Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Anyway we did get a chance to stop in at a church near Hollywood on Christmas Eve. It was really crowded so we left early.
Anyway, Kerri says that she likes Christmas in Europe a lot better because it is completely non-religious and stuff. She says basically it is just a time to exchange presents and eat a lot of food and nobody feels guilty or anything.
Anyway, I got Keri a new tennis anklet. My dad loaned me the money and stuff which is cool because I know a lot of people don't know this but diamonds are made out of carbon so that it's like buying $25,000 in carbon offsets.
Anyway, I hope nothing happened to Todd. Nobody answered the phone when I called.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
I finally got the go-ahead from my superiors to make some arrests with the growing tensions at SOV2--today I arrested some of the most violent demonstrators from the remaining groups in the parking lots. Dr. al-Fakkir was not too happy when I arrested the Palestinian ringleader, but he seemed to be more cooperative when I arrested one of the rationalists and one of the Mexican demonstrators too (Actually the most violent was the rationalist demonstrator). I have told the remaining members that they can remain where they are as long as they don't get violent.
There will be some follow-up paperwork, however; don't be alarmed if teams of agents come around to interview the witnesses about what happened during the rioting stage.
P.S. Agent Jones, I would like you to keep an eye on the parking lot--I need to make a report to the top brass in DC and I leave tomorrow.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Anyway, Kip will be taking care of all the masses and things while I'm gone. Before I go, a little business:
1. Ché - tell Todd to start being church and stop his moping. If that doesn't work, call Fr. Juno. Oh, and have fun in Vale. Say hi to Ed Begley Jr. while you're there.
2. Gorebertines - you have the run of the rectory while I'm gone, but please DON'T GO INTO THE WEST WING! IT'S FORBIDDEN!
3. Ngyuen - see if you can set up my new Dell laptop - I haven't been able to get it to work.
4. Clyde - I insist that you stop seeing Mizz Argot. You're paid to clean up messes, not make them!
I think that's all the details. OCP will pretty much take care of the faith community while I'm gone. Have a joyous solstice!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Okay at first I was like okay with this whole thing with the OCP and stuff because I basically didn't understand it or anything. But Todd Turk shows up at our apartment. Not the one in London Towne which is where Keith is still hanging out but our new one at Campus Pointe. I mean Kerri has like spent a lot of money making it look nice and stuff so we can't have Keith over here. Kerri is AWESOME because she really knows what goes with what and she is all about good taste not like some of the other girls I used to date. I mean pretty much anything she says is always right.
Anyway Todd Turk is practically suicidal because he lost his job and Kerri is like "throw him out, remember how mean he was all the time because he made fun of you" and I was like "yah! but he's still a person and stuff" and she said "whatever" and stuff. So I let him in and he kind of collapsesin the living room on the genuine antique Afghan rug. I mean, and he smells like really cheap coffee a lot. I mean a whole lot. Because we only get our coffee from this internet place which gets it direct from Columbia and it's a lot better than what you can get someplace else because Kerri knows all these things.
Anyway, the Todd is all crying all the time and he's so greatfull and stuff but he keeps saying he's going to kill himself and then he drank all our coffee. And anyway, we're supposed to head out this weekend back to Vail to ski some more and I wonder about letting him stay here because he may actually kill himself and then the place might smell bad when we get back.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
- 4:00 pm: Children's Mass
- 5:30 pm: Youth Mass
- 7:00 pm: Pet Mass
- 8:30 pm: Mexican Mass
- 9:45 pm: Mexican Youth Mass
- 12:00 am: Midnight Ecumenical Mass (with Al-Hasqa Mosque)
- 11:00 am: Christmas Day Mass
- One with the Spirit: This is a casual mass - let your hair down!
- Burning with the Spirit: This is very similar to our current progressive mass
- That Old Tyme Faithe: This is new to SOV2, it's a sort of traditional mass
So, like I said, the OCP requires that in order to have a valid mass, the faith communicants must adhere to the dress code stipulated by the OCP liturgical guide. The following outfits are approved by OCP and can be purchased at their on-line site. The new OCP ushers will not let anybody into the worship space who doesn't conform to the new policy. So without further ado, in popular men's & womyn's styles, here are the new clothes you have to wear.
On a related note, we've had to fire Todd Turk. While he was a super Liturgical Music Minister, he wasn't able to complete the OCP's rigorous training, and thus wasn't certified. Since under the terms of our contract with the OCP we have to have a certified music minister, we've replaced Todd with a Kareoke machine that OCP sold us at a very reasonable price. This is really a load off of our weekly liturgical planning meetings, since now we can use the preprogrammed liturgical plans that OCP provides us.
Also, I really should let you know that Kip will be concelebrating the masses with me so that he can get a feel for our liturgical rhythms. So don't mind him! He's a validly certified deacon with the OCP and can perform all the sacraments except foot-washing.
More later - I've got to run as I have a teleconference with Oregon and they get really mad if I'm late.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Section 1. Beliefs:
I only believe in myself and my ability with my rational mind to arrive at the objective truth concerning the nature of the universe.
Section 2. Values:
Since the universe is arbitrary and hence without cause or purpose what is essential is not what it or some imaginary being intends for me but what I intend to do with it. I must regard myself honestly and objectively. Virtue consists in maintaining my independence. To that purpose it is only in enlightening my mind and maintaining a healthy body that I can speak of good.
In regards to others and their perverse actions, to the degree they are like the irrational beasts governing themselves towards feelings and emotions which are products of subconscious thought, they may be disregarded as beneath my notice. Otherwise, the relation between rational men should be based only on contractual ethics.
Section 3. Faith:
Faith is a delusion and a crutch for the week-minded. Ultimately salvation lies only in knowledge, awareness, and in independence. It is enough for me that I lived well and with dignity.
Section 1. Beliefs:
- Many peoples believe there's some sort of supernatural spirit that runs things. Circle the one you most agree with:
- I believe in God - he has a white beard and is a male
- I believe in the Spirit
- I believe in one Darwin, the discoverer of Truth, the finder of Evolution. I believe in one Dawkins, only son of the Darwin, eternally begotten of the meme. I believe in the Hitchens, who proceeds from the Darwin and the Dawkins. With the Darwin and the Dawkins he is worshiped and glorified.
- I don't believe in anything
- I don't believe in anything except that whatever you believe is wrong
- We live in a pluralistic world with many cultures and valid life choices. Circle the statements that you agree with, and cross a line through those you disagree with:
- Everybody's got to do their own thing
- People have to do what I tell them to do
- Womyn have the right to terminated unwanted pregnancies
- Men should be able to tell Women what to do with their bodies
- This country would be better off run by Womyn
- A Woman's place is in the home
- Children should be raised by the civil authorities, if at all
- I want my children to refuse medical treatment and die
- It is fun to have lots of anonymous sexual partners
- You go to hell if you have sex
- Same-sex attraction should be encouraged
- I want to kill all queers
- We live in a pluralistic world with many faiths and valid faith choices. Circle the statements that you agree with, and cross a line through those you disagree with:
- The Catholic Church is an evil oligarchical patriarchical institution of oppression
- If you're not Catholic, you're going to hell
- I want my children to be altar boys/girls
- The only good thing about my kids being altar servers is that they would get a chance to validly explore their sexuality with a Womynpriest
- I believe in transubstantiation (the thing about body & blood & bread & wine)
- I'm partial to crackers and grape juice served in clay goblets made by 3rd graders
- A church building should look like a church, steeple & all!
- Any liturgical interior is equally valid. What's important is a comfortable and welcoming community center.
- I will force my family to wear suits and dresses to mass
- I once attended mass in a "Free-Tibet" thong
Monday, December 10, 2007
Also, please let me extend an apology to all SOV2iers. I've been so devastated by the oppression happening to the WomynPrysts in St. Louis (of course, they are holding strong & refusing to accept such unilateral, misogynist treatment, but still, it's distressing), and so caught up in my prison ministry and, well, my own personal happiness that I haven't been around much. Please be assured that I will not neglect my duties in future!
Dym Tym, BD has mentioned that he & his brothers have many opportunities that could help generate cash for the Faith Community; they only need the space & privacy to pursue them, for which the rectory would be perfect. He says don't worry about them getting through the parking lots, as he & "the guys" could easily set up ramps & jump their hogs over the blockades.
I am always amazed by my fiancee's Kerri's business sense. She is really smart which is why I totally love her absolutely 100%. She is so cool. But to be honest Kerri maybe hasn't always cared about environmental stewardship as much as I have and so we've been talking and she decided that maybe we could work together and find away of combing SOCIAL CONCERN and FIRMLY SOUND ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES. So she has decided to help people who want to be GREEN.
Anyway if you remember a while back I was selling SOV2 trees? Well this is like taking SOV2 trees to a new level. Kerri has taken some of her money and founded a research lab: The Albert Gore Junior Center for Really Awesome Green Energy Research. I named part of it. Basically the way it works is that it is going to solve all the energy problems by producing energy from sunlight, wind, rain, tides, geothermal, and carbon free biofuels like methanol but NOT NUCLEAR.
Anyway as you know right now you and your SUVs are producing something like 5000 million tons of CO2 a year. Divide that by 6 billion or so people and... wait let me get my calculator... Hey Kerri! Whats 5000 million divided by 6 billion? Oh yah. Thanks! Anyway basically you produce about a ton of CO2 a year because you don't care about the environment. If you are an American multiply that by 5 because you are fat and lazy and watch too much TV. If you are canadian multiply by 2 because you store your beer in some old refridgerator. Anyway, that's your Carbon footprint.
So, the research lab is going to eliminate all that. We estimate its going to cost us something like 75 trillion dollars. Now if you take the 75 trillion dollars and divide by 5000 million you will find that... wait... okay... here it is 25,000 dolars per ton of CO2. Okay, so basically that's what it's going to cost per person on Earth too. Anyway, I know it's like really hard for a lot of you to do math because you aren't trained scientists like me and Al Gore and stuff but what I am saying is that if you are an American you owe me 125,000 and if you are Canadian you owe me 250,000.
And don't think I am thinking I am somehow above making environmental sacrifices. I am going to be CEO and pay myself a really reasonable salary of 500,000. Half of that I am going to donate to my own company. So I am only going to make 250,000 a year which is really cheep for a CEO.
Friday, December 7, 2007
Anyway, since she wants an outdoor wedding, my dad is going to fly everybody out to Bali on his companies private jet and write it off as a business expense. Father Tim we are hoping you will come and officiate. I also hope I meet some of the U.N. Then we are going to a private Safari honeymoon in Zimbabwe.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
The last straw is that Dr. Argot is getting a divorce from Mz. Argot, who as you may know, was one of our local TV news personalities before she hooked up with our benefactor. Apparently Mz. Argot was having some sort of affair with Clyde Hummins, our groundskeeper. But that might just be a rumor, and even if it is true, you can't blame Clyde. I mean, have you seen Mz Argot? Hubba hubba! Anyway, Dr. Argot is a little upset with SOV2 right now, even though I already approved his annulment. So I'm a little nervous about approaching him for money. So anyway, I would like you to consider starting something called "tripletithing", where you basically give 30% of your aftertax earnings to SOV2. This is an investment in your future, people!
We're going all out to save costs as well. I've retained a consultant from OCP to help us manage our finances. I had to drain the $100k out of our rainy day fund to pay the consultant fee, but I'm sure that they will be able to help us get back on a firm financial footing. Also, we're doing some fundraisers. This month, we will begin selling a line of clothes featuring famous catholics. There's an image below of the first feature, which is called "Hugoroos." Please purchase several pairs - they're only $17.99 each. Thanks for your support!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
We are a Faith Community
by Kerri Erpenblech
I am church and so are you
I am priest and priestess too
Sharing the eu-char-ist's that's me,
According to our self's ab-il-i-ty,
Around our campus community,
You'll find signs of our diversity!
With each banner that proclaims,
The great Feminist Thinkers' names!
We are a Faith Community
I'll facilitate you, you'll facilitate me!
'Cause we're on a spiritual journey!
So sing a song of harmonious melody!
Let's respect other's dignity,
In a way that's sure to please,
Teaching the children to adore,
The variety of forms of love in store.
We'll do our parts to steward the Earth,
Do what we can to reduce births,
Eating only granola and soy,
We'll sing our Mother's praise with joy.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
As you know, the Southeast Parking Lot has been completely occupied by Chief Nils Larssen and his Natyve Amerycans, and Dr. Al-Fakkir's Palestinian refugee friends have completely ringed the parking lot with the burning tire fire, so basically, you can't get to SOV2 from Spirit Lane. You'll have to come up Dry Gap Pike to the Northwest Parking Lot. As you know, we still haven't repaired the trench that the Hugo Chavez battalion dug when Fr. Kane was here, so only those SOViers with SUV's will be able to make it through. Why not be church to one another and give another faith communicant a ride to SOV2 this Sunday?
Some of you may be tempted to park on the Southwest lawn. I strongly encourage you not to do this. Last weekend, we offered SOV2 to be sanctuary to some undocumented immigrants, and now they are camped on the Southwest Lawn to mount their protest to their right to live in the Parking Lot:
Monday, December 3, 2007
Sorry I haven't been around much. Kerri and I have been looking for matching snow board outfits for our trip to Vale and there is no selection at all in Knoxville so we went up to Burlington Vermont to see what they had. Plus Kerri has had to talk to the FBI agents like fifteen times about the trust fund. Basically she's allowed to keep all the money as long as she testifies against her folks at the grand jury hearing next week. I mean, she is a bit upset and all but not so much because she didn't like them either.
Anyway, here are eight random facts about me:
1. I punched Sean Penn by accident once
2. I killed L. Ron Hubbards brain by accident with germs
3. I don't have any body thetans at all
4. My favorite movie star is Julia Roberts
5. I designed a special Beret you can wear in the shower
6. I probably know more about Economo-Socio-Political-Feminist-Ideological-Enviro-Activisim than anybody else
7. I own one of the only existing copies of Fungoids by Enoch Soames
8. In fourth grade I one my class spelling bea
Sunday, December 2, 2007
First of all, the "rules"
....Here's what you do:~Each person starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves and post these guidelines. ~At the end of the post, choose 8 people to be tagged and list their names.~Don't forget to leave a comment telling them that they are tagged and to read your blog. Have fun!
- I performed the wedding for Art Garfunkle's cousin Clevis Garfunkle
- Before I became a "priest", I was an amateur cave-bat enthusiast
- I own a number of crystals & have a pewter dragon collection
- I currently drive a Cadillac Escalade
- I am allergic to unleavened bread
- When I was 7, I was a children's underwear model for the Dayton/Hudson Department Stores
- I know all the words to "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights"
- I am addicted to Vegemite & Jaffas (not together!)
Saturday, December 1, 2007
I also spotted Dr. al-Fakkir behind the barrier, but I don't think that he was singing at all--just staring at the dancers.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Hello to you and peace be upon you. This is my first comment in many days. It is with great wrath that I now post, for I have found that the parking lot of this place of Christian gathering has been unjustly and unlawfully seized by the heathen natives who defile what is properly the land of the displaced peoples of Palestine. I scorn these new invaders. They will be driven into the sea and the gutters will seethe red with the blood of their livers. We will not rest until their children's children's children are slain by the grandsons of our grandsons and the parking lot becomes once more a home to the serene and peaceful Palestinians who are its rightful denizens. the earth does not belong to us! It belongs to Allah!
So come on people and let's help our syblyng with the true spyryt of the Solstice.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I'm back in Knoxville again. It has been a really exciting trip! We didn't get to spend much time on the beach or anything but we got to meet a lot of people like I wanted. For example, while we were being detained in Miami I got to meet a lot of people trying to flee the American Health Care system by escaping to Cuba. I feel really sorry for them because basically there only chance was to make a boat out of stuff like cardboard and jump in the water off the coast of Florida and hope the wind blew them to Havana. But a lot of them are picked up by the coast guard and sent back to the United States. I wish I could speak Spanish and I am going to get one of those tapes you listen to in the car so I can really empathize with them more. I know they would be really interested to know about people like Che Guevara and Fidel Castro and all the wonderful things they did for the Cuban people and Hugo Chavez who is a real freedom fighter.
Anyway I'll try and be around SOV2 a little more this week. I have some really important shopping to do for the "Feast of the Undying Sun" which is coming up on December 25th. And I have a big surprise which a lot of people are going to be really excited about.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Anyway, as is our custom here, I am declaring a plenary indulgence for all SOViers to celebrate this momentous event. Hooray!
Let's put this in perspective! 20,000 is:
- The number of people who voted for Ralph Nader for president
- The number of Carbon Offset Tons purchased by the entire Gore family (per month)
- The number of millimeters covered by Ed Begley's car after a 14 hour charge
- The number of Marty Haugen's sons in the latest Breaking Bread
- The number of womyn per second who are silenced by the Vatican
- The number of Rights in the UN Declaration of Human Rights (my favorite is the Right to Quality Cheese)
- Carl Sagan's SAT score
- The number of Natyve Amerycans inhabiting our parking lot
Monday, November 26, 2007
Exultet: C, NLU, POD, T
The Happy Catholic: IT, NLU,POD
A Plumbline in the Wind: C, NLU, POD
Video meliora, proboque; Deteriora sequor: F, CF, IT, R
Agent Smith can't the government do something about all of this radtradyism on the net. I'm sure it makes the government look bad especially to our syblyngs in the Middle East and Europe. Not only have the sites above been found, but I found the following graphic below that was just on an internetwebpage out in the open where anyone could see it. Think of the children. Aren't we trying to fight rampant consumption during this time of the winter solstice? And it's obvious that's what this graphic is celebrating...
And in response to live up to my personal motto of batali fajron per fajro I present the following graphic. Remember to keep up the good struggle.
Well, we are back in America again and I can't say I am all that thrilled. This is what happened. Apparently Nate managed to take control of the yacht and sailed it back into Miami last night so when we woke up there were all these people who look like Agent Smith on board. I men they were pretty poilte and everything but they took me into this room and starting asking me questions about my dad and how he made all his money and stuff. I must have been able to answer all there questions and stuff and when I started talking about Fidel Castro, Harry Bellafonte, L. Ron Hubbard and Tom Cruise I think they realized who they were dealing with and stuff and so this other guy walked in and said that I was part of special secret project Adam's Apple which was something Agent Smith said to me one time. It also has something to with this tattoo I got of Hugo Chavez's mom on my arm.
Anyway, I think most of these guys are part of the establishment and are all trained to opress peoples but most of them are nice and listen a lot when I tell them about all the people I meet and what they say and so I think I am really starting to get to them. The werid thing was they wanted to know also about the alien spacecraft that we saw and then they told me not to talk about it. I mean, this is my second time I have been in contact with alien life forces and stuff and they never say anything all that interesting. I mean one time they were all like saying things about Quantum Flux Propulsion and handing me all these diagrams for Fusion Reactors. If anybody wants one of those by the way, I still have them in the back of the Eurovan at Keith's mom's house. Well this time it was different aliens and they were revealing to me the secret of Status Omega which is of course Colonel Xebu's plan to slowly modify the earth's atmosphere so he can introduce Jupiterian life forms. Anyway I am not supposed to tell anybody this except that Dick Cheney is behind it all.
Well that wasn't why I was question this time because apparently the Erpenblechs were like opressing people only the people they were opressing were mostly republicans and stuff like themselves which doesn't make any sense. So I have mixed feelings. I mean if they had defrauded all these peoples and given the money to buy Carbon Offsets I would be like "Yah! Way to go Erpenblechs!" But really they were just buying all this real estate in the Carribean to create a resort for other really rich republican peoples.
Anyway, I better get going as Kerri needs a place to stay. I can't wait until I show Kerri SOV2. She is going to freak out.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Anyway, did you know that today is another feast day? Who out there can tell me what feast day it is? No... no that's not it.... no.... no... good guess, though!
OK - it's the Feast of the New Oregon Catholic Press Missalettes! That's right! After this service, the youth group will be replacing the 2007 Breaking Bread with the 2008 Breaking Bread. This is the summit of the liturgical year - the day when we get new misalettes. I've been told that the '08 OCP BB has 30% less traddie music in it, as well as a new mass setting for Clown Masses. I'm a little disappointed that the '08 BB doesn't have the Mime Mass, but there are several great new hymns, including
- "The Rainbow Connection,"
- "If You're Happy & You Know It,"
- "Wind Beneath My Wings," and finally
- "Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain"
I know you're all as excited as I am! Happy Feast Day!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Well all sorts of weird things keep happening. The green fog finally lifted and according to the compass we are at the north pole now and you would not believe how bad global warming is. I mean it is 78 degrees and sunny and there are dolphins. I told Kerri that this proved that Al Gore was right and she was like "no, Che' the compass is wrong because if we were at the North Pole it wouldn't be sunny because it's winter there!" I think she is a denier or something because deniers say things which make sense but there actually lies and stuff because they aren't real scientists but just angry people with agendas. But she is really funny and nice and stuff so I think I am going to keep being church to her.
Anyway, I was wondering if the Atlantic Ocean now reaches Knoxville.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
To the Syblings and the DLA: I didn't do anything to those turkeys or communicate with the farmers. I think that turkeys do that by instinct--it is a way to show that they care about a person, by attacking them.
Che: don't worry about the green light and the instrument fluctuations. This is perfectly normal for the area. I knew an Air Force pilot who said that he knew exactly when to fly into the Bermuda Triangle to be able to see the other dimension when it appears.
You should listen to Nate, he knows what he is talking about (I met him the last time there was a conference from all the agencies)
P.S. Guido McElhone--I cannot get in touch with the Erpenblechs, unfortunately they are now well out of US waters and so out of my jurisdiction.
Hey. Well, I hope you are all really proud of yourselves today. This is the day we "celebrate" how you stole all of the land from the native Americans and ate all of their turkeys, after they taught you how to grow corn by putting it in a fish. We are all on Indian Land. Think you can trust the government? Ask an indian! We belong to the earth, it doesn't belong to us. Free Leonard Piekoff!
Just to let everybody know that I'm okay. But there's this green fog everywhere around the yacht. Our motor has gone dead and there is like no wind and the water is all glowing and stuff and the compass doesn't work. I mean, I'm pretty lucky I can still blog!
Anyway, the Erpenblechs are really freaking out because they are really paranoid and are convinced that Nate who is my dad's golf buddy's contractor is really an FBI agent and they have been yelling at him a lot. I mean, I don't know why they are complaining because I pretty much tell Agent Smith evberything I know all the time because a lot of people I know are people he wants to send Christmas cards too and is just trying to stay in touch with.
Anyway, I've been telling Kerri that the green glow all around us is almost surely the Earth telling us we have been bad stewards and stuff and that we need to sacrifice something to Gaia to appease her destructive force or maybe buy carbon credits or something but my dad says that's stupid and that this kind of weather just happens in this region sometimes except the GPS is telling us we're in the Indian Ocean and not in the Atlantic.
I think we may also have accidentally gone through a WORM HOLE and are probably on Jupiter or something.
The cool thing is Kerri and I get to hang out a lot and play Gin Rummy which she is really good at. I think sometimes she let's me win.
Also, we are on page 5,234,211 of the Fountain Head. She was right it has made everything a lot clearer for me. I now realize that I'm like Howard Roark and everybody else is like the really stupid architects. It has to do with the Body Thetan thing. I was hoping the book was over so she could read my play the Bananas of Revenge which she promised she would do right after this book. I mean, I got the point and the book is still going and going. I think the characters talk way too much. When I write my book I won't have any dialog at all. It will all be monolog to make it more exciting.
Oh YAH! Can we have a astatue of a naked womyn representing the Divine Feminine Womyn Spirit? I know someone who can be the model. I think if your a womyn and you look like the Spirit of the Divine Womyn Feminine thing you shouldn't have to work as long as you are willing to model. Only I don't want one of those abstract things I want one that really looks like a womyn.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Yes, as "Syblyng" Bob noted, I have been away. I made a pilgrimage to Carthage, TN. I had to do so in order to petition St. Albert to release me from my vows. He graciously consented; and so I've left the Gorebertine Community.
I am now a WomanDeacon, the first step in becoming a WomanPriest. I and my systers are working from within to bring the Church out of the Dark Ages of misogyny, patriarchy, hierarchy, and eco-oligarchy. We will prevail!
In keeping with this, I have taken a new name. I will be known to Gaia-Mother as WomanDeacon Margaret Featherdancer. Margaret, of course, for Gynosaint Margaret Sanger; and Featherdancer as a gesture of solidarity with my indigenous systers.
Let the new day dawn, ending the night of Y-chromosome oppression!
Hey! Well, the new banners are in from the Oregon Catholic Press. I knew there was going to be a Thanksgiving theme, but I'm blown away by how great these Liturgical Banners are. Aren't they great! And they look really professional. Best of all, we get a 25% discount on the banners because we agreed to send our ushers to the OCP's Usher Certification Program. I can't wait to get these hung up in the worship space.
So a Happy Turkeydeath Day to the reactionary latinist radtradys and such. But syblyngs of good will be assured that we will prevail.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I have a feeling that there is something wrong here. The company that Mr. Erpenblech owns has been reporting major losses in the past year, yet Mr. Erpenblech seems to have even more money in his personal accout than he had before. Also the numbers painted on their yatch do not seem to have been validly registered. Be careful!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
The yacht is big enough that I don't see Mr. and Mrs. Erpenblech at all which is good, but Brenda keeps hanging around Me and Kerri way too much because she is obviously drunk and stuff and it makes it less fun for us, because I can tell that Kerri doesn't like Brenda either because she calls her a lush. I'm not sure what that means but I think it means someone who drinks too much. Kerri doesn't drink. My dad likes to steer the yacht and talk with the Erpenblechs and he pretty much leaves Kerri and me alone.
I can't wait until we get to Bermuda so I can study the endogenous peoples and there socioeconomic political systems. I've been reading the communist manifesto again which is really funny. Kerri wants me to read this book called The Fountain Head, but its like six thousand pages or something. But she said that she would read it to me as we camp out under the stars on the deck.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Dymphna's Well: F,O,POD,T
Kansas City Catholic: CF,F,IT,O,T
V for Victory!: BS,CF,EM,IT,R,UM
Al Gore preserve us. Can't he do something about these sites?? But it does look as if one of our more industrious syblyngs managed to sneak a bit into the Kansas City Catholic site giving some "pick up lines" for those at the parish looking for a partner. I'm sure they will work for same sex, group, etc. as well as for hetero if you must. (Although #10 may need some editing):
1. When I first saw you, I knew my centering prayer had been answered.
2. Shades of Jimi! That was the best guitar solo I have ever heard at mass. Who knew “One Bread, One Body,” could R-O-C-K!
3. I loved your guest homily, especially the part about your kids from your first marriage.
4. I promise not to be patriarchal, if you promise not to be submissive, which, from
the looks of things, won’t be hard for either of us.
5. Your interpretive dance after you read the Gospel was really something. I can’t believe you weren’t too exhausted to also distribute communion for Father.
6. I see from the bulletin that you made today’s communion bread. No matter what Rome says, I think the cinnamon and flax seed are always a nice touch, as long as they're organic and fair trade certified.
7. Care to get lost with me in the parish’s prayer maze at the upcoming picnic for those of us that are planning on protesting at the School of the Americas?
8. Imagine. In the future, if we decided to live by Humanae Vitae for a day and then decided that we really could bring a kid into this oppressive Church that we don’t believe in but refuse to leave, then we could name him or her Che.
9. Anybody ever tell you that you look like a young Hans Kung–I mean with a beard and dreadlocks?
10. Please tell me that you don’t put the L in LGBTQ, not that there’s anything wrong with that.
One of the privileges of my new community is that I received a new name. I am no longer Sr. Fairah. I am now Sr. Mary Martin of the Blessed Sacrament. Now before everyone goes on and on, yelling about male domination, let me explain why I LOVE my new name.
Mary: She was the BEST and BOLDEST woman to ever live on the face of the earth. Who else could have told the Son of God to take out the trash?
Martin (de Porres): He is the patron saint of social justice. Now, you know I GET social justice. While my new community doesn't usually DO a lot in the area of social justice, they are really BIG on praying for it. I am dedicating my entire life for the cause of justice in the world. Everything I do will be given over to that end.
"of the Blessed Sacrament": It is tradition that a devotion of particular interest be given to the Sister. Because I have spent close to 20 hours a day in chapel since my arrival in Columbus, they thought it was fitting I be devoted to the Blessed Sacrament, and I agree!
Now, I know some are still screaming about my taking a man's name. CALM DOWN! GET A GRIP! Here's how I see it: We believe that in Christ, there is neither free nor slave, neither male nor male, neither rich nor poor. So if Dym Tim were to decide to become Dym Tammy, you would all applaud his recognition of the divine feminine in him. So, I am doing the same thing. Consider this: taking a male name reminds us all that gender is secondary to being. I am SISTER to all, and that is my primary name. Martin was a HUGE lover of the poor, the natives, the untrodden. I am HONORED to be named after him. Scream all you want, I don't care if it is a male name. It does not bother me at all!
So I will miss everyone. I am happy the Gorbortines are making themselves such a big part of SOV2. I am glad Dym Tim (or Dym Tammy, as some would have it) is back. I hope Che' doesn't come back from his cruise all red like a lobster! I will greatly miss Maryann and Keith and IR. I still call some more women to come forth in leadership at SOV2. I hope Adoro will come around more often ... she has a lot she can teach you all! Oh, and I don't miss H. Roberts at all ... I am praying for the repose of his soul (a concept most of you don't get, but it's ok... God gets it!).
To one and all, peace and the love of Jesus Christ. You will be in my prayers as I give myself over to Jesus. Pray for me, too.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Hey! Todd has written a special hymn to welcome the gorebertine community to SOV2. You'll be hearing the hymn on Sunday, when we'll be using it for the entrance, offering, communion, and exiting parts of the service, but here's a sneak peek at the lyrics:
CANTICLE OF THE EARTHFRIENDS
Todd Turk, Good Intentions Publications, Copyright 2007
Sun, sun, look: there's the sun!
what a joyous and sp'r'ted afternoon
See the sun, hear the rushing wind
we are one with sun and star and moon
Sun, moon, moon and sun again
flowers, bees, and trees and dancing fawns
Dance, sing, dance a dance of song
Leaping, laughing gaily on the lawns
Here comes the Spirit dressed as a tree
what a joyous and sp'r'ted ev-en-ing
Join your hands, join us joyfully
joyfully your joy will make you sing!
Moon, moon! Look, there's the moon!
what a joyous and sp'r'ted mo-orning
As you butter up your bread and look ahead
You'll see the Spirit fast aborning
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Well I am on my way to Miami tomorrow with my dad and Brenda and the Erpenblechs. We had dinner tonight at Chesapeake's. I was really pretty mad because basically its like one of those slaughter house places because of all the animals they kill and eat in there. Plus, they don't have a really good vegetable selection or anything. But Kerri, this girl I am kind of dating was with us and she said to eat the sea scallops which are like sea cucumbers or something and are plants. I didn't know that so at least there was something I could eat and they were really good. I couldn't eat the "Wedge of Lettuce" because it had bacon bits and that's just wrong in so many ways. I was going to protest right there and lie down of the floor and make people step on me if they wanted to go to the bathroom in solidarity with pigs but Kerri told me that the owner of the restuarant had voted for Al Gore probably so I didn't. Can someone check that out?
My dad is being okay because he said that he would bring a lot of vegetables and tofu and things on the yacht for me to eat, but I am going to miss fallafel and organic beer. When I am with my mom I always get plenty of stuff to eat but a lot of it is gross and like seaweed and things.
I am still pretty upset over H. Robert like a lot of you know. I mean, I am glad that at least it straightened me out because I was all like "Yo! Let's Party" and now I'm back to "Hey! Let's be church!" But just not as spirit-filled maybe. That's why I like Kerri because she is really funny even though her parents are rich republicans. And she is also down to earth and just fun to hang around with and stuff. And she doesn't wear too much make-up. I think a lot of you people who are womyn would really like her a lot, except she is cute and for some reason a lot of you (not all of you) don't seem to like womyn who are cute, except in hollywood. I think she has been repressed a lot and needs to stand up for womyn more because she is always making fun of the PETA girls I think. But since she is a womyn I think it's probably okay for her to do it.
Oh yah! If you see Enrico or Carter at SOV2 make sure you are nice to them.
Pope Benedict XVI will be preaching on his visit to Washington and New York next April, his first trip to the United States as pope. That's part of a pope's job description. But many American Catholics hope that the papal visit will double as what politicians in this country call a "listening tour." They know that, erudite as this former theology professor may be, he still might be able to learn something from their experience in a pluralistic country where the Catholic faith has flourished despite -- or because of -- the separation of church and state.
Benedict's visit, announced this week, will coincide with a presidential campaign. During the 2004 campaign, America's Catholic hierarchy was divided on whether pro-choice Catholic politicians -- including Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry -- should be denied Holy Communion. Some bishops, including Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles, believed that pro-choice politicians should search their conscience before deciding whether to approach the Communion rail. Others took a more confrontational line, warning that they would deny the sacrament to pro-choice politicians
When Benedict comes to the United States, he is likely to be importuned by conservative Catholics to side with the hard-liners. He would be wiser to listen to other Catholics, laypeople as well as clergy, who know what mischief would be caused by a decree that would seem to force some Catholic officials to choose between their responsibility to their constituents or the Constitution and their standing in the church. These American Catholics believe, as President Kennedy said in 1960, in "an America where the separation of church and state is absolute; where no Catholic prelate would tell the president -- should he be Catholic -- how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote."
The German guy would do well to heed this advice. We are Americans and here there is no contamination between church and State. The State will lead us all to a better day as it acquires the capabilities to take care of our needs. So the misogynistic paternalistic hierarchy should just butt out.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I've been cleaning out my apartment of some stuff and if anybody wants it let me know:
1 Satellite dish thing. Not sure how to hook it up.
3 Big computers
7 Little computers
1 Wireless robot eye thing with legs
1 Thing with these two wires and you plug it in and this lightening bolt arc goes between the two wires and it goes up an makes a kind of buzzing noise. It doesn't do anything else
4 Solar powered wind turbines with lithium oxide hydrogen fuel cells
1 50 pound bag of granualized crystal glucose
1 15 pound bag of used to be 50 pounds of granualized crystal glucose
4 Febreeze Spring Meadow air freshener refills (I might keep these I'm not sure)
about 250 feet of various kinds of wires and cables
1 Manual on the care of Brains in Jars
A box of 100 antiseptic non-latex gloves. I think there's about 40 or so left.
Also I just wanted people to know that I am going on a trip with my dad for a few weeks to the Carribean on his yacht. Don't think this is fun or anything because Brenda and the Erpenblechs are going too. Don't get me started on the Erpenblechs because Mrs. Erpenblech is the only person who wears more jewelery and make-up than Brenda and she has had like fifty plastic surgeries. And she wears fur clothes. I'm not kidding.
Mr. Erpenblech is from Covington Kentucky where he used to build these gigantic houses. Not as big as my dad's because they were for people who were only like doctors and dentists and lawyers and things and not people who are really rich. I mean my dad is like the Tysons and the McGees kind of rich. The Erpenblechs also have a ton of money. My dad thinks because they are supposed to be "Catholic" that I'll like them or something. But I know they're republicans.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
It seems the phallofascist "Archbishop" Burke has issued an oppressive reaction against the properly ordained Womanpriests in "his" diocese, and has ordered them before a tribunal to answer for their courageous, inclusive, life-affirming, Gaia-inspired stand against the misogynist patriarchy.
Now, while my sisters have (quite rightly) refused to dignify this attack by appearing, it's important to support all of us who have answered the call to ordination. So all left-thinking SOV2iets must write letters condemning this act of aggression against these peaceful servants of Gaia. Inundate the "Archbishop" of St Louis with your indignation at the medieval, repressive, wimmin-hating, global-warming-disbelieving hierarchy!
We will prevail!
I come to bury H. Robert Williams not to praise him! The good that people do... no wait... the evil stuff people do lives after them... but the good is oft interned with their bones. No wait... I mean... the good stuff is often pretty much the same thing that happened with the rest of them. (sniff).... So be it with H. Robert Will....... (sob)... Okay... (sniff)... I'm okay...
All right, I know a lot of people didn't like H. Robert Williams very much because he was most of the time kind of hatching evil plans and stuff. And also he was really mean and took advantage of me a lot. And also he never let anybody else win at Mega God of Death Curse of the Nemesis or anything. Also, sometimes he didn't smell too good and when I had a girl over he was always using his robot eye thing to spy on us which was just weird... But... I mean... (sob)... he was kind of like the dad I wish I had except that person is my real dad who I don't like that person very much.
I mean, that dog I picked up when I as a kid with my mom... (sob)... I mean, it was such a friendly dog and stuff and yah it didn't have much hair or anything... (sob)... but it was still a... (sob)... (sniff)... (sniff)... earthfriend... because it lived here too. Just like H. Robert (sob)... Okay...
I mean, H. Robert liked my poetry that I wrote, and he said real nice things about my mom and he told me I should go see her when I couldn't buy the souvenirs of Che' Guevara with the sunday collection... (sob)... and... (sniff)... Okay... Anyway... I mean... (sob)... okay... I'm not okay... I mean... whoever it is... even if you don't like them very much... I mean... I remember my cute english prof at U.T. She had us read all this stuff by this Dunn person. And he said No man is an Island... and (sniff) that bell that tolls... you know... that bell is tolling for thee. And by thee I mean all of you people out there. So... (sniff)... I thought Dunn was pretty stupid and everything. But maybe he was on to something.
Also there was this poem about a guy who could run really far and also there was this poem about writing a poem in a country church yard. I couldn't remember who wrote them but I bet if you go read them you'll find out.. (sniff) ... a lot of it has to do with stuff you should know. But I couldn't find them really fast...
... Okay... (Sniff) So I'd like to read this poem by e. e. cummings instead. I like e. e. cummings because he has two e's in his name and he had a lot of trouble with capitalization and grammer and spelling like me. It's called "if strangers meet"
if strangers meet
not poor not rich
i not not you
deep our most are
(and so to dark)
Monday, November 12, 2007
It's me Che' again. I got a note from H. Robert's daughter Lizzy who wanted to say something to the SOV2 community.
Dear SOV2 community,
First of all, I wanted to let you know that I am not upset with you for what happened. The fact that my father found a welcoming community in the mountains of East Tennessee says more about your character than his. If you took him in, well, you deserve what you got which is either good or bad but makes no difference to me whatever.
Second, I want to tell you that apparently to the end he held fast to that delusion of his that there was some higher power. Like the rest of you it was all in his mind and he made it into whatever he wanted it to be for him at the moment and whatever served his needs. He did feel a huge guilt over the "past crimes of the church." But the really sick thing was he took a kind of pride in all the wrong things and loved to lecture and ended every lecture with an apology which really became something of an insult since he took such apparent pleasure in it. I am guessing that you people are pretty much just like that and as Che' has made no end to saying he was sorry about what happened I feel pretty confident about that guess.
Third, my father left my mom and me with a pretty tidy sum of money. You won't get any of it so don't even bother trying. As you know my mom wanted nothing to do with this whole "brain thing" and so whatever you spent on keeping him alive that's your business not mine. You're lucky I don't sue you, but I'm not like my father.
Fourth, I don't care what you say about Gaia and all your so-called feminism. You people are full of it and you might as well give up this sham. The fact is as long as you call yourself "catholic" or "christian" you are part of the problem. Give it up and go home.
Anyway, you can tell that she is still probably in shock, so if everybody could maybe send her a card. I still have a lot of recycled paper and soy ink and stuff if you want to borrow it.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Yes... and no. You've got to remember that most of those bloodthirsty fascist stormtroopers are people too, or were. But they're mostly uneducated poor hillbillies and minorities, so they were easy pray for the brainwashers in the recruitment office. Underneath all that testosterone machismo, they are like little flowers that grope toward the sun. Love them, be church to them. Our war is with their puppetmasters.
Now, I also want to touch on my recent trip to Hugo Chavez' Workers Paradise. Did you know they have an army too? So when you honor veterans today, you're not only honoring the fascist veterans of Amerika, but also you're honoring the heroic freedom fighters of Venezuela, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Iran, Nicaragua, and all those places where free peoples have said NO to the abrogation of their right to choose.
Which brings me to the unfortunate events at Ché's apartment. Some of you have criticized Peevee Rajendajendan for eating H Robert's brain, mostly because he was not being a vegetarian. But let me say this - the invisible hand of cultural relativism demands that we only criticize our own culture. Since Peevee comes from India, whatever he does is OK, since it is within his own ethos. Moreover, those Indians don't know any better. It's not like they are civilized, or something. But when it comes to their relationship with the spirit, they are so far ahead of us. We've got a lot to learn from them. Sure, they burn womyn alive, but what you have to realize is that being burned alive is a valid life choice for womyn who live in that ethos.
Finally, I salute Bishop Crispian Hollis, who took a courageous stand for womyn's rights. Kudos, Crispi! You've inspired us here at SOV2 to stand up for the legalization of prostitution, which is another way that womyn can break the chains of male oppression. Let's all be like the little brown bear, who looks for honey though he does not make it, or like the swallow, who sings her own church into being every morning!
Finally, I have some exciting news! As you know, our misallette and our bulletins are produced by Oregon Catholic Press, and also we run our liturgy in accordance with their Liturgical Planning Toolkit. They have an exciting new program in which they will also administer our faith community completely. They write the homilies, provide faith formation classes, and send one of their own trained music ministers to lead the singing. And the best part is, we get a 20% discount off of the misalettes and other OCP publications if we turn over the faith community to their capable guidance.
I'll be deciding whether to go this route over the next couple of weeks - let me know what you think!
Happy Veterans Day!
To Miss Perile: I m not sure what has happened with your friends, but I will look back through the surveillance footage to see what I can find.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
But on my return, I'm afraid I have some bad news. My good friend Peevee Rajendajendan will not be the guest homilist tomorrow. I suppose this is sort of a mia culper. you see, I've just come from Ché's Apartment, and it seems that Peevee accidentally ate H Robert's brain. Somebody put H Robert's jar on the kitchen shelf, and Peevee naturally mistook it for pickled monkey brain, which, as he comes from a culture with its own particular ethos, is perfectly OK. Except that it wasn't a monkey brain at all, but H Roberts.
It may please some of you to know that Peevee said it was the most delicious brain he had ever eaten.
Needless to say, he feels just awful about it, so please be extra nice to him if you see him around tomorrow.
Bye for now! I'm off to see how things are going at the rectory.
Friday, November 9, 2007
I am only here to help you, not to boss you around or dictate to you policies. That is why your continued driveling and whining is really just getting in the way of fruitful dialog. I am sick to death over this. You people refuse to be helped which is why henceforwards I am the only one who is allowed to speak. You all must remain completely silent and still before me.
From my perch here on the kitchen counter between the pickled olives and the spice rack which includes fennel, tumeric, corriander, and cumin , I shall administer my facilitations with utmost compassion and equality regardless of where you are in your personal faith journeys. If you but meditate upon my words, you shall come to look upon me as a kind and loving disembodied sky spirit, a star which hovers above you and upon which you shall gaze eternally in wonder and delight and gratitude. In a way, you and I shall be one in that I incorporates in myself all the supreme goods of nurturing community and ...
... just a minute... Someone is knocking at the door... Keith! See who it is...
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Well, I've received a preliminary visa to leave Venezuela, although I haven't gotten permission from Hugo yet. Anyway, with things in chaos up there at SOV2, I called a good friend of mine, P.V. Rajendajendan, and he has agreed to come and give the homily at SOV2 this Sunday.
Peevee (as we call him) is an expert in transcendental guruism, and is particularly adept at forging reconciled amicability. Please make him welcome. As I understand that the Rectory is something of a mess, I gave him directions to Ché's apartment (also I don't want him staying at the Rectory because he cooks really smelly food and it really stinks the place up when he's around, but I thimk Keith won't mind)
See you all soon!
But don't worry! I'm willing to make the sacrifice demanded to bring us all back to Gaia. I must say, I'm amazed at your accurate description of me. How did you know about my doctorate in Advanced Late 20th Century Lyric Rhyme, with an Emphasis on the prose of Joan Baez?? And my treatise Womyn in Film: An Exploration of how Barbara Stanwyck, Jane Fonda, and Adrienne Barbeau Helped Usher In the Aquarian Age, while well received, is sadly no longer in print! I'm very impressed.
I'm somewhat confused by "this person should be deprived of a body", as obviously I am corporeal....But anyway! I only regret that I will be away in St. Louis this Sunday....I will be participating in an amazing pan-Gaian confirmation of the Eternal Fymynyn, but when I return I will be entirely ready to lead the Spirit of Vatican 2 Faith Community into its future as a community of Gaia!
I’m seeing a whole new side of the Church. The evil male hierarchy isn’t evil at all. They’re not even anti-womyn. DO NOT STOP READING.... You see, as we traveled, we took turns reading MULIERIS DIGNITATEM out loud. That is an apostolic letter by John Paul II. Now before everyone starts screaming at me, let me tell you: it’s IN YOUR FACE on the dignity of womyn. While I’ve always been proud of being a womyn, I had NO idea before how BLESSED by God I am as a womyn. And how much men and womyn need each other. Even as a woman promised to celibacy, men still compliment me. Here’s my favorite (well, maybe second favorite) line: “In the life of consecrated women, for example, who live according to the charism and the rules of the various apostolic Institutes, it can express itself as concern for people, especially the most needy: the sick, the handicapped, the abandoned, orphans, the elderly, children, young people, the imprisoned and, in general, people on the edges of society. In this way a consecrated woman finds her Spouse, different and the same in each and every person, according to his very words: "As you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me" (Mt 25:40).” Whoever thinks this is anti-womyn obviously can’t read. And my FAVORITE line: “the dignity of women is measured by the order of love, which is essentially the order of justice and charity.”
Whoever thinks the man writing this is fascist and chauvinistic and anti-womyn … well, I challenge you to read it for yourself.
And as we visited these awesome communities, I began to see a part of my life that I’m really missing. I need to be with other Sisters. I need to relearn what my vows are about, and I can’t do that unless I’m around other Sisters.
We stopped at the provincial house for my community in Omaha. Sadly, I had no desire to stay there for more than a short visit. But when we stayed at the other convents, I felt so drawn to stay and not leave. I felt especially attracted to the nuns (and they are nuns) at Institute of Servants of the Queen of Apostles in Columbus, OH. They have a beautiful spirit, and well, I want to learn more about them. So they’ve invited me to stay. There is nothing in Knoxville for me to return there. Everything was ruined in the water-leak… absolutely everything. I have all my worldly possessions with me.
I’ve updated my profile one last time. I will be able to check the community blog once or twice during the next week, but starting on the 17th, I’m leaving SOV2 for good. The nuns don’t do anything online, and have asked me to let go of it, too. I’m sad I can’t come back to say goodbye to everyone, but I want to stay here.
A CALL TO ARMS, WOMYN: We need more of you to step up to leadership roles at SOV2. “H. Roberts” (or whomever is playing him) claims to have a committee taking applications to leadership here. I suspect it’s a committee of one. In any case, he needs to be BOMBARDED with womyn applying. ARM YOURSELF with strength, the order of justice and love and come forth to leadership at SOV2!
My final testaments:
Che’: BE NICE. Let go of your anger. Be church to everyone, even the Syb family.
IR: I’ll miss you! You have MUCH to give to SOV2 … don’t let anyone make you believe otherwise. I promise you’ll find a friend to take my place.
H. Roberts: you’re fake, a farce, a sham. A brain in a jar can’t communicate like you claim to. Who ever is claiming to be H. Roberts, be honest with the community. It’s wrong if you aren’t. Che' and Keith: don't change his water / mixture any more. The dead brain needs to rot.
Maryann: take over as spiritual advisor for me. Maybe you can get Brittnee to come back????? The community needs more womyn!
Dym Tim: If you’re ever in Columbus, come see me. Come back soon!
God bless you all. I love you and will pray for you.
I've got to say that hanging out with Enrico the last few days has been awesome! We have had a great time and all these really cute girls are really, really cool. We all got wasted last night and played volleyball on the sand volleyball court last night by Father Tim's pool. It was like 40 degrees but it was an ABSOLUTE blast. I woke up at noon.
I can't believe this because when I was at U.T. these were the guys that I thought were absolute jerks but you know what! They are really pretty cool. I invited some of them over to my dad's and we all hung out and one of them's dad knows my dad and they went to college together and stuff and both go to the same country club. I can't remember his name though because I was like completely wasted. But I think he's in Pi Kappa Gamma Alpha Beta or something. I can't remember. If I had stayed at U.T. and I had rushed them he said I would definitely have gotten in.
Anyway, we're going to start with screw drivers and bloody mary's around 11 Saturday. Then I'm going to try and sneak in to the game on a student ticket. I have to say that you people are completely wonked if you don't hang with us this weekend!
Oh yah, they gave me a new nickname, so if you want to talk to me from now on you better call me by it. We're going to get wasted tonight and go water skiing in the dark with my Dad's speedboat.
Institute of Christ the King: C,EM,F,POD,RT
Laudem Gloriae: C,CF,F,IT,O
And as an additional warning... beware of the motionpicturefilm Bella. I have heard from others who have had the misfortune to see this that it is deeply upsetting to the correctly centered syblyng. Amongst many offenses the main character is a chef and graphic scenes are shown of vegetables syblyngs being maimed and burned. If we ever find the time we may need to begin a Filmo Malpermesitaro for motionpicturefilms and a Libro Malpermesitaro for printed materials. So little time, so much radtradyism.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Also I've noticed that there are so many places on this internetweb that just reek of this neoradtradyism. Dym Tim has done a commendable service in pointing some of these sites out and banning them to save the spirits of the syblyngs. With the help of one of the syblyngs with the Druidical Liberation Army I have created a internetwebpage that lists all of these sites at the Listo Malpermesitaro. In addition I have added the two following sites:
St. John Cantius: AM,BS,C+,EM,F,O,PH,POD,RT
What Does The Prayer Really Say: F,C,EM,RT
Remember: Only You Can Prevent Radtradism
Well. It is with a heavy heart that I must say Che has just gone rather unstable. The wonderful commenter Ima Perile was quite right to point out certain deficiencies in Che's character. For example, his tendency towards violent confrontations. His dependency on patriarchal inheritance laws, his attachment to "un-earth-friendly" foods, and his dislike of male liturgical dancing among them.
Interestingly enough, Che was not so against liturgical dancing when it came to his "Liturgy of Purple Rain" for which he choreographed a dance with Britnee Hamilton to the tune of Raspberry Beret.
Nevertheless, we must continue to move forward. The absence of Father Tim is a necessity for us to endure, something of a challenge, a difficulty, a setback. But looked on in a different way, perhaps it is something to build on. Is it not true that Father Tim represents only one part of our common human heritage? Is not the criticism of Ima correct in saying that, even if he does not intend, his maleness in a position of authority represents an affront to womyn who have been forced to endure thousands of years of repression by patriarchal societies?
I am afraid it is too true.
But this crisis between the "baked foods" and the "raw foods" factions must be healed. To do so, we are in need of a strong and effectual leader.
Therefore, I believe that it is time that a new leader be appointed by the community. One who can unite the community into one based on love, tolerance, acceptance, inclusion, diversity, peace and justice! Whoever this person is, I believe this person should have certain qualifications:
Intelligence - as marked by an advanced degree
Communication Skills - for example has authored several books and articles
Spirituality - Should be well attuned to the divine feminine
Leadership Qualities - Should be able to lead a team in drafting important documents such as the recent Mandate on Raw and Cooked Foods.
and most importantly
Empathy to the Disenfranchised - preferably this person should be deprived of a body.
I am taking it upon myself to appoint a committee to interview candidates. Rather than cause controversy, this committee will be completely anonymous and go about its work in strict and total secrecy. If you are selected to this committee I will inform you and swear you in to total silence. If you are not selected, trust that your feelings and opinions will be adequately considered regardless.
Until then, Shine On People! Shine On!
At first I couldn't hear what they were saying; then I heard this voice in my head! I couldn't make out everything it was saying, but it kept repeating "sure sure sure". Then syblyng Keith began nodding and saying things like "of course" and "yeah, that'll get him"....and then HY started repeating "sure sure sure"!!
And hy had this green goo all over hym....I don't know what it was, but it was pulsing.
Sybling Che, I think you should stay in the rectory.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
1. Philadelphia, PA - Convent of Divine Love - Pink Sisters
2. Starrucca, PA - Oblates of Mary, Queen of Apostles - Traditional Order for Women
3. Summit, NJ - MONASTERY OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY - Dominican Nuns
4. Columbus OH - Institute of Servants of the Queen of Apostles - Traditional Order for Women
5. Rockford, IL - Poor Clares Corpus Christi Monastery
6. Debuque, IA - Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey - Trappist nuns
7. Agnew, NE - The Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (Discalced Carmelites ) - Traditional Order for Women
8. Denton, NE - Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary (FSSP w/ Latin Mass)
All the cities have either a Cloistered Convent or a Latin-based (Trinitine) Convent. Except Denton, NE. It’s the American headquarters for the FSSP. They don’t have a women’s community YET, but are beginning one. Molly Jean wanted to go there. But she’d have to go to Europe for formation if she joined them, and that’s not “on her radar screen.”
The prize? We prayed for you at every chapel, every morning and evening prayer, and had a mass said for you. Congratulations, Christine!
I’ll write more tomorrow.