Saying for the Day:" After this Pine Valley will never be the same.
Because I went blogging last night I had trouble sleeping. I read a lot of good blogs. They weren’t the problem. I read funny blogs and cute blogs. I read blogs about every day problems. I read a blog about a romance of 5000 years ago complete with a picture. That was good. I read about a miracle that happened to a person who doesn’t believe in miracles and I smiled. But then I read the blog of a lady that I always considered to be a nice person, a bit opinionated , but nice. She decided to insult my faith. She doesn’t believe in the Virgin Birth. That in itself is okay. She is entitled to not believe. I respect that right. There are Christian theologians who don’t believe the story to be litteraly true. If she had said I just can’t believe this Virgin Birth story that would be okay. But she had to do what millions have done before her. She had to retell the story to her liking. She had to take and change Mary from the heroic figure who agrees to be the mother of Jesus knowing that people like my friend will demean her for it. A heroic figure who will stand at the foot of a cross and watch her son die. She has to take that poor w0oman and turn her into a bad little girl who had sex with some guy down the street, or her uncle, or a Roman soldier or whatever. Then this sni9veling pathetic little girl instead of owning up to her sin lies to Joseph and tells him of the visit of an Angel. She is so pathetic old Joe believes her and has a dream. My friend says that since Mary had to have sex with God that some guy out there was God. My friend ends her blog entry by saying that she supposes that some Christian will have to set her straight. As I expected the three comments she had to that point were not from Christians but from “ good for you lady” atheists. One of them even saying that all Christians were dumb and just needed to be educated.( I’ll match my grades at the secular university against his any time). I did not feel a need to straighten her out. I just felt demaned and hurt. Why do those who don’t believe have a need to attack us? I read a lot of blogs and there are a lot of proud atheists out there who don’t spend their time making fun of Christians. But there are some who must attack. They ridicule us and what we believe. I thought I had come to the point where I could just ignore the attacks . I think this one got to me because eI like the lady. She is feisty and a fighter. She seems to have a real concern for people. I don’t think she would tell a racial joke or go out of her way to hurt anybody. So why does she feel a need to smash our stories and dare us to starighten her out? I will continue to read her blog because I know this one blog is not the whole person. But as they say on the soaps “ After this Pine Valley will never be the same again.”
@@@@News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my garage where the trains still run, dragons fly, and the coffee at Nancy’s is alwys hot– It’s supposed to get up to 15 degrees today in Pigeon Falls. That’s almost a heat wave for this time of year. In the last few days Nancy has sold a lot of coffee and people wanted their saffron buns warm. Mrs. Marvel stopped in after her return from Disney World and gaveNancy a beautiful English Tea Pot with a dragon on each side. Nancy just loves it as do her tea drinking customers. Sahe loves it so much that she has choosen not to spread the latetest rumor about the marvels. It seems Mrs. Roomstead was in to the shop yesterday and told Nancy that she had a cousin in Florida. This cousin who lives in Orlando has a friend who lives in Kickme and belongs to Laughing Lutheran Church. Laughing Lutheran is without a head pastor but last Sunday a Pastor Marvel preached a trial sermon there. It seems he was from Pigeon Falls and since the cousin had comne from Pigeon Falls the friend askeed her if she knew anything about Pastor Marvel. She in turn called Mrs. Roomstead to see what information she could get. So Nancy knows the Marvel’s may be leaving but she doesn’t want to believe it.
The Marvels have been in Pigeon Falls for so long that people have trouble remembering who was here before them. They are a part of the community. There are all kinds of Marvel stories that people tell. He is liked by many and loved by some. A few will be glad when he is gone. It won’t be long before the entire community knows that he is considering leaving. Indeed they will hear as the story spreads that he is going to leave not that he might. Small town have there own communication sysytem which is fast but not always accurate.
The New Potatoes play tonight. They have now won four in a row. People in town are in shock. The gymn will be full. Where were all those people when the team was losing. Some , of course, were over at the bar fighting over the team name. Some had just given up on basketball. Now there is talk of going all the way downstate. Everybody loves a winner.
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This was another dull day in which I didn't do much other than watch televison and blog. It is still too cold to go out. Tomorrow Peter and family copmes to visit. Betty started another puzzle. We played canasta and Betty won, again. I will sleep well tonight. The person who had me so upset in my blog today sent me an E-mail and said she was sorry that she upset me. She explained the nature of that entry and that she had removed the blog entry in question. As I said I thought she was a kind and caring person and I was right. I hate to think of the number of times in my life I have upset people I cared about without meaning to. I guess if I hadn't seen so many attacks on the faith on the internet I would have ignored it. I need a breathing treatment.