Archive for May 9, 2008

Good book, bad movieAccording to this retired Presbyterian minister from Little Rock, Ark. [and the next best-selling book he is writing], HE IS.

Read this story on the “Parables of Dr. Seuss.”

”I was amazed at what I found when I started looking at it — all this Christian imagery was very carefully factored into his stories,” Short said in an interview from his home in Little Rock, Ark.

I don’t want to burst his bubble, but you can find Jesus’ touch in anything if you look hard enough. After all, his Daddy did create the heavens and the earth. He may have some influence in children’s books too.

Well, as a proud daddy myself and a closet Seussian as a tyke, I look forward to reading what are the spiritual euphemisms for the Lorax, Grinch, Wocket, Horton, Fox in Socks, and of course… we can finally find out what was in that ubiquitous ‘hat’.

I have heard of churches having a “giving spirit”, but THIS STORY from Indianapolis is ridiculous.

Don’t you think Christians have the phone numbers of lawyers, or better yet, ARE lawyers? IJS.

Ya’ think?

The countless Six Flags entertainment parks around the country get millions of tourists annually, but yet, this dazzling quote gets headlines, at least in the Daily News Journal in Murfeesboro, Tenn.:

“Wherever the Bible park eventually ends up, it will not be the last one,” said Kevin J. Wright, president of the World Religious Travel Association. “The market is too big.”

2.1 billion Christians in the world, and more than 80 percent of the U.S. claims Christianity, and THAT is the summary? “Too big”. Nice. I don’t know what makes me giggle more: that line or his title. You mean, there actually is a “World Religious Travel Association“? Who knew? I guess with every megachurch out there hosting a trip to Israel, you need an organization that can host coupons.

Pope going cellFor those that are celluarly-challenged and didn’t quite get the cryptic headline, it turns out the pontiff is going to smell the 21st century, flip his phone and issue holy text messages.

What’s next?

  • Confessions via e-mail?
  • Blogging penance?
  • How about campaign Web sites for the next Papal conclave?

Whatever happens, I hope he embraces his moniker. He may run out of characters with “God Bless You, Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI”.

Just use, “Peace n’ luv, B16”.