Thursday, December 16, 2010

Quotes of the Week

Our churches do not superstitiously observe days, merely as days, but as memorials of important facts. Christmas might be kept as well upon one day of the year as another; but there should be a stated day for commemorating the birth of our Saviour, because there is a danger that what may be done on any day will be neglected every day. - Samuel Johnson

It is reported that a young boy went with his parents to the Mall during the holiday shopping season (I expressly did not say Christmas shopping season, since I see no connection between Christ and the year-end spending frenzy that characterizes American culture). He saw a long line of children with their parents, waiting excitedly and expectantly for a chance to sit on Santa’s lap. The boy in absolute but profound innocence asked his parents, “Where’s the line for people waiting to see Jesus?”

Good question. -Doug Kutilek

A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see - and hits it. - Author Unknown

Lots of people talk to animals. Not very many listen, though ... that's the problem. - Benjamin Hoff

The bureaucratic mentality is the only constant in the universe. - Dr. McCoy, Star Trek IV

This next year, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union address occur on the same day. As Air America Radio pointed out, "It is an ironic juxtaposition of events; one involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of little intelligence for prognostication while the other involves a groundhog." - Unknown email source

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