To blog or not to blog, that is the question.

Coming soon, the old fart returns after the new year.  Facebook be damned, I can do both can’t I?



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Where have I been?

Wow.  I guess I didn’t realize it’s been over 10 days since I posted anything to the blog. I’ve been busy with a project for Get on the Bus as well as a personal intent to break my blogging addiction.   I’ve moved much of my posts/thoughts to my facebook page which you can access via the link on the right.  If you friend me, mention you were/are a reader of Opinionated Old Fart’s blog so I know who you are.

In addition, I am today interviewing for a position as Outreach Coordinator at my church.  It’s been close to a year since my job ended so it’s time to get back to work and I really want to focus my talents on something with some redeeming social value/impact.

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Quote of the day.

“Bible texts are best read with a pair of glasses made out of today’s newspaper. “

– Dorothee Sölle,

German theologian and writer, from Justice in an Unjust World, by Karen Labacqz.

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“When thou prayest, enter into thy closet.”

In the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:

5. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites [are]: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen [do]: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

But, typically our friends on the right are all upset that Obama is practicing this, rather than being like the hypocrites or Bush.

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Cartoon of the day. (Swine flu panic edition.)


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Photo of the day. (Swine flu edition.)

a433_m1More where that came from.

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Thought for a Sunday.

Poster created by Peter Cohen for the Coalition for the Homeless.

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