Oh by the way, folks,
Today we make fun of Michael Canty, a preacher who refused to perform a wedding because the bride's dress failed to conform to his high and mighty standard of insufferable prudery. At the last minute! After big bucks were spent getting the whole act together!
And his religion tries to claim that atheists have no moral compass.
I wonder if Jesus was really an atheist. Hey, didn't he turn water into wine so the debaucherous low-lifes at the wedding feast could have more fun?
Now I realize all of Jesus's miracles were undoubtedly mythical. And for that matter, Jesus's historical existence is most likely mythical. But mythology has a purpose. It's supposed to be an enactment of what we, as a society, regard as valuable.
And I think fun and happiness are more valuable than somebody's warped sense of ritual purity. I agree with Jesus. I'd rather, if I could, turn water into wine instead of hafta announce, "Sorry folks, the bar is closed," before anybody has had more than just a taste.
And I'd rather see a bride wear her own choice of wedding dress rather than conform to somebody else's hidebound preference.
Well anyhow, yesterday was a sorta good day except that it got sorta hot. Today looks like it might get a bit hotter. I'm trying to pretend that 70 isn't very old and that I can still tolerate lotsa heat, but reality keeps getting in the way.
Signs of life