Club, Mark Driscoll. I’ll bet he is a real treat at the dinner table.
And finally, this tale makes a natural follow-up to the Flatulent Demons story. Seems there are some things you can’t do if you are a Chassidic Jew. Burritos are not kosher then, huh?
Happy birthday this last week to George Takai; Luther Vandross; Don “Donny Baseball” Mattingly; Eddie Albert; Glen Campbell; Jack Nicholson; Peter Frampton; William Shakespeare; Albert King; Edward R. Murrow; Meadowlark Lemon; and Carol Burnett.
Do you remember watching the Midnight Special? I can remember this particular show. Yes, I am older than dirt. I remember the times when none of us had buttons on our shirts. Enjoy.