Sign says God’s gone fishin’

Sign says God’s gone fishin’ April 29, 2012


We do not have to live as if we are alone.”

Those people are wrong, and they must be shouted down.”

“It is about us saying ‘no’ to hate, even when it is done in the name of God — no, especially when it is done in the name of God.”

“Here before my eyes was the unabridged, and little Baptist boy me was horrified.”

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“If the Catholic church’s insurance does not cover Sandra Fluke’s birth control, it shouldn’t cover Cardinal Dolan’s Viagra.”

“I wondered what I would say to [Msgr.] Lynn if given the opportunity. I settled on, ‘When did you stop believing in God?‘”

“Chuck Phelps, [her] pastor at the time who helped cover up her rape and could, reasonably, be an accomplice to a criminal act, was a board member in good standing at Bob Jones University.”

This is only meant to make an annual declaration—which is not earth-shattering or surprising or particularly insightful, but is, nevertheless, necessary, in the sense of simply reading something into the public record.”

“I think they like it when their parents tell them something and then rub it in later.”

“‘It’s nothing but a political banner to cover up greed,’ Romney said.”

“If Paul Ryan knew what poverty was, he wouldn’t be giving this speech.”

“People who taught our children; policed our streets; picked up our garbage; put out our fires; built and maintained our parks, libraries, and roads for a living wage became the scapegoat for the impoverishment the private sector imposed on workers.”

“For the past several months, the laissez-fairyland blogosphere, assorted corporate front groups, a howling pack of congressional right-wingers, and a bunch of lazy mass media sources have been pounding out a steadily rising drumbeat to warn that our postal service faces impending doom.”

“The Lord’s Supper isn’t a ritual. It’s a sociological intervention.”

We do not have to live as if we are alone.”

(“Give God the Blues” found via Brian McLaren. It’s from the Mercyland: Hymns for the Rest of Us compilation, which also includes the Carolina Chocolate Drops doing “Do Lord.”)

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