Posted by Bob on April 13, 2006
In Reply to: Mainstream, yet suitably humble. posted by Lewis on April 13, 2006
: : : : : Where did the saying "Tell the kids that I love them....God" come from?
: : : : There's a whole series of outdoor billboards containing quotes from "God", called the "God Speaks" series. Others in the series are "Don't make me come down there" and "Let's meet Sunday before the game". According to Wikipedia, the billboards were created anonymously and were first seen in Florida in 1999. They're all over the place now. Here's a link to a page from a church that lists about twenty of them. Scroll down when you get there: http://www.akronfpc.org/thought.htm
: : : The author of these pieces, and the followers who continue to place them, curiously omit a crucial fact: which god spoke to them so they could relay the message? Thor? Vishnu? Allah? Yahweh? Venus? Jove?
: : References to Sunday and "Thou shalt not..." in the billboards can be used as clues. But the one that disparages the Big Bang Theory would appear to narrow the God to one belonging to an evangelical Protestant denomination. The Roman Catholic church has accepted the Big Bang as non-heretical since 1950 and I'm pretty sure most mainstream Protestants accept it, too.
: Psalm 8 had a pretty deepp take on the Big Bang
: ...and have a look at the beautiful photos of heavenly bodies
: When I consider your heavens,
: the work of your fingers,
: the moon and the stars,
: which you have set in place,
: what is man that you are mindful of him,
: the son of man that you care for him?
: [it is spiritual poetry, so please no remarks about literal fingers - leave that to the fundamantalists]
: I reckon it calls for a bit of faith of some dort to answer that big a question.
: Bless you at Easter.
: [named after Oestra and an example of the Christian calendar tying in with pagan fertility beliefs, yet again - but to quote Lauren - "Am I bovvered?"]
From the Simpsons, "Missionary Impossible"
Homer tries to spread God's word by reading from the book of "Puh-salms," and tries to answer the islanders' to questions about religion.
Lisa, Jr.: Amy said that there are lots of religions. Which is
the right one?
Homer: Well, not the Unitarians. If that's the one true
faith, I'll eat my hat.
Ak: If the Lord is all-powerful, why does He care
whether we worship Him or not? Ak just saying.
Homer: Well, Ak, it's because God is powerful, but also
insecure, like Barbara Streisand before James
Happy Oestra to you, too.