Friday, April 22, 2011
God, Easter & Girls just wanna have fun.
Now.... iffen I have to tell the truth... I am not a very religious person..... in fact, not at all. Most times I would call myself and Atheist.... other times, an Agnostic (which sounds almost like a like hot drink...with brandy or something)... and when those moments approach me, that make me think that there might be a God...I am of the firm belief that he/she would mostly hang out in oak trees or summer breezes, not churches.
Anywayz..... the Easter Season means a lot to a lot of people.... some actually very nice ones, who do believe. And good for them. With out going on and on and on, cause what's the point, I want to relate a small comment a Presbyterian Minister once made to me. Brad's kids and my kids both played together on their respective soccer teams and it turned out he also had an interest in good homemade beer. Now this was before I knew he was a minister, and what we would do is occasionally sneak out to the parking lot at half time during games (a forbidden thing, by club rules) and share a beer. During one of these occasions we got around to talking about 'what-do-you do' and he told me he was a minister. Now, I expected a bunch of Bible talk and such, and to head that off, I politely told him I really didn't believe in religion. Well, he just handed me a bottle, looked me in the eye, and said, "I don't blame you a bit." We got along great for a couple of years before he and his wife moved to Tennessee. I liked his attitude. Sometimes I see folks who fervently believe in God, and they act sincere and honest and I think to myself, " I don't blame them a bit."
Anywayz. I didn't want to make a post about religion.... the idea was to just say HAPPY EASTER. What I think, though, is that, if there is a God.... his would be the breath of laughter. I'm adding a small video my daughter made of her trip last spring to Europe. It was a small study abroad program, only 11 students, and they were all over the place, Rome, Florence, London, Paris, Berlin. She made it on her little 'point&shoot" camera.... but I like it a lot. Peace.