General Commentary (May be military related) email: Kudzuacres1@juno.com

Thursday, August 24, 2006
I heard a great line this morning that I would attribute to the speaker if I could only remember who it was.

"I am 61, too young for Medicare and too old for women to care."

Wednesday, August 23, 2006
In a comment below Jim Smith asks about my eye. It is about the same although I seem to be adjusting to the world as seen through smeared vasoline. It becomes really uncomfortable by the end of a day staring at the computer screen.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006
So I'm watching Fox while I exercised this mornig when one of the early morning ditzies breathlessly interviewed a Baptist pastor from somewhere up North. The board at his congregation has removed an 84 year old Sunday School teacher giving as the reason "women aren't to teach men". It had to be up North because anyone from the South would have realized that a lot of congregations do not allow women to teach men. It's in the Bible and they pretty much go with a literal interpretation. A lot of congregations take the view that Paul was talking about a particular situation not the Church in general. They are both Churches. People are not required to attend a Church that they do not agree with. If you don't like the literalist version, either stay home or find another.

Apparently the pastor is also a city councilman so his religious beliefs are somehow relevant and national news. There appears to be no indication that the gentleman has any problem with women in the marketplace. In fact he stated that he thought women should be able to do as they pleased.

Whenever I hear or read a story such as this one, I wonder just how hard it would have been for the "reporter" to actually learn something about the beliefs of the people they are reporting on. I know of some denominations where women are not allowed to speak in Church based on Paul's admonition that they remain silent and ask their husbands when they got home and I know of denominations such as the one I belong to that have women pastors and preachers.

Okay, back to sleep for me.