while reading this article in Sunday’s Cincinnati Enquirer, the answer to the question posed, from my perspective, is a resounding YES.
opinions and discussion are welcome. and more observations are on their way.
So seriously, now – when was the last time you got together with a bunch of your friends and just simply played messy games with food?
here’s your chance. this saturday, september 17 from 2-4pm at iMPACT Church (6420 Bridgetown Rd) we’re having the 2nd annual Sloppy Olympics – tons of food, lots of messy games, you and your friends and prizes to boot.
Want to see what it’s about? Check out pictures from last year by clicking here.
Bring a change of clothes and make sure the clothes you wear there can be thrown away (yep, it’s that bad).
See ya there!
Hearing about Sandra Queen Noble and her run for Mayor of Cincinnati plus reading her responses to Cincinnati Enquirer questions made me sonder who this woman is. Is her running for mayor a joke? Is she even real?
Here’s an interview with CityBeat:
Sandra Noble likes to be called “Queen” because the rivers of antiquity run through her blood.
We sit in a light rain in white plastic chairs on the sidewalk outside her Walnut Hills apartment. She wears a gold cowboy hat — again, the gold to indicate royalty — and an Army-fatigue-and-denim outfit she fashioned herself. Noble makes all her own clothes.
“The people in nonviolent military service should be draped in gold, at least a spot here and there,” she says.
As mayor, she’d create this “nonviolent military service” as well as “security childcare services” that put young people in police uniforms and send them out to protect and serve latchkey children and senior citizens.
Noble’s “hardcore public speaking” program would turn young people’s profane Rap into public speaking.
She’d privatize the Department of Children and Family Services — which is a county agency — because more than once it took her two kids from her. For that, she’s sued the federal government for $720 trillion and appealed every loss. Her latest filing in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is dated May 24.
Noble says pharmaceutical companies are as corrupt as the government, which is why she won’t medicate her bipolar illness. She lives on $579 a month in federal disability benefits. Her landlord knocks $40 off rent for cleaning the sidewalk where we sit.
Without evident malice, she runs down her list of inventive racial theories: the Irish and the Russians descend from the Vikings, while the Egypt-born Germans, because of penis and testosterone envy, have conspired to grab all power and subjugate the West Africans who are the true mother race of humanity.
She says those who flock to the latest sighting of Jesus Christ in a “piece of toast or rock of crack cocaine” are mentally ill people who just want to believe in a good spirit.
Then, with a child’s glee, she flashes a photo of herself in which she sees her own good spirit, which this day had been made clear, if not much else.
So, apparently it’s not a joke. Will you vote for the Queen?
it’s no wonder Christians come across looking like superstitious idiots sometimes.
this article in the washington post last weekend talks about faith as an issue in the confirmation hearings on john roberts (who is up for nomnation to the supreme court).
in the first paragraph, you read this:
Faith has factored into previous Supreme Court confirmations, but the John Roberts hearings may be the first to take place on consecrated grounds.
Evangelical minister Rob Schenck secretly blessed every piece of furniture in the three Senate hearing rooms where the Judiciary Committee will consider the Roberts nomination.
and then in the final paragraph:
Schenck, who is planning a round-the-clock prayer vigil during the hearings, says he does not have high hopes. “We just think that the majority of lawmakers are incapable of dealing with the faith issue in an informed and intelligent way,”
to which i have to say: IT’S NO WONDER!! how can we expect lawmakers (or anyone, for that matter) to take us seriously as followers of Jesus when we’re sneaking around “secretly blessing” the furniture like it’s some magic hex! that schenk doesn’t think they can deal with faith intellectually seems to go without saying. schenk himself doesn’t treat his faith intellectually – why should anyone else?
seems to me that if he had simply announced that he was praying for those lawmakers making the decision on roberts’ nomination, he’d be in a more believable spot. as it is, secretly blessing inanimate objects doesn’t seem helpful – why not make dolls of democratic lawmakers on the committee and stick pins in them?