Wednesday, January 09, 2008

it's just a book, for god's sake

it's a pretty popular book; been around for a while.
lots of folks have built careers telling others about it.

of course, it's just a book.
tells some rather tall tales, kind of hard to believe it all.
snakes, apples, some quality time with your best [only?] friend
in a beautiful garden--where's the harm in that?

right...two of everything. ever run an orphanage? i didn't think so. i've had as many as twenty orphaned cyclists, three dogs, two cats, and a bird or two.
i'll tell ya where you can put your "two of everything," god.
so read the article below, and then tell me who's crazy!
HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) -- A man who believed he bore the ''mark of the beast'' used a circular saw to cut off one hand, then he cooked it in the microwave and called 911, authorities said.
The man, in his mid-20s, was calm when Kootenai County sheriff's deputies arrived Saturday in this northern Idaho town. He was in protective custody in the mental health unit of Kootenai Medical Center.
''It had been somewhat cooked by the time the deputy arrived,'' sheriff's Capt. Ben Wolfinger said. ''He put a tourniquet on his arm before, so he didn't bleed to death. That kind of mental illness is just sad.''
It was not immediately clear whether the man has a history of mental illness. Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Johnson would not say whether an attempt was made to reattach the hand, citing patient confidentiality.
The Book of Revelation in the New Testament contains a passage in which an angel is quoted as saying: ''If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink the wine of God's fury.''
The book of Matthew also contains the passage: ''And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.''
Wolfinger said he didn't know which hand was amputated.


the mostly reverend said...

and no comments HERE? wtf?

bryan said...

You must not have bated the trap right ...

the mostly reverend said...

do you think it's only coincidental that adam is copping a feel in eden, and then a few short 4 or 5,000 years later, a religious zealot--following orders--cuts off his hand and puts it in a modern-day hell, the microwave???

the VERY same appliance that can be used for re-heating day-old pasta?????

VERY deep. i'm gonna scour my old texts.
g pickle--you're a chef; what do YOU think about it?
mpav--you do some fine things with pasta; what are YOUR troubling thoughts?
garrett? feel free to jump in.

anonny? spew forth...

bryan said...

I can't believe I spelled 'baited' like that. That's lame.

What's this about pasta now?

the mostly reverend said...

bryan, your mother will be SO disappointed.

pasta? it's the key to eternal happiness, and a full tummy.

i suggest you visit their site. it could very well change the way you look at everything.

so help me pasta!

i feel a divine confederation in the works: pirates, orphans, pasta, bike racers, mysteries of creation?

who can argue with THAT? nothing hogwashish about a wholesome semolina and water paste, is there?