Carleton Bryant quote of the week:
President Obama recently named a “pay czar” and a “Great Lakes czar,” and he thought about naming a “car czar.”
And he already had a drug czar, a border czar, a health reform czar, an info-tech czar and a regulatory czar, among others.
That’s a lot of czars. It looks like the Obama administration is the path to czardom. I just hope that if they ever need a “bacon czar,” they’ll keep me in mind. Because I know bacon.
…Fathers’ Day Scripture Ephesians 3:14-15:
I kneel before the Father, from Whom every fatherhood in heaven and on earth takes its name.
…We have nothing against gorillas. But baptizing effigies of them is a sacrilege:
This objectionable travesty reminds me…
1)…of my favorite thing that Bl. Columba Marmion, O.S.B. ever wrote:
(I cannot lay my hands on my collected works of Marmion at this moment, so I will paraphrase.)
…[So-and-so] asked me what I thought of the “historical-critical” method of Scriptural interpretation. He maintained that, although it is flawed, it could be ‘baptized.’
You cannot baptize an ape.
2) It also reminds me of the most chilling atmospheric literary device of P.D. James’ novel, Children of Men.
(They made this novel into a terrible movie which bears practically no resemblance to the book.)
Here is the spectacle:
No children have been born for almost twenty years. Society is fraying at the edges. A man stumbles into a country church. A small ceremony is underway. The curate is baptizing a doll.
Turns out the priest does it regularly. It appeases the women who are desperate for the semblances of motherhood. Creepy.