May 24th, 2011

his friend Jesus

Here we go again

Sunday, we prayed for those who had set their hopes on Christ's return, only to be disappointed. They are our brothers and sisters, and we take no delight in their being wrong. It would be so easy for some to give up on their faith in Christ because they've been taken in by somebody, in Charles Williams' words,
. . . loquacious with a graph
or a gospel, gustily audacious over three heavens.

Meanwhile, Rapture-monger Harold Camping has doubled down on his claims, saying that the end of the world will now come in October. Last time around, he said that the Rapture (Jesus returning to claim his followers) would happen last weekend, with the destruction of earth following in October. Now, they're supposed to happen at the same time, I guess.

Hegel was right. History does repeat itself, the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.
camp cook

Staff of Life

Made a half batch of communion bread from my favorite recipe. It's cooling on the rack now. Just put in another large loaf of our experimental new Hearty Soda Bread. We'll see if we have to tweak the recipe.