When I got back to the Deep South from spending a year in the Tucson desert, four things really struck me – the humidity how green everything is southern accents and the overabundance of radio evangelists. Upon my return I was driving around and scanning the radio stations when I came upon this jewel… … Read More “New Wingnut Entertainment in Town” »
So now we REALLY know why God sent Katrina to destroy New Orleans. It wasn’t because of Southern Decadence or any other form of partying. It was because of their penchant for shrimp and crawdads…
I figured it was just a matter of time before the religious wingnuts came out. The organization, Repent America, implies that Hurricane Katrina was sent by God to destroy New Orleans before its Southern Decadence festival. I’m guessing Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell are still reeling from the Chavez comments. It hasn’t been long enough for them to forget themselves and say something asinine, but I don’t expect that to last.
Speaking of strange things in churches, the lunatic right wing group, Christian Exodus, made the front page of the Greenville News again. This group is trying to get other ultra-right wingers to move to South Carolina so that it can secede from the Union (again) and form its own Christian Theocracy.
A first, at least as long as I can remember since we have been living in this house – a beautiful Sunday afternoon unmarred by the sounds of leaf blowers, lawn mowers, or other home care equipment. Not that I’m a "keep the Sabbath holy" prude, but in a neighborhood obsessed with lawn care, it … Read More “Sunday, Quiet Sunday” »
Alleluia, Christ is Risen!He is Risen Indeed! …and with those words begin the traditional liturgy of Easter. My friend Paul, who is Lutheran, says that their liturgy forbids use of the word "Alleluia" during Lent. I don’t know of any restrictions placed on Presbyterians, but the Fourth Presbyterian Choir tried to overcome such prohibitions with … Read More “Easter Paean” »
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the first Sunday of the liturgical year, and to me, the first official day of the Christmas season, despite what the retailers tell us. The Candle of Hope will be lit with the requisite scripture readings and the oddly appealing mournful strains of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" … Read More “First Sunday of Advent” »
My mother has always been afraid of water. As children, we never went swimming except on very rare occasions. Usually what we called "going swimming" was an afternoon trip to wade in the shallow Rabon Creek. Subsequently, I didn’t learn how to swim when I was young. At 14 I was sent to my oldest … Read More ““See, here is water.”” »