Friday, April 14, 2017
Happy Day They Killed Our Lord And Savior
And thanks, God, for sending the only son you could manage to begat (begot?) to suffer and die for us.
I'm still not sure how that works just as I'm still confused about who or what the Holy Ghost is but I'll be cooking a ham and some collard greens to celebrate the whole deal and yes, I've remembered to buy some candy. Also, my chickens are doing their best to satisfy all of our egg needs.
Now. If you have time, God, could You please not let us go to war with North Korea or anyone else, for that matter, and also, could You do something about all of the starving children?
I'm afraid it may be too late for even You to do anything about the melting ice caps and certain destruction of our planet but hey! I hear miracles are Your thing so...
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Just the title of this post alone improved my day.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad! It's my traditional Good Friday greeting.Delete
I never understood why they call it "good" Friday when the story of the crucifixion is so bloody and cruel and horrible. If God loves everyone so much why was all that nonsense even necessary?ReplyDelete
No thanks. I'll stick with the pagan hares!
Too many contradictions and weirdnesses in the story for me to believe it.Delete
Paganism makes more sense to me.
You don't have to believe but you don't have to make fun either....ReplyDelete
Well, there are plenty of Christian blogs about which may agree more with your sensibilities.Delete
This is obviously not one of them.
Let's hope she doesn't have grandchildren, 'cause Easter ain't gonna' be fun at her house.ReplyDelete
"Grandma, where's the Easter bunny?" "He's dead darlin', we crucified him, now pray to Jesus to save his eternal soul. Happy Easter."
I never could get a mental picture of the Holy Ghost. I still think of it as a kind of vague figure in a sheet.ReplyDelete
So do I. Like...Casper The Friendly Ghost only holier.Delete
I don't know about the Holy Ghost, but my friend and I were having a conversation the other day about our idea of the holy spirit - that being the feeling of the sacred, whether it be nature or a powerful connection with another human, that profound feeling that comes from absolute goodness.Delete
Goodness isn't the right word. Realness with lack of maliciousness?Delete
Glowy. I picture a very glowy figure in a glowy sheet.Delete
Happy Easter, though!ReplyDelete
And to you!Delete
Having spent many years in the Christian church, I do understand the idea why Good Friday is considered Good. It took me a long time to get it. But now, I just mostly feel sad and a lot confused at the state of the planet. But, I am in a depressive episode so nothing makes sense. An old used coffee cup that has been dropped right beside a garbage can confuses me and makes me sad.ReplyDelete
And as a person who used to go to church, I would have considered the bunny on the cross blasphemy. If she believes in the idea of why the crucifixion happened, she has no business of putting a stuffed toy on a cross. It's a holy symbol for many people. I don't know if i am making sense.
I know. I do actually understand that in order for the plan of salvation to work, there had to be a big sacrifice. The blood of a regular lamb wasn't going to be enough. I just can't ever figure out why there had to be such a sacrifice in the first place. And you know, it's all gotten twisted and torn and tattered and confused and weirded up over the many, many centuries- the story, the message, the meaning.Delete
I have been thinking of you so much, Birdie, hoping with all of my heart that your depression eases soon. Like- yesterfucking day.
I'm doing okay today. I am so deeply grateful for your friendship and to know you are out there thousands of miles away sending me love.Delete
jesus died! pass the peeps.ReplyDelete
And ham. Think of all the pigs who have died for our dinners. Maybe they got it wrong- they heard "for the sinners" but really, it was "for the dinners". And it was a pig and not a man.Delete
Okay. Just a theory.
Best theory I've heard. Poor porky. We need pig shaped peeps and candied bacon.Delete
I'm good with that.Delete
The Bible stories are as believable to me as almost anything from Drumpf's mouth. Today I'm worried that North Korea is going to nuke Los Angeles, so I'll eat all the chocolate Easter animals, say goodbye and thanks for everything now. Anon SuzReplyDelete
Oh god. May this not happen.Delete
And by the way- I saw milk chocolate crosses for sale at the Dollar Store.
If Jesus had died in our times, would we be eating little chocolate electric chairs or hypodermic syringes?
My daughter goes to church but I do not. She sings in the choir so I go for special occasions. Tonight for instance.ReplyDelete
John Mayer is sometimes a complete tool but I sat at church thinking about these lyrics:
We're never gonna win the world
We're never gonna stop the war
We're never gonna beat this
If belief is what we're fighting for
And when I wasn't thinking about song lyrics I was having a hushed conversation with my son about non-believing and its ok-ness.Delete
Oh, Stephanie- I miss you. Thanks for stopping by! And those are excellent lyrics.Delete
Now THAT's a worthwhile prayer. I wouldn't hold your breath for divine intervention, though.ReplyDelete
Trust me- I'm not.Delete