(Click on the above cartoon to see a large version. The words are a wee bit tiny)
I’ve been a victim of all of these greetings and farewells at churches. First published in The Baptist Times, 25/03/11
I can imagine standing on a rooftop in Benghazi gazing out over the no-fly zone as baguettes, tea and movie stars rain down on Colonel Gaddafi’s head. When it’s quietened down a bit I would love to go for a visit – I heart North Africa and the Middle East. As for the question of whether Western involvement is the right thing to do…well, this is primarily a cartoon website but here’s what Cake or Death would say – should the West stand up for those who are about to be slaughtered? Of course. We all should. I just wish they weren’t such hypocrites about where, when and how they decide to actually follow through on such principles. Especially when they spend the rest of time selling arms to the people they need to stop. Right, back to the jokes…
As someone who has been known to be a little tardy (by which I mean I am often late rather than, say, have learning disabilities) this could easily apply to me. I just hope that’s not the effect I have on my friends. If you’re too lazy, or too much of a sluggard, to look up the verse from Proverbs, here it is: “As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is a sluggard to those who send him”.
Always check your exorcist’s credentials before the exorcism. It was all inspired by watching The Rite recently (you can see my review here). It’s no The Exorcist but still worth a watch. First published in The Baptist Times, 04/03/11