October 05, 2006



BigDog said...

There is a problem here? There are always oddballs in society, often they gather in groups based around some common notion, like religion. Quakers left England 300 years ago, their notion was to be sober pacifists who went to church to shake their bodies around. ie "quake".

Seriously, how are these people any weirder than say.... a bunch of hippies going to a concert where they dance, play in mud, take drugs, wear silly clothes, and such? How is Jesuscamp any stranger than Harmonic Convergence meditators, or wiccans who go to stonehenge, play drums, dance around - often 'skyclad', talk about moongoddesses and other nonsense?

These Jesuscamp folks aren't very common. "Speaking in tongues" is part of the Charismatic movement and Pentecostal church, and most of those folks don't go to Jesuscamp. Further, these people at this camp getting themselves all worked up, are otherwise sober hardworking citizens. Many don't drink, much less use drugs.

Freedom of Religion is a part of Freedom on Concience. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

BigDog said...

Joke of the day:

A Baptist preacher and his wife decided they needed a dog. Ever mindful of the congregation, they knew the dog must also be Baptist. They visited an expensive kennel and explained their needs to the manager, who assured them he had just the dog for them. The dog was produced and the manager said "Fetch the Bible."

The dog bounded to the bookshelf, scrutinized the books, located the Bible, and brought it to the manager. The manager then said "Find Psalms 23". The dog, showing marvelous dexterity with his paws, leafed thru the Bible, found the correct passage, and pointed to it with his paw. Duly impressed, the couple purchased
the dog.

That evening a group of parishioners came to visit. The preacher and his wife began to show off the dog, having him locate several Bible verses. The visitors were amazed. Finally, one man asked "Can he do normal dog tricks too?"

"Let's see" said the preacher. Pointing his finger at the dog, he commanded "Heel!" The dog immediately jumped up on a chair, placed one paw on the preacher's forehead and began to howl. The preacher turned to his wife and exclaimed "Good grief, we've bought a Pentecostal dog!"

DAVE BONES said...

OK pentecostal dogs are fine but what is with the cardboard cutout of your illiterate bwana?