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05 October 2007 @ 11:38 am
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I finally have a favorite bible verse. Haven't memorized it yet, though...

Philippians 3:13-14 NIV

"Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

It just speaks to me.

And one quote for the rest of y'all...

"I believe with all my heart that civilization has produced nothing finer than a man or woman who thinks and practices true tolerance.
- -- Frank Knox"


On the subject of religiousness, did anyone else have a weird religious dream last night?
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Amusingly enough, "The Hell of It" by Paul Williams
thudpuckerthudpucker on October 5th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)

"...did anyone else have a weird religious dream last night?"

Was it a dream where you see yourself standing in sort of sun-god robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?

Fritters: TT Raven feh by ellonwyefritters on October 5th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
*just stares*

*taps her foot*
thudpucker: squeek - by frittersthudpucker on October 5th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)

Why am I the only one who has that dream?

Matthew B. Tepper: Jar Jar and Kathie Leeasimovberlioz on October 5th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
Hey, you may not be. Do gherkins count as "little pickles"?
thudpucker: squeek - by frittersthudpucker on October 5th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)

Personally, I consider gherkins to be the epitome of 'little pickles' - the ne plus ultra, as it were, of pickledom - so the answer's gotta be yes.

Well, the complete answer is "yes, and I obviously need more hobbies".

Matthew B. Tepper: Don Martin's Mona Lisaasimovberlioz on October 5th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
Hold on a minute -- in my version of the dream, it's the thousand women who are wearing the robes, and I'm the one who's naked. Important difference there.

But the women are still cheering, which is how I know it's a dream.
Robyn Goodfellow: fishgaterobyngoodfellow on October 6th, 2007 03:39 am (UTC)
You're not. Although mine has a few differences...
Matthew B. Tepper: Alec Guiness Ladykillersasimovberlioz on October 5th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
Every time I have a dream that I am having sexual relations with a woman who loves me, I consider that to be a religious dream.
thudpucker: squeek - by frittersthudpucker on October 5th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)

Using the words 'sex' and 'relation' in the same sentence always reminded me of those who marry their cousins. You know, either yokels or royalty.

Matthew B. Tepper: Bitter lemonade sarcasmasimovberlioz on October 5th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
Well, I could change my preferred non-vulgar term for the activity to "sexual congress," but you'd probably find a way to sass me about that one, too.
thudpucker: squeek - by frittersthudpucker on October 5th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)

As Alan Sherman put it, "I don't even want to get into that one. It sounds un-American."

postrophe on October 6th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
"...but relations in public, that I'll Never understand!"
Matthew B. Tepper: Dodo extinct dumb flightless birdasimovberlioz on October 5th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
I've given you enough grief in this thread that I think I owe it to you to make a more serious comment. That one about tolerance, for example. Tolerance is such an important thing to teach that there really ought to be an institution devoted to it ... a museum, perhaps.

And a guy who does the tech support for such a museum would have to be a really hoopy frood, don't you think?

Well, maybe I'll think of that promised serious comment eventually.
Fritters: Ed Thinking by Frittersfritters on October 5th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
I haven't actually been to the museum, mainly because it's over the hill, but partially because it seems to me that so many people use the term tolerance to mean "tolerance to everyone who's a minority. The majority we can slam all we want." I'm assuming it's not like that, though?
krystalemerges on October 5th, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
I know I have given my opinion on this before, but, just cause it is a opportunity to say it again...

EVERYONE should go see that museum...it doesn't have anything to do with minority or majority, but about looking at individuals and being very aware of our own internal prejudices. Which you can't always change, but being aware of them gives you more control to "behave better in public"

and saying that reminds me that I have not been to the museum in many years, and should go again, I will have more opinions at that time, of that you can be sure...

I also have a very dear friend who survived Theirenstatt, in Chechoslovakia (please forgive the spelling) there happens to be a piece in this months Automobile club magazine about it. I believe that those who fail to remember the past are condemned to repeat it, and that is not something that should be repeated (and for the minorities who are not always represented, but were victims all the same, the Romany and other Gypsies, the Jehovah Witnesses, whom we may not agree with but do not deserved extermination, mentally retarded and others, as well as the Jewish population...)
Matthew B. Tepper: Ducks mallards pair quack greenheadsasimovberlioz on October 5th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
and saying that reminds me that I have not been to the museum in many years, and should go again, I will have more opinions at that time, of that you can be sure...
You might want to wait a few months, at which time the expansion and remodeling should be complete. Would you like me to just let you know when it's done?
krystalemerges on October 5th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
yes, please...perhaps we can schedule a group trip then, since we have a friend in the 'know'...
Matthew B. Tepper: obnoxious and dislikedasimovberlioz on October 5th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
No, just come whenever you are able, because for one thing I cannot comp you in, and for another I might be so gosh darned busy with work that I wouldn't even have time to say hello.
krystalemerges on October 6th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
didn't expect 'comps', and figure that it will have to be on a Sunday, since the museum is closed on Saturdays, and I work that day anyway...perhaps you would be able to go with us, or do you have to work on Sundays? I know you probably would rather not be at the job on your day off, in which case it could still be a group, minus you...but letting us know when the renovations are complete would probably ensure a better visit...thank you...

and if we did come on a weekday, perhaps we would just have to figure out a problem with the computer station and you would HAVE to come say hello...
Frittersfritters on October 6th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
Since I'm skipping the Spring semester, I should be able to go in a few months...
Matthew B. Tepper: Dodo extinct dumb flightless birdasimovberlioz on October 5th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
You are correct.

And after some thought, I can assure you that the Museum of Tolerance is not "over the hill," even if I am.
Frittersfritters on October 6th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
The Skrewball Center may not be over the hill, but the last I checked the Museum of Tolerance was quite firmly on the wrong side of the Santa Monica Mtns.
postrophe on October 6th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
Mine is still the Divine Pun in Jeremiah.
Fritters: Muttley Laugh - I have no idea who madefritters on October 6th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
That one's right up there! I quite like the First Pun! But this one is more personal...