Thursday, November 13, 2008

Various And Sundry

More than 158 billion text messages were sent in this country in 2006, says USA Today. More than a trillion were sent worldwide.

Don’t feel sorry for your cellphone provider; those messages cost something like a dime apiece. 158 billion, times ten cents so your kids can chat with each other instead of picking up the phone. I won’t even try to figure the cost of a trillion.

A controversial billboard will likely be popping up in a neighborhood near you, just in time for the holidays. The billboard is paid for by a Colorado atheist group. The message sits against a blue sky backdrop and says, "Don't believe in God? You're not alone."

The whole idea of a reasonable religion is to let you know that, in fact, you are not alone; there is a Somebody who made you, watches over you and wants you to hang out together for time without end. My money says there is that Somebody.

A South Carolina Catholic priest told parishioners they should refrain from receiving Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because he supports abortion, and supporting him "constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil." He said parishioners are putting their souls at risk if they take Holy Communion before doing penance for their vote.

I have heard “No man is more dangerous than the one who is convinced he is right.” Or, “There are more horses’ asses in this world than there are horses.”


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