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Monday, September 25, 2006

Religious, si; obnoxious, no

Yesterday's first reading was an excerpt from a speech in Wisdom 2 in which the wicked confirm each other in their wickedness. It's an interesting progression:
  1. Life's a bitch, and then you die, (vv. 1-5)
  2. So laissez les bons temps rouler! (vv. 6-9)
  3. What we can do, we may do, (vv. 10-11)
  4. And that religious guy sure is obnoxious, (vv. 12-17)
  5. So let's kill him. (vv. 17-20)
If you take this as a Signs of the Times checklist, things don't look good for obnoxious religious guys. But then, when do they?