Saturday, September 20, 2008

Under the heading of old business....

I have some stuff to clear up:

I caused the stock market to tank. Yes, I am guilty. Last Friday I ordered my IRA to sell some shares. You saw what happened Monday? I am deeply sorry.

The pro-abortion cheerleaders act like getting an abortion is a fun thing, like getting a really nifty hairdo or taking a vacation in Bermuda. It isn't. It's a surgical procedure, not a cause for celebration, whatever you are, pro-choice or pro-life.

The Wall Street Journal quotes a a couple of supposedly representative Christians:

When I got home from church I... called my Jesuit friend, who I know hates these people, too. I asked, "Don't you think God finds these smug egomaniacs morally repellent? Recoils from their smugness as from hot flame?"

And he said, "Absolutely. They are everything He or She hates in a Christian."

I thought Christians were supposed to love their enemies, or their neighbors? Apparently not. I guess Jesus was just kidding around when he said, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." I suppose the quaint idea I picked up, that to a believing Christian, every one of us is a child of God with an immortal soul, was not applicable to Republicans. I'm not a Christian, so how could I know? I thought Christians were like the Rev Martin Luther King. You know, saintly.

I hope these tolerant believers don't extend their contempt to us Jews--oh wait, they already have. Only they call us "Zionists."

By the way, I just posted a new feature, called "Followers," on my blog. Humiliatingly, I have 0 followers so far. So if you want to follow my blog, sign up. If no-one signs up, I will remove the gadget.


airforcewife said...

As a Catholic, I'm duty bound to report that Jesuits are the most smug egomaniacs I've ever met.

In San Francisco, of course.

miriam said...

Mr Charm, in his role as the house historian, tells me the Jesuits have been thrown out of most of the countries in Europe.

Whatever God thought of this appalling record, she is not saying.

Paul Smith Jr. said...

Miriam, the difference is that the Jesuits were thrown out of most European countries for being too zealous in their defense of the Pope and the Catholic Church. That, though, was centuries ago. Nowadays, they seem to devote their lives to undermining the traditional faith and teachings of the Church. They've long since stopped being a force for good in Catholicism.

Many Catholics (like me) love telling Jesuit jokes, most of which you'd have to be Catholic to get or I'd put some up here.

Duffy said...

"They've long since stopped being a force for good in Catholicism."

Whoa whoa whoa. Stop right there. I think you've gone WAY too far. Smug sure? They are, after all, Jesuits ;-)

They may be uh...a bit liberal but to say they're not a force for good is beyond the pale. I say this as the recipient of a Jesuit education.

Duffy said...

Oh, one more thing, I'm following you via Bloglines as I'm sure others are.

miriam said...

Duffy: I don't presume to criticize the Jesuits. I leave it to you Catholics.

Paul Smith Jr. said...

Yeah, that's a bit extreme on my part. I did overstate the case, but they're very frustrating.

Miriam, I follow via Google Reader.

dick stanley said...

Guess you missed the famous song: "Jesus loves me, but he can't stand you."