"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday, 25 March 2016


HAnonymous has left a new comment on your post "LIFE IS A BITCH AND THEN YOU DIE": 

That is a terribly depressing title for your post.

Life is what you make of it, or are allowed to make of it. Luck and fate are obvious influences.

It seems that you have lived a full and satisfying life, notwithstanding setbacks and suffering.

Most lives experience happiness and joy along with pain and sadness.

It's what we do with our lives to fulfill our destiny, whatever and wherever that takes us.

This particular weekend recounts one of the most powerful and emotional stories in human experience, so lighten up a bit and let the sun shine in. 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 25 March 2016 at 10:43

The title is not meant to be taken seriously.

Last week's Maclean's magazine had an article suggesting Jesus never existed. Research  fails  to produce evidence that he lived. It seems reasonable. Since none of us were there at the time, we are hardly in a position to argue. 

I am not inclined to argue. 

 Good Friday is the most solemn day in Catholic faith.The Eurcharist is removed from the tabernacle. The oil lamp that lights the altar twenty-fours hours a day to signify The Presence ,is extinguished on that day and the next . And joyfully lit again on Easter Sunday. 

Considering the influence of the  Church, that  it was  founded on three years of Christ's ministry and has survived two thousand and sixteen years since is certainly impressive.

The lessons taught in that short span of time have stood the test of time. No consult, no code of ethics could improve upon it. 

I never really bought  the miracle concept. Walking on water, stretching a couple of loaves and a few fillets to feed thousands and raising Lazarus from the dead seemed a bit over the top. But the narrative didn't depend on its authenticity. 

The concept of Limbo was a bigger hurdle but I reserved my own counsel about that. 

All in all, It really doesn't matter if  research proves Christ did not exist.

 I will continue  to believe  that he did.Faith is the first founding principle. 

 Life would lose meaning without belief in a higher power. 

Whoever wrote the story made a very convincing job of it. 

If nothing else,what measurement could be used to distinguish good from evil ?

How else would we cope with life's vicissitudes? 

From the darkest day, Good Friday, to the glory  of Easter Sunday, life is celebrated and Hope springs eternal...the second founding principle.


Anonymous said...

I see miracles each and everyday! The fact we wake up in the morning when some people don't is enough for me. Happy Easter eveyone. :)

Anonymous said...

Many of us take everything you write seriously.

Anonymous said...

Not her topics. They are generally quite amusing. I usually grin and try and figure out her source.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the version of the life of Jesus in which he survived, caught a ship and left. Eventually he was married and there were a couple of sons born. It worked for me.

Anonymous said...

Are you not concerned with what's going on at the old Tannery property on Tyler St.