Ah, but which came first, Jonathan - the turtles or the elephants?
;)Comment Posted By Baillie On 4.01.2007 @ 00:07
Firstly, not all Evangelicals believe that the earth is 6000 years old. There are plenty of us who can fit science and Scripture neatly into a rational theory of Divine creation. The trick comes in understanding that God is as much an artist and poet as an engineer.
Secondly, as regards the superstitious "Fred" being sucked up into the sky, I would argue that it is more rational to believe in some divine being - ANY divine being - than not to do so. Click on my link for the short version.Comment Posted By Baillie On 2.01.2007 @ 17:24
We love cats dearly here at Entropy House and we have grieved greatly over the ones we have lost(one just recently), so we understand your sadness as only other cat-worshippers can. (I'd be happy to offer suggestions on tending sick cats if you want it, by the way. For instance, they love tabletop fountains.)
Maybe if you click on my link, it will lighten your heart. Ignore the political aspect; just enjoy cats as full of themselves as only cats can be.Comment Posted By Baillie On 17.12.2006 @ 14:56
"â€™Iâ€™m sorry, Mr. Merry,â€™ said Hob, â€˜but it isnâ€™t allowed.â€™
â€˜What isnâ€™t allowed?â€™
â€˜Taking in folk off-hand like, and eating extra food, and all that,â€™ said Hob.
â€˜Whatâ€™s the matter with the place?â€™ said Merry. â€˜Has it been a bad year, or what? I thought it had been a fine summer and harvest.â€™
â€˜Well, no, the yearâ€™s been good enough,â€™ said Hob. â€˜We grows a lot of food but we donâ€™t rightly know what becomes of it. Itâ€™s all these â€œgatherersâ€ and â€œsharersâ€, I reckon, going around and counting and measuring and taking off to storage. They do more gathering than sharing, and we never see most of the stuff again.â€™
There was no beer and very little food, but with what the travelers brought and shared out they all made a fair meal; and Pippin broke Rule 4 by putting most of the next dayâ€™s allowance of wood on the fire.
â€˜Well, now, what about a smoke, while you tell us what has been happening in the Shire?â€™ he said.
â€˜There isnâ€™t no pipeweed now,â€™ said Hob; â€˜at least, only for the Chiefâ€™s men. All the stocks seem to have gone. We do hear that wagon-loads of it went away down the old road out of the Southfarthing, over Sarn Ford way. That would be the end oâ€™ last year, after you left. But it had been going away quietly before that, in a small wayâ€¦â€™
â€˜Whatâ€™s all this?â€™ said Frodo, feeling inclined to laugh.
â€˜This is what it is, Mr. Baggins,â€™ said the leader of the Shirrifs, a two-feather hobbit: â€˜Youâ€™re arrested for Gate-breaking, and Tearing up of Rules, and Assaulting Gate-keepers, and Trespassing, and Sleeping in Shire-buildings without Leave, and Bribing Guards with Food.â€™
â€™You little folk are getting too uppish. Donâ€™t you trust too much in the Bossâ€™s kind heart. Sharkeyâ€™s come now, and heâ€™ll do what Sharkey says.â€™
â€˜And what may that be?â€™ said Frodo quietly.
â€˜This country wants waking up and setting to rights,â€™ said the ruffian, â€˜and Sharkeyâ€™s going to do it; and make it hard, if you drive him to it. You need a bigger Boss. And youâ€™ll get one before the year is out, if thereâ€™s any more trouble. Then youâ€™ll learn a thing or two, you little rat-folk.â€™"Comment Posted By Baillie On 17.11.2006 @ 14:48
You don't need to click on my link to read it, Michael, but it's for you and your team and all like you.
By the way, you don't need all that equipment where you are now, so you'll have room, and there's a great whacking orange and white cat who's just got there. I expect he's a bit nervous and homesick, so if you'd let him sit on your lap a while, I'd be highly honored and so would he.Comment Posted By Baillie On 14.10.2006 @ 14:26
Done!Comment Posted By Baillie On 27.04.2006 @ 14:06
Karl Rove a thug? Nonsense! Cuddly-looking is more like it.Comment Posted By Baillie On 16.07.2005 @ 14:26
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