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love can run away like double-ought from a shotgun

Posted on 2007.02.01 at 00:23

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newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2007-01-08 16:48 (UTC) ()
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHASTEPHEN♥♥♥♥♥!!!!!
Uh, except... ow...! Good satire stings, y'know?

Love those Ireland vids -- the Cranberries one is especially powerful to me. Fortunately, it's been a few years since the country's looked quite like that, complete with paramilitaries and all. But it's still not a nation at peace. One of my students this semester is from Portadown in Armagh. For our Exodus course, the students had to write papers and sermons on one of the 10 Commandments. Tracey wrote an exegesis of the third commandment (the one about "taking the Lord's name in vain," or as she more accurately translated it, "lifting up the Lord's name in hypocrisy"). Her sermon was to be delivered to her (Protestant) church in Portadown, and it was all about how both sides in the Irish conflict have misappropriated God's name, all throughout the Troubles. It was a really moving, stirring call for peace. She actually gave the sermon in class, and I must confess to some leaky eyes. I think you would really have been impressed.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-08 18:16 (UTC) ()
I love "Zombie",just as a song, for the whole theme of "Get your heads out of the past and look around at the blood".

Her sermon was to be delivered to her (Protestant) church in Portadown, and it was all about how both sides in the Irish conflict have misappropriated God's name, all throughout the Troubles.

I wonder if she'd publish it anywhere. I'd love to see it.

newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2007-01-08 20:57 (UTC) ()
No, I'm 99.99% certain she won't publish it. I may ask her if I could keep a copy, though I don't have a good academic reason to do so, I just found it meaningful. If I ultimately decide that's ethical, I'll figure out a way to send it to you.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-09 00:02 (UTC) ()
Yay! "My friend is a Unitarian" probably won't hold water with her as a reason, alas. *g*
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