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Initial post: 5 Apr 2012 23:53:34 BDT
DB says:
Today is holy Thursday, the beginning of the Easter Triduum(Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter sunday).
This is the evening of the Last Supper, and the agony in the Garden. followed by the betrayal, and arrest of Christ.

Tonight in an overflowing church, we celebrated the institution of the Eucharist, the washing of the feet of the disciples, and the agony of Jesus decision to permit what he knew was to come.

Until midnight, the church was open for people to come and just be with Christ in the quiet time in silent prayer.

As an aside - there is a Kingdom hall close to our church, and tonight it was obviously very full, with a lot of cars around for about 2 hours. My knowledge of Jehovahs Witnesses is limited, and i wondered why they were celebrating/meeting this evening? Does anyone know, given that they don't recognise Jesus as Christ, what they could be celebrating? i did think it may be to do with passover, but that is just a guess.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 09:02:36 BDT
The JWs had a big thing going on yesterday. I had a poorly worded invitation to it through the post.
From their note: "Jesus is now reigning as an exalted King. But what does this mean for you?"
"Many believe that Jesus died for them. Yet, how can one man's death almost 2000 years ago mean life for others today?"
"You are cordially invited to listen to the Scriptural answers to these questions."

And so on, and so forth...

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 09:58:58 BDT
Jim Guest says:
'Today is holy Thursday'

The rest of the year, Catholics can do whatever they like.

And we know what they like.

Posted on 6 Apr 2012 10:05:01 BDT
Huck Flynn says:
I'm Maundy, Fly Me
wednesday and saturday must be feeling a bit left out - what have they done to offend the almighty?

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 10:14:25 BDT
"what have they done to offend the almighty?"

There are so many ways - love the wrong person, be in the wrong job, pick up a stick on the wrong day - it could have been anything.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 14:18:26 BDT
DB says:
Ah Sam. Soooo predictable!
If you know nothing about the subject, just ridicule it.
Dawkins would be proud.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 14:21:42 BDT
Huck Flynn says:
what does dawkins have to do with it
is he the diabolical mastermind who pulls the strings of all atheists ???

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 14:36:14 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Apr 2012 14:36:52 BDT
Ah, Diane,
If an atheist disagrees with you, mention Richard Dawkins.
The same, tired, old cannards from theists...

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 14:38:04 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Apr 2012 14:38:48 BDT
DB says:
Huck
Dawkins is the atheist leader who told his atheist audience that they should use 'ridicule' and 'sarcasm' against christians.
Presumably, he doesn't have anything better to use.

See you later I'm off to Church.

Posted on 6 Apr 2012 14:47:58 BDT
So you see, Huck, you must take your orders from Dawkins. How could you not?

The fact that more theists seem to be obsessed with him...

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 15:11:54 BDT
Jim Guest says:
Off to see the Wizard.

Abracadabra! God, fast food style.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 15:31:25 BDT
Huck Flynn says:
Exterminate, exterminate. Oh sorry - i thought she said Davros

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 15:47:22 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Apr 2012 16:47:36 BDT
Pendragon says:
At the risk of boring everyone rigid, this prompts another classic quote from 'Aliens':

Private Frost (having just been ordered to give up the ammunition for his pulse rifle):
"What do you expect us to use man, harsh language?"

Presumably Dawkins doesn't have a useable pulse rifle, either.

Have a happy Easter weekend everyone!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 17:08:39 BDT
I don't think Dawkins did that at all, but he does set an example for the more feeble minded atheists to follow. His comments were tame compared with the late Hitchens, however.

Wayne

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 17:11:11 BDT
I have a feeling that if Dawkins came up against the Alien (now there's an idea) he would realise it was a little too late to evolve a survival trait and start praying....

Wayne

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 17:23:35 BDT
Pendragon says:
Wayne

No, Dawkins would simply consider it to be natural selection in action. Bad luck for the Alien, however, it wouldn't stand a chance ...

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 18:06:54 BDT
Yes, Christopher Hitchins will be missed.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 18:33:43 BDT
DB says:
Why?

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 18:51:19 BDT
Jim Guest says:
Because he was a rabble rouser, good at specious one-liners. He is not quoted because he was no intellectual; like Dawkins.

There you are Diane, you can parrot me, and make you and Ratso look clever.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 18:54:06 BDT
Because, whether or not you agreed with him, Hitchins was an intelligent, erudite, articulate, quick-witted man. He was a superb and entertaining debater. He was principled, and stuck to those principles while being able to defend them.

If you're unable to acknowledge that a person is talented, even, as I said, if you disagree with them, then I feel sorry for you.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 19:04:16 BDT
Jim Guest says:
The last atheist to be intelligent, erudite, articulate and quick-witted, apparently. ;)

Posted on 6 Apr 2012 20:30:23 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Apr 2012 20:32:13 BDT
He was a witty, erudite author, deeply concerned about justice and fairness, and hated tyranny imposed by the thick, the superstitious and the vicious. He also turned out as unlike his bloody awful brother Peter as he could manage, which merits a minor award all on its own.

As an aside, they stuck one of those pamphlets through my door too. It was just the right size for writing my shopping list on. :)

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2012 09:01:59 BDT
C. A. Small says:
Diane - what you were actually celebrating was the spring equinox. A pagan celebration hijacked by Jesus freaks.

Ever had the feeling you have been conned?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2012 09:03:49 BDT
C. A. Small says:
Diane- christianity self ridicules with its inbuilt stupidity, we are just joining in.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2012 09:04:43 BDT
C. A. Small says:
Sam- what tired old canard- Daffy?
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