The Spouse loves her olde TV westerns replays, and in the morning our background racket is Waltons and Little Hice on Prairies and even (gasp!) Bonanzas.
Minutes ago I bimbled through for a coffee as she was doing wifely things, and through the archway I saw endless washed-and-brushed sinners beaming up at an imported churchly tub-thumper pounding his lectern (can you still go blind from that?) and boy oh boy, did he ever pound! A genuine A-grade tub-thumping dripping drooling spitting raving raging rant that surely must’ve converted even the camera crew. God is well pleased. Settings, angles, editing and acting were superb enough to trigger a rhetorical “Ye gods! Are people really like that?” from someone who knows better. So I told her, simply, ‘yes’. Actually they are—they lap it up.
Having attended a mass-indoctrination (‘crusade’—Jesus 78) event myself, one with a ‘charismatic’ Christian as Ranter of Honour: Yes indeed, they really are like that. (And why not? It nets big bucks, for some … an Adolf Hitler was great at it too). To answer her question: Yes, people really are like that.
AND folks vote for them … in the secular life at the ballot-box, in Paradise by cash ‘offerings’.
HAH! I just googled ‘alpha and omega’ and God led me to this image—
I haven’t viewed the offering, just snipped that snap. I know that God won’t be offended; and when we get home from town later I’ll do penance by watching the whole thing. (Gods know, it may even work on and convert even moi …)
First thing in the morning. She was whimpering when I went out there for a coffee reload, and she held a slice of raw toast up against the light— “See? This modern bread, it’s all holes!” and she was right. So I patted her shoulder in benign fashion (she hates that … I hate myself sometimes but the opportunity was too good to miss) and told her—
“There, there … don’t tell anyone, the Christians will be beating a path to our door.” And of course got the expected “Why?” in the puzzled tone that only a wife can provide.
“—manifestation of Jesus Crust, the holey Bun Of God!”
I escaped with my life but only just … and pondered that some folks see the Virgin Mary in a fried egg, so why the hell not?
us all. No? (Oh yes, very yes—there are possibly more of them (religions, beliefs) than of us, and they’re all eternally busy on our behalf (God/s never sleep).
“India reported a record daily jump of coronavirus infections on Saturday (August 22), bringing the total near 3 million, piling pressure on authorities to curb huge gatherings as a major religious festival gets underway. At least 69,878 new infections took India’s total cases to around” … etc etc etc
As a cynic I find myself pondering: surely religious gatherings MUST be the very safest place of all? (Hindus especially have oodles more gods than anyone else.)