Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

Nolite te bastardes carburundorum!

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Frolics.

Y'all didn't think I was just going to sit here quietly, did you?

Thanks to mum for a couple of these, and I can't remember who for the rest of them.

*Edit - I hit the wrong button and published before I was done. See below for the rest of the post.

In a more serious vein, if you celebrate this day, I hope you have a blessed one - the gift for which Christians celebrate Easter is worth remembering, and one to which pagans are not strangers, either (the greatest difference being that Pagans had many sacrificial kings where Christians have one sacrificed King).

In the midst of the chocolate, the eggs, the ham or lamb or the wild tofurkey, think on the tremendous love that a heart must bear, for a man to give himself over to Jesus' fate. Think on that love as the foundation for what has grown into the church today - whatever I may think of Christianity and its dogma (and oh, boy, have I got some opinions about that), I haven't forgotten that the church is founded on the hope that the life of one man may be given over for the benefit of all men.

I wish you a blessed day, be it sacred to you or no.


Becky said...

I wish you a blessed day, too. I hope that it was grand.

And the pictures had me nearly in stitches.

Kyddryn said...

This is why you should never read blogs while holding sharp implements!

I am blessed with some delightfully warped friends and family, aren't I?

foolery said...

The day is over for you, and nearly for me, but I hope it was very springlike and warm. It was that and then some, here!

Greta said...

Aaaah. Thanks for that! Those are fantastic.