Posts tagged with "religion" - Faerye Net 2006-08-12T14:06:39+00:00 Felicity Shoulders New word! 2006-08-12T14:06:39+00:00 2008-06-08T13:34:15+00:00 <p>Most specific word <span class="caps">EVER</span>, which rawther limits its usefulness in my vocabulary, but new nonetheless!</p> <p><a href=";va=kenosis"><b>kenosis</b></a>: &#8220;the relinquishment of divine attributes by Jesus Christ in becoming human.&#8221;</p> 133+ $4\\/|0r 2004-07-30T15:58:52+00:00 2010-08-03T11:36:26+00:00 <p>So today someone on an internet forum mentioned how a protestor at a Gay Pride festival had given him some Jack Chick pamphlets, but had refused to give him any more when he saw that he was enjoying them ironically and laughing his head off.</p> <p>No one has ever given me any Jack Chick pamphlets, but I want to be ready should it occur: my plan is to throw it back at them, saying, &#8220;How can you hand out this hate-filled vitriol in the name of a God of Love?&#8221; Both self-righteous <span class="caps">AND</span> pithy. Wouldn&#8217;t be able to guarantee that if I hadn&#8217;t pre-planned, you see. Most likely just go, &#8220;Buh&#8230;buh&#8230;people actually hand out these things? Do you have a Dungeons &amp; Dragons one? Cuz one of my roleplaying friends thinks I look like the evil Dungeon Master lady.&#8221; Funnier, perhaps, but less meaningful.</p> <p>This train of thought, following long-laid track, led me to the consideration of how Jesus, if He really was the Chap we think He was, would feel about all of the stuff, some harmless, some really quite awful, that is being sold in His name. We all know what He did to those people in the temple yard, yes? So, what would that really involve these days? There are billions of people on earth, a global economy&#8230;how could He make that kind of statement these days?</p><p>And that&#8217;s when it struck me. He would have to be a computer cracker. Oh, you may laugh now! But you go ahead and bookmark a Christian T-Shirt website or something, and check it daily&#8230;and when the site is replaced with a victory message in Aramaic, you&#8217;ll know the Second Coming has occurred!</p>