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Thursday, May 15. 2008
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"I would be some sort of feral creature rolling about in the teeming muck."
That is not always such a bad thing, you know. Someday I'll let you download some of MY videos.
"And then we’d have nothing but Sarah Jessica Parker movies in our lives."
That probably WOULD be a bad thing. Especially in terms of the other videos touched on above.
Pray I need and can't do with out .Sarah Jessica Parker I can do with out, what can I say the bimbo does nothing for me. Now if I was stranded on a island with her and the rest of humanity was dead, then I gots to do what I gots to do. I'd rather be stuck on an island with Meta, those Meta gone wild vidios I ordered from Habu finally came in. WOW!!
I do not even know who this Parker person is. However, I see no contradiction between prayer and a fascination with sex.
CS Lewis would certainly endorse praying for more of it, if that is your heart's desire. I believe he prayed for love, and finally found it.
Meta Goes Wild for Jappy!
Jappy. I long to party wild with you, honey. Meta.
Who prayed for the picture of Meta? (Besides Habu, I mean.)
Most of us with a little yearning for the wild side, Mister Snitch... ymmv.
rude, tasteless, shame on me. what was i thinking? oh yes, now i remember. jeez can't i shut up?
Buddy! You are surely easy to please. If you notice my pert little niblettes might poke your eye out, but they aren't of those luscious orbs of silicon that Habu loves so. Head-burying plastic mammaries those beauties have....... yum.
habu, being a lush floridian, or should i say, being from lush florida, is clearly after quantitty, while i, being from arid texas, prefer that leaner less maintenance qualitty.
"I’m not so holy, but yes I do pray everyday; if I did not, I would barely manage to be human"
Gimme a break...I've prayed and I haven't prayed off and on in my life. Currently, I pray, but really, "barely manage to be human"? Sounds like someone with some problems far more serious than most people have or a damn liar. But that's just my ignorant opinion, YMMV...
Re praying every day: Say you're a tennis pro. Do you practice, in a serious way, every day? Maybe not. Does it matter? Maybe not, if you're spending your days teaching Jr. High kids or wealthy dilettantes, or signing copies of your memoirs. But if you're going to play Venus Williams, it probably does matter.
Prayer is like that too. If you have a comfortable life - enough money, enough to eat, good health, etc., then you might not notice the difference. If you're going after Chicago corruption, trying to help drug addicts, raising a family on not enough money, dying from cancer, or if life in this toxic world is just too overwhelming for any reason, then you might want to pray every day.
As for the Anchoress, she says it's necessary in her life. Who am I to say she's lying?
"Sounds like someone with some problems far more serious than most people have or a damn liar."
OK. Could be she DOES have some problems far more serious than most people have. Could also be she's just more keenly aware of her problems that most people are. Or it could be she's a damn liar. Or all three!
Those are all good reasons for prayer.
I'm certainly not a SJP fan. Never cared for Fried Green Tomatoes, the ridiculous Sex In The City, I suspect I would totally disagree with her politics judging by what little I know about her and guessing based on the good press she gets, but I did once see her outside Letterman's late show many years ago sign autographs for nearly an hour for everyone who asked. Don't get the autograph thing myself, think it's absurd. But why not give her the same benefit of the doubt and defend the kind of person she might be? Seems kind of an odd person to pick on for a praying kind if you ask me. I've known people who faced death and have no faith but were still good people from what I could tell. But again, my ignorant opinion, ymmv.
Nothing ignorant about your opinion KRW. We are all entitled to one as long as everyone else has theirs. Which is what it is mostly about around here.
"But why not give her the same benefit of the doubt and defend the kind of person she might be? Seems kind of an odd person to pick on for a praying kind if you ask me."
It's a valid point. I wouldn't hold SJP out as the AntiChrist or anything. Maybe the Anchoress is praying for more personal tolerance of Sex in the City. I dunno. Generally it's a poor Christian (or 'spiritual' if you prefer, since a Rabbi would tell you this as well) practice to hold somebody up as an example of bad character. But I didn't feel like picking on the Anchoress regarding that because doing so seemed to me to be JUST that.
So my approach is, I get less concerned about seeing someone do it than in finding myself joining in and doing it. Not lecturing YOU or anything, just saying why I let that stuff slide, especially with people I really don't know.
I basically have a real struggle anyway with what I might be expected to change/should try to change/should lay off in this world.
You know Snitch, I do agree...Most of the time I think this stuff but let it pass, but on the other hand, over time, I accumulate a backlog of "gimme a breaks" and lately the bucket has gotten full and needs to be emptied. Thanks for your and Luther's civil reply.
Yeah he found it too late. Useless in one's old age.
And, yes, I am a cynic and I pray also. And I am answered--just not love.
"Yes, they’re destructive, yes, they’re alarmingly powerful and they change everything in their path. But they are mere moments in eternity, and after they rattle and scorch, things get quiet, and then life begins again - new growth, new structure, new maps. "
Goodness gracious. The Anchoress is so benignant over these 'mere moments' and how they rattle and scorch. Great week for that 'muck' of sentiment as we watch signs that the earthquake in China may kill up to 100,000 and the cyclone in Burma may end up killing a quarter of a million people. Ah well, we can hope each actual death was/is a 'mere moment', but so many will starve and die of disease, their 'mere moment' will end up a lifetime. Shit. I hope they prayed.
"Yes, they’re destructive, yes, they’re alarmingly powerful and they change everything in their path. But they are mere moments in eternity, and after they rattle and scorch, things get quiet, and then life begins again - new growth, new structure, new maps."
She said that? Never did care for preachers saying things like 'he's in a better place now' while everyone's grieving after a death. Nothing fleeting about all those deaths for the earthbound.
What's the shortest passage in the Bible? 'Jesus wept.' What, Jesus didn't say, 'This is fleeting, get over it'?
A lot of bloggers that I read seem to really like the Anchoress. She is just not might cup of tea. She comes across to me as arrogant. I guess it is just me that thinks that way.
i don't catch any arrogance -- but plenty of seriousness.