September 29, 2020

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #125

podcast_logo.gifThis week: A Note from God, and the iMonk goes a bit nuts over legalism.

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Comments

  1. Is there a return address on that memo? There was that lawsuit a while ago — a local politician somewhere sued God in federal court, I believe, over all the evil in the world that He could have prevented, but didn’t. It was thrown out because of inability of service – no known address.

    I think it is your duty to forward a copy of the memo to that politician so we can finally get this straightened out.

  2. So the Super Bowl is this weekend? Had no idea. Shows you how much I care about professional football.

    I think I found one of the blogs that you were talking about. They berated that church in Arizona for canceling church on the Super Bowl because “the gods of the NFL take precedence over the God of the Bible.”

    And you wonder why people are depressed over doctrine and theology and other such things.

  3. “Is there a return address on that memo? There was that lawsuit a while ago — a local politician somewhere sued God in federal court, I believe, over all the evil in the world that He could have prevented, but didn’t. It was thrown out because of inability of service – no known address.”

    It was in Romania. Link: http://www.mg.co.za/article/2007-07-11-case-against-god-dismissed-in-romanian-court

  4. We are better than people who have Sunday night worship service, because we don’t have them.

    Yes, I’m being sarcastic.

  5. I had to look up Superbowl as Joe scared me. Tomorrow night is our first night church. We have people who work Sunday to get by, also we are having a different type of service, more quiet, bit more liturgical [see I do read here not just post]
    older hymns no drums. We call it Dayspring unplugged. We have an AA group that meets Sat. night and some want to go to church, but Sun. morning seems structured. Hey, I’ll preach and teach when ever where ever, but this is not about “better” or trying to get the same folks out again. Just reaching out. What Timing!
    We will vote tomorrow night weather to cancel for SB I don’t care either way.

  6. GranpaJohn says

    As I am finally back among the employed, I haven’t had as much time to follow along this week.

    I usually think of you like a 4 cylinder engine turbo coupe that is good on gas but has enough power to launch it when the pedal goes to the metal. But this week you’ve been running like a bored out eight cylinder dragster!

    Great satire, but Way TOO close to the truth.
    I would rather be in church than watching football but then I have no desire to be an armchair quarter back. I don’t even know who is playing this year; not my passion.
    But to make it a theological tag, might just cause YahWeh to go with the group who is shouting at the refs in the fourth quarter.

    Kept it up, I sure need the encouragement to keep from getting depressed about this church search…

    SMHG John

  7. It just figures that just when the NFL finally says it’s ok to have a Super Bowl party at a church, God goes and spoils the whole thing with that memo!

    Link: http://www.churchrequel.com/church_requel/2009/01/church-super-bowl-party-ok-with-nfl-but-what-about-god.html

    Thanks, Michael, for the podcast. I listened for the first time last week while I was working out. I really enjoyed it. I’ll be waiting for future editions! – Mark Pierce

  8. Headless Unicorn Guy says

    Great satire, but Way TOO close to the truth. — GranpaJohn

    Actually, the second half reminded me of IMonk’s annual Halloween essay; the one about the “post-Mike Warnke days”. And the great fade-out to “Great Big Stupid World”.

    Note that IMonk compared such legalism to that of Islam. Thing is, Islam serves up its “follow the rules or else” full-strength on the rocks; Shari’a makes the 617 mitzvahs of Torah look like an incomplete outline. As St Paul said about the Circumcisers “Why don’t they go all the way and castrate themselves?”, I say “Why don’t they go all the way and convert to Wahabi Islam? Drink the List of Rules straight on the rocks instead of watered-down!”

    I would rather be in church than watching football but then I have no desire to be an armchair quarter back. — GranpaJohn

    I’d rather be going back-and-forth with my writing partner over our in-progress SF novel or rolling the 20-sided dice at a D&D game myself. But then, I’m weird.

    Didn’t somebody say “It is not a sin to be weird?”