"Reverend" Cosby preaches the words.
Dropouts: "The graduation (ratio) for black women to men is 70-30. I feel sorry and sad for all these highly educated females who are so intelligent and have no educated men to marry." [SNIP]Gerard Vanderleun knows why discovery of the "Gospel of Judas" is all the rage.
Parenting: "When are you going to challenge them about CDs full of vulgarity and profanity? ... When are you going to challenge them with, 'I want to know who your friends are before you leave this apartment'?"
Cosby asked foster parents, grandmothers, aunts and uncles who raise someone else's children to applaud, then pointed to the crowd: "There's your reality." [SNIP]
"I speak for the dead," he said. "And the dead say to me now, 'No more, no more, no more.' Say it to your young children."
What is needed, in this secular age of self-intoxication, is a Saint who will remit our sins of betrayal; who will by his very existence sanctify treason. And who better fits this role than the man who betrayed the greatest love for the smallest change, Judas?My progenitor--forgetting that Judas committed suicide as a result of his betrayal and is, therefore, past forgiveness--doesn't quite get the issue at hand (registration required),
It seems that, if Judas had not betrayed Jesus, Jesus would not have fallen into the hands of Caiaphas and Pilate. Yet if it was God who had sent his son to sacrifice his life for us, then the killers were merely acting as God's agents and should be hailed, not bundled into pogroms.and muddies the whole story with a bizarre, alternate and rather Da Vinci Code-like treatise of the "real" story of Jesus of Nazareth.
Glenn Reynolds posts very sweet photos of the Easter Bunny--is there anyone that guy doesn't know?--and the Insta-Nephew.
Blogger pairing and prayer-answered update: Deb and Jay post a photo of their second blessing from God.
Good and Bad: my token (and favorite) Heathen visits his 95-year-old grandma today and takes money from children.
And Doug TenNapel talks about the transformation of Life from Death.
I've been obsessed with amphibians and raised them my whole life because they transform. Insects transform too but when they do it it's really gross to behold. Transformation is at the heart of my religion, Christianity. I believe the Creator of the universe left messages in nature that reflect his big picture plan for all of existence. There are acts of cruelty, acts of creation, and in the case of a tadpole becoming an adult toad there is transformation and completion into something wholely better than before.