Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Ah, lets settle down to some good old fashioned tradition...

It's Wednesday.. and you know what that means...

well, if you (singular) are reading, you probably do. If I happen to have picked up a stray reader who will probably peruse this post and then never visit again, you probably won't. In the case of situation #2 I won't bother explaining.. let's just say we're going with pies tonight, just like every Wednesday since time immemorial. Or some Wednesdays since some time last year..

1 John 1:1-3 "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we
have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled,
concerning the Word of life-- the life was manifested, and we have seen, and
bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and
was manifested to us-- that which we have seen and heard we declare to you"

a) Ok, it's set up like this.. this bible thing that we are dictating right now is right and good in everything and you need to believe all of it, even the bits that contradict the other bits.. and anyway, if you do that you'll get everlasting life. Nice, isn't it?

b) Listen up and listen good.. the LORD has spoken and HE is all powerful.. which means you've got to do what he says. And what he says is do what I say and don't be gay and if yer wimmins then don't be whores and submit to yer mens.. kay.. what you doin.. don't worry about what it says there just listen to what I say.

c) .. and the kitties, and the bunnies, and the birdies, and the flowers, and the trees, and the wine, and the harp, and the sea, and the songs and the dancing.. la la la la la...

Until tomorrow...

5 comments:

Ronald said...

Ah, disciples, the original rock fans..."That which we have heard... which we have seen..." etc - they've felt it they've seen it they've been right between it, so to speak... and now they're bearing witness. It's what happens when you've seen your favourite performer in concert and want to tell all of your friends about it - Clapton is God! Zeppelin walk on water; or, in the beginning their was the King... Elvis! That sort of thing. All the time after these gigs you hear "we are declaring unto you, oh yea and verily that like us, you too should follow". Of course we don't, maybe cuz we think they're shit, too old, or sound better in the recording studio, but mostly it's because we don't like having it rammed down our throats. I have a colleague who talks about "his" music as if it's absolute, and he's forever giving me shitloads of mp3s... The Cure, The Editors, Bowie, all sorts. But I never, not ever, take the trouble to listen. No disrespect to the Artistes but I resent attempts at proselytising. Maybe it's just me. Anyway, I think the God-botherers ought to get themselves some slick marketing done and do it by more subtle means. They could use tried and trusted means like including bare, or nigh on bare women, in their adverts... or maybe aim at specific markets - "Take God's direction and enhance your erection!" or, "Jesus saves, but also slims!".

By the way, I've just got into a German group called Rammstein by way of an album entitled Ries Ries... fooking marvellous... so I say unto you, I have seen, I have heard...

Michelle said...

Er.. yeah.

Ronald said...

I know, it's appalling. Now you know why I don't blog.

Michelle said...

Oh.. I thought it was wonderful.. anything that stimulates the brain is good. I was just overwhelmed by the brilliance and didn't know how to reply..

honest

Ronald said...

You're very kind... a characteristic of yours I've previously underestimated. It has to be said though, I do go on at length about nothing in particular. But what can I do when it's all I've got? well.. apart from looks, a cheeky smile, and the wearing of my cap at a jaunty angle.