Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Yikes! The sign outside the Immanuel Baptist Church -- down the road from my house -- says "American Judges at War with Christianity." I had to wonder this morning how I could come into work, knowing that my employer is fighting against the Almighty. However, I had to ask: "If the Baptists are right, then shouldn't New Orleans have been hit by the hurricane last week?" I mean, here we are, in the seat of a Federal appellate court, and we haven't been struck by a major hurricane since 1965. Yet last week, we had a category five storm bearing down on us before it turned and caused incredible damage to the Alabama and Florida gulf coast. Could it be that righteous living spared New Orleans from the wrath of Ivan? Maybe this city has a double life -- it appears to be seething with sin but is in fact the proverbial shining city on a hill.

4 comments:

Phoebe said...

God doesn't care what church you belong to; He cares which political party you belong to.

;) wink-wink

doug said...

What God wants God gets God help us all
What God wants God gets
The kid in the corner looked at the priest
And fingered his pale blue Japanese guitar
The priest said
God wants goodness
God wants light
God wants mayhem
God wants a clean fight
What God wants God gets
Don't look so surprised
It's only dogma
The alien prophet cried
The beetle and the springbok
Took the bible from its hook
The monkey in the corner
Wrote the lesson in his book
What God wants God gets God help us all

Name that tune!

Dave said...

To voodew:

'What God Wants' by Roger Waters (Amused to Death)

"American Judges at War with Christianity." So... where the newsflash? I'd hate to be the one to tell these people that it's been that way forever. I mean, their whole career is a sin, since "judge not lest ye be judged" is some spiritual law...

(Did I quote that one out of context again? I sure fucking hope so).

Ann said...

If the Baptists are right, Neal Maxwell is burning in hell right now. Doesn't THAT bring a smile to my face!