Hot enough for you, iMonks? I’m thinking football. Why football in August? Two reasons. It’s hot here in Tulsa, and football means cooler weather. Well, ok, not until halfway through the season, but still. The other reason? My Cincinnati Reds are in the fast lane cruising toward Sucksville, so it is about time for me to have my heart broken (once again) by the Cincinnati Bengals. Sigh … We will have more to say (well, sing) about football at the conclusion of our weekly stroll through the world of the weird, something we like to call Saturday Ramblings.
Not all denominations are shrinking. The Assemblies of God are actually growing. But they are not speaking in tongues as much as they once did. Do the two have anything to do with one another?
That bastion of Greek Orthodoxy, Salt Lake City, is going to have to do without for the time being. Seems the Orthodox church there was hurting for money, so they had to reduce the salaries of their three priests by 40%. That didn’t set well with Metropolitan Isaiah, their Denver-based leader, ordered them to no longer conduct services, including baptisms and weddings. WWJD? Discuss.
If you work for a school that is affiliated with a specific church, should you be forced to attend said church? This coach found out the hard way that he had to. Your thoughts?
Ok. I agree with what this article says about women dressing less than modestly for church. But don’t you have the feeling there are churches out there who are now saying, “Wow. We have just found another church-growth technique”? Bonus question: Are the less-than-beautiful welcome as members of a “worship team” in megachurches, or do you have to be young, pretty, thin and sexy?
I don’t go to many movies. Just too lazy, I think. I’d like to see RED 2, but will probably wait until it comes to RED BOX. But here is one movie you can count on me seeing as soon as it comes out.
Do you believe in angels? Could this mystery priest have been one?
Why did it take so long for someone to make a reality TV (oxymoron) out of snake handlers? Oh, and tell me you won’t be DVRing this.
This is just wrong. Very, very wrong. I mean, I like waffles. And I like chicken. And I would not be opposed to having them on the same plate. But not in this form. No No No.
If you attend a church and decide to steal a computer from the church, and do so in order to watch porn, here’s a tip: Don’t call to have a porn-blocker removed or you might get to spend time in government-subsidized housing. Just sayin’…
Finally, I will leave you with these words. Ken Ham. Dinosaurs. Noah’s Ark. Now, have fun.
Some people you may have heard of celebrated their birthdays this last week, including Tony Bennett; Martin Sheen; Martha Stewart; Tom Brady; Louis Armstrong; Leon Uris; Billy Bob Thornton; Jeff Gordon; Neil Armstrong; Loni Anderson; Andy Warhol; Stan Freberg; Dustin Hoffman; Robert Shaw; and Ken Norton.
Ok. This is good. This is funny and good. See if you can watch it and not have this song in your head today. Enjoy.