Well, actually, I do have a chiropractor appointment at 9:45, so that’s already planned for me. However, after that my day is free and clear. I’m wondering if I should go explore the local back roads. I’ve yet to seriously explore the area west and north between Willow River and Mille Lacs Lake. That problem with that plan is it would aggravate my back, which has been acting up since Monday when I made the mistake of quickly bending down to pick up the jello-fruit cup a coworker dropped.
In fact, just sitting here at the computer is causing all sorts of undue discomfort in my lower back. On top of it, the pinch seems to be causing discomfort in my gut. Never a pleasant experience.
Also, I’ve been remiss in traveling to Duluth to enjoy the ambiance of Beaner’s Central. Actually, that might be the ticket. I also need to hit Pet Smart to get some pet mats for my cats’ food station. Kang, the attention-seeking youngster, likes to move the food and water dishes. So I’m thinking of cutting out a place for them in a think, rugged mat so he can’t move the damn things.
I’m not sure what else I can think of for today, so I’ll sign off for now.
Well, actually, by today’s definition I am not an atheist. However, back when Catholicism ruled the known Western world I would have been considered an atheist. Not because I don’t believe in God, but because I don’t believe in the literal dogma of Catholicism. Back in the day, to not believe in the dogma (i.e., ideology) of the Church was to not believe in God. It was really that black and white in those days.
Anyway, the spark for this post came about as a result of this picture:
Now, why in the world would this cause me to start writing about atheism? To be honest, I don’t really know. However, I would say that the prior two Popes had not an inkling as to the concept of Love as an absence of judgement. Their pursuit of ideology appeared to be the pursuit of judgement. Though they did not descend to the age old stance of atheism as I discussed above, they sure were dropping the ladder into that hole.
I’ve also once heard that Hell is the absence of love. In various stories Satan’s original purpose was to challenge a person’s soul’s right of entry into Heaven. In other words, he judged people unworthy. If he was successful, the soul accused would be sent to Hell and away from God’s Love.
So, then, those people today who judge others as not righteous, not “Godly” enough, are really putting themselves in Satan’s position. They are, in effect, arguing to move people away from God’s love.
So, when next you feel the need to condemn someone to “rot in Hell” because they don’t believe or act in a manner you prescribe as fitting within the strictures of your religious views, understand that you are not being “of God” but are instead placing yourself in the Seat of Satan.
I’m blogging from my favorite restaurant, Peggy Sue’s. Yesterday I was down in the cities. I went to the Mall of America looking for a new mouse. Unfortunately what I was looking for was not in store. However, I discovered a watch and jewelery repair shop at the mall, so I dropped off a pair of pince nez I bought a year or so ago. Unfortunately they were broken, which I didn’t see until months after I bought them. Just a simple spring that caused one of the nose pads to press against the nose. Anyway, I’m hoping that they can do a simple spring repair. I’m waiting on a call back with an estimate. If they get them repaired I am considering getting lenses for them.
Here’s a picture that is closest in style to mine:
One of the more disappointing aspects of my visit to the Mall of America is that I could not find a decent place to sit and blog. I really wanted to sit at my favorite spot, which is the Caribou Coffee shop up on the third level. It has tables on the side that look down two levels. It’s a great place to people watch. But it was insanely busy! The line to just get a drink was at least 20 minutes long. Then the possibility of getting a table was even longer.
One of the perks of living next to a restaurant; I get to take one of my own plates and have them make me breakfast to go! Actually, I think I’ll take a picture for you all to see! Be prepared for an update.