Nothing spiritually redeeming here. Just thought it funny. Someone is auctioning a cigarette paper of one of the most famous Baptist ministers of all time. Check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/spurgeon3
Something is not right. Baptist and cigarette in the same sentence? High bid I think is a couple bucks. Could be the perfect Christmas present for that someone special.
“Charles Haddon (C.H.) Spurgeon (June 19, 1834 – January 31, 1892) was a British Particular Baptist preacher who remains highly influential among Christians of different denominations, among whom he is still known as the “Prince of Preachers.” In his lifetime, Spurgeon preached to around 10,000,000 people, often up to 10 times each week at different places”.~Wikipedia
So the priest Zacharias and his bride had no children. It was his turn to go into the Holy of Holies. He might come out alive and he might not. It depended on whether he was pure of heart or not. It was a tough job but someone had to do it. Anyway, while inside an angel says his bride is going to have a baby and Zacharias can’t believe it. The angel makes him mute. That’s not the funny part. He could have been killed.
The funny part is when he comes out of the Holy of Holies and with sign language tries to tell his old lady wife and the crowd out front of the temple, that she is going to have a baby. Now that is funny! Sorry about the “old lady wife” part. It just seemed to add to the joke even though it is a bit insensitive.
Just now as Gabriel and his angel buds read my blog, wonder if they are pointing at it and getting a laugh remembering the old days….?
Dr. Luke tells it like this… “The angel answered him, “I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God. I was sent to speak to you, and to bring you this good news. Behold, you will be silent and not able to speak, until the day that these things will happen, because you didn’t believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time.”
The people were waiting for Zacharias, and they marveled that he delayed in the temple. When he came out, he could not speak to them, and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple. He continued making signs to them, and remained mute.”
Well, I guess it is going to happen. Oh’Bama did his best. He breathed life into my TV only to have local stations deny me the miracle. Channel 36 says they are going to kill my TV tonight at 12:00 PM/AM. They are dissing the president.
I think we should have a “wake” for TV. How about everyone come over to my house for the death of analog TV. We can all hold hands and weep about the good old days of analog. We can remember Leave it to Beaver, Lassie and Sky King. We will never see them again. They will never make the jump to digital. It is too big of a leap.
My friends on social security and welfare are a bit hacked. They voted for Oh’Bama because he was going to make the world a better place. Then the first you know, our televisions are being cut off. It is just not right.
It’s not American. First, no prayer in school. I was ok with that because I had my TV. But no TV? Where will I pray? What’s next? Kill my blog?
NOTE: All sarcasm intended. Just have a good laugh!
How much will you pay for an authentic James Harrison Superbowl record breaker T-Shirt? I think this shirt may have been worn during the Super Bowl game and James made his record breaking touch down. I think the guy that has this shirt stole it off his back while he was in the shower.
Or possibly you’d like to bid on Aretha’s hat she recently wore at the Oh’Bama inaugeration. She says she’s not sure if she is going to let the Smithsonian Institute have it.
And if nothing else you could always bid on Michael Swim Phelps’s hooka pipe. He says he used bad judgement. Probably thought the pipe was a bad fit for his teeth.
Or possibly my dirty socks.
I don’t know. I guess the Super Bowl brings out the best or worst in me. Sigh…
Throughout time there has been a desire by people to convince other people about their way of thinking.
Thinking alike influences us as humans as we tend to have a built-in desire to belong. This is authenticated by the herd instinct when it is time for the ladies to all head to the ladies room at the same time.
Another thing about humans is we are performanced based and it only makes sense to let our performance based nature influence our herding instincts.
A third natural inclination among us humans is a built-in mechanism acknowledging the presence of something or someone bigger than we are. The politically correct description would be our Creator (although to be politically correct it would be lower case “c”).
So as religious people of many different faiths, maybe there should be a quota system established by religion, rank and possibly status in the church. Maybe you can help me establish a fair an equitable quota system? I’m thinking the Mormon should be at the top because they already have the missionary thing worked out. The Islamic faith has the motive with the virgin thing when they die, but the catholics want to keep the pope happy.
Suppose we start with:
Mormon Conversion Quota = 10
Islamic Conversion Quota = 9
What religion should be next and what should be the annual quota?