Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Random Thoughts....

  • Why do Protestants accept the authority of the Roman Catholic Church to compile the New Testament Canon, but not the Old Testament. Or have all Protestants read things like the Didache, Shepherd of Hermas, etc. and just know they are not inspired.
  • Why do so many people insist on a purely literal reading of the Bible, yet balk at Jesus' most plain discussion, one not couched in a single parable. John 6: 51-52, 54-55. 
  • If I say my favorite Beatles song is Hey Jude does that make me lame and unoriginal.
  • If I say my favorite Elvis songs all came from the Memphis sessions does that mean the same.
  • Sometimes when I read a really good Tom Clancy or Stephen King book I get a warm fuzzy feeling, is that the same as the LDS idea of Burning in the Bosom from reading the Book of Mormon.
  • When I look at Tommy I sometimes see a slow morphing of all of the stages and faces he has had and it makes me somehow prouder than usual. Just because he has been through so much.
  • Is it ok to idolize my four year old. 
  • If Tommy is the overcomer in the family, what will that mean for Matty and any other future children. 
  • Why would anyone want caffeine free Mountain Dew...just drink water if you want to do that to the Dew. 
  • I don't get Lady Gaga...she is average in every way....yet somehow she is a superstar right now...what are we thinking America. 
  • Oh wait Scotty, who shouldn't have been final four material somehow won Idol last season...Was it Mencken or Barnum who said no one ever went broke underestimating the American public
  • How amazing is it that the current Pope tried to retire twice as he had reached the appropriate age but his predecessor kept him on. And now we have one of the preeminent theologians of his day leading the Church. Can you see the Holy Spirit at work in that
  • If you haven't read Jesus of Nazareth (part 2 especially) or Spirit of the Liturgy by Benedict XVI get on it...Two amazing books by a brilliant mind. 
  • I'm reading the Screwtape Letters now, a wonderful little romp through the imagined correspondence of a demon to his nephew concerning the youngsters newest task. Turning a man away from God, referred to throughout as the Enemy.
  • Do you realize CS Lewis, Aldous Huxley, and JFK all died on the same day. That must have been a heck of a conversation in Heaven's waiting room huh.
  • Did any or all of those three get through the door? 
  • How come fruit snacks taste better than fruit.


Donna said...

There's a book by Peter Kreeft called "Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis & Aldous Huxley "

Michael said...

I've heard of it but haven't had a chance to read it any good??

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

Michael, this is awesome, ha ha! Great stuff! And how proud you must be to be an honorary Mommy blogger! :)

Michael said...

Indeed I am proud to be an honorary mommy blogger. There are too few of us daddies as mommy bloggers. Haha.