It was bad enough that when I heard that shortly before his death, Stephen Hawking said, “I’ve done the math and peered far and wide into the universe but I couldn’t find any heaven” but when the Pope said that there’s also no hell, I knew it was time for me to go back to Church and find out what the hell was going on.
Thankfully my daughter Cami (shown above) who was home for Easter, agreed to come along. Even though we’d arrived at the church early, we still had to wait in line before being seated. When we were finally led into a dimly lit auditorium where about a thousand other folks were already seated, they handed us some small flags. When I asked I asked what they were for, I was told, “Don’t worry you’ll know when to wave them.”
As Cami and I sat there chatting about how beautiful everything was, suddenly a rock band burst onto the stage. The group consisted of a couple of guitars, drums, keyboards, two bass players along and a six singer chorus which featured a couple of whiskey throated front men. Whew, they were rockin’ man! The lyrics to all the tunes were up on giant screens and I couldn’t help but notice that they were not the words to “Bringing In The Sheaves.” Colored spotlights flashed all over us as everybody sang along and I wondered what the hell had happened to the Church I used to know?
Then if the above wasn’t enough, suddenly there was a loud explosion and hundreds of shiny colored streamers showered down us, and of course, that was the moment when the folks waved their little flags.
At one point, the preacher who appeared to have a sense of humor throughout the service shouted, “Don’t tell me about all the bad things you’ve done in your life, tell it to Jesus, I don’t wanna hear about it.” As I sat there with listening to him talk about Jesus for most of the service, I was reminded of once hearing that hidden deep in the bowels of the Vatican were some ancient scrolls which were supposedly written by Jesus. On those sacred scrolls, it is said that he wrote, “It’s not about me it’s about my Father.”
Speaking of Jesus, what did you think of the updated version of “Jesus Christ Superstar?”
And speaking of Jesus, ponder this grasshopper, what if he’d been married?
Most successful on-air folks are not only talented, but they’re also very coachable.
How much money do you suppose rich people would give to charity if they couldn’t deduct it?
All white cops are not corrupt, and all black men are not good.
I think the extreme right and the far left cancel each other out which puts all the power in the hands of the people in between. Are you listening, candidates?
I read somewhere that somebody is proposing that college athletes who leave early for the draft should be able to return to college with their scholarship intact if they don’t make it. Isn’t that like getting your money back if you don’t win the lottery?
Speaking of sports, now that college hoops are over, what the hell do we do until the NBA and NHL playoffs?
Most people who claim they know, don’t.
Maybe if the government stopped handing out welfare like candy, they could afford to pay the teachers a little more.
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