Sunday, November 11, 2007

Homily, Sunday, November 11

Hey! Happy Veteran's Day! Isn't it cool how the readings are all about things that are about Veteran's Day, even though the readings were written over 7,000 years ago? It just goes to show how the Spirit moves through time. Now, I can see from some shocked faces out there that you weren't expecting me to say Happy Veteran's Day. I mean, should we be having a Day Of Silence to honor the innocent peoples killed by the bloodthirsty fascist stormtroopers that our government sends in our name to oppress the people of the world?

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!

8 comments:

Che' Lovell said...

Hey,

This is Che'. Thanks Father Tim for the nice things you said and stuff. Right now I am feeling very upset and don't think I would like to talk and stuff.

Some people don't know but this is the scond brain in a jar I have killed because I also killed L. Ron Hubbard because I touched him with some germs. This one I killed because I should have been taking care of him but I was partying and stuff.

But we'll be having a special celebration for H. Robert on Tuseday.

A lot of times people think celebrations are all happy and stuff but this one won't be at all.

Che'

Syb Bob said...

Dym Tim, wonderful words about veterans day. I never thought about it like that before. Now I can observe the day in peace. And on this day I think we should also meditate on the fact that while the bread we have during mass is symbolic of Jesus and a representation of his death by a fascist neo-con government that we now have an example in which H.Roberts has in deed and truly become real food for a human. Very Church of him. So like the man I and others knew.

Sr.Fairah said...

Syb Bob,
HOW DARE YOU compare H. Roberts to Jesus????? And HOW DARE YOU reduce communion to symbolic representation? Jesus himself (and YES, he is a HIM) said, "my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink."

DO NOT MAKE ME COME BACK TO SOV2 and take you to the woodshed, Syb Bob! You NEED to retract that comment and talk to Dym Tim about the Eucharist. IT IS NOT JUST SYMBOL.

I promised to be online until the 17th, when I've promised the sisters I"d give it up for good. However, I'm not sure if I can stay around here for another week with comments like this... you break my heart!

ignorant redneck said...

I am worriyed abowt PeaVei, onna counna all of granpappis fule and al the hawt sawze i put in h robbers jar.

i nefir thawt somebodi wuld et him an i hop peeviii aint'n't pizzened.

ignorant redneck said...

an the bleech...

but i'z not sad abowt h robberete, onna counna he waz in my bank akkownt an took mi inhairitance, all 22 dollar and 97 cents.

Uless it uz those episoposa chicks with mustashes. or maybi that girl from Clancis barr and pole grill...kulda bin that fella from the collekshun agancy... .

Che' Lovell said...

Hey,

Yah... though I am really sad about what happened and everything, I am pretty sure that H. Robert's idea about giving himself for the community pretty much was really about leading everybody else and stuff.

By the way... did anybody ever read his book "Prickly Topics" because I wanted to look it up for for the elegy I am writing but i couldn't find it.

Che'

Syb Bob said...

Oh Sr. Fairah, you know all of that changed with Vatican 2. We're much more enlightened now.

Che' check in the Liturgical Director's office. I think it's being used to prop up a wobbly leg.

Sr.Fairah said...

Nice Try, Syb, but the Catechism came out AFTER Vatican II and supports Vatican II..... and it clearly says, "The mode of Christ's presence under the Eucharistic species is unique.... This presence is called 'real' - by which is not intended to exclude the other types of presence as if they could not be 'real' too, but because it is presence in the fullest sense: that is to say, it is a substantial presence by which Christ, God and man, makes himself wholly and entirely present." -paragraph 1374


Be ENLIGHTENED in truth, syb bob....