I must say that my post on the Office of the Keys was very successful commentwise. As per my usual fashion, when you all get excited like sharks and start circling the meat, I get out of the water and let everyone else duke it out. I'm not one to defend ideas as much as just let them fly and see what happens to them.
Everyone else is linking to Ruminating Lutheran's posts on worship, and I see no reason why I should be any different.
Allah is busy offending people. No surprise there.
Court Rejects Kieschnick's Claim of Immunity Under Missouri Law
A Short Introduction to L. Martin Nussbaum's "Scandal and the Constitution"
This ought to provoke some interesting thought: The Passover Seder and the Lutheran Congregation
In case you are wondering if I will ever reorganize my archives, I will be going to monthly archives soon because my blog is just getting too big. It's almost been a year since I started this little website of mine, and it has gone from a place to moan about my own sad state of affairs to someplace where my love of God, my love of doctrine, my sense of humor (as warped as it is), and my xenophobia all come together and completely obliterate each other.
BROTHER MAYNARD: Armaments, Chapter Two, verses Nine to Twenty-one.
SECOND BROTHER: And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, 'O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade that with it thou mayest blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.' And the Lord did grin, and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals and fruit bats and large chu--
MAYNARD: Skip a bit, Brother.
SECOND BROTHER: And the Lord spake, saying, 'First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.'
Update: My new comments lines are inspired by Monty Python's Hungarian Phrasebook Sketch. I saved everybody the trouble of having to look at a line that says, "If I said you had a beautiful body would you hold it against me. I am no longer infected."