Swimming In My Head…

diving in the deep end…

I Fox’d up

What’s really swimming in my head right now is what’s going on with Catholic Rev Joseph Illo and what he’s said about Catholic Obama supporters and abortion.  But truth be known, I’m growing weary of all the fighting surrounding religion and politics.  My only question is, when did it become acceptable for religious organizations to become political machines instead of beacons of light for all that is good?

…stepping off soapbox now and moving onto something far less scary but equally categorized as horror…

So, we had friends in from out of town for Thanksgiving and we decided to make Sunday a movie day because if you can believe it – in Tampa, we had a tornado watch for the day…go figure.

We rented Zohan, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Shutter.

Shutter is the shhhh####t.  I had heard nothing about this movie prior to visiting Blockbuster and after the urging we received from the awesome Blockbuster Videorista that suggested it, we watched it.

What a good movie!  If you haven’t seen it…definitely consider watching it…it really was good.  Call me Siskel, call me Ebert, or call me to watch it again at your house…

Oh, the title?  “I Fox’d up”…yeah about that…I realized that the movie is a Fox production and I’m kind of mad at Fox for some other reasons…so, if you’re operating under a similar Fox ban, simply wear a hat, sunglasses and dark clothing when you go out to rent it…nobody will recognize you.

December 3, 2008 Posted by | Life In General, Movies | , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

What’s with the Mormons?

I’m just curious about the mormon church and their recent joining of forces with the Catholic church to tip the scale for donations to make sure that Prop 8 passed.

The mormons have historically had very bad things to say about Catholics including calling them the “church of the devil.”  So, I wonder how an issue like Prop 8 can mend fences so quickly?

It’s ok to join forces with the “church of the devil” to thwart devilish activity?  Come on now…that’s a stretch.  What I’d like to know is what are they protecting?  “The sanctity of marriage”?  That’s canned and ambiguous.  What does that mean?

Why are people so emotionally charged over something that, in the grand scheme of things, doesn’t even affect them.  If you’re not gay, why does it matter to you whether 2 people who are in love are allowed the same choices that you are afforded in the “land of the free”?

Why does ‘traditional’ marriage, as defined, only have a 50% chance of survival?  If it’s so sanctified, the percentage of failure should be considerably less than half.  My understanding is that, for a mormon, the highest degree of the kingdom is for a man to have more than one wife.  Is that how you get around that one?  Go green, practice polygamy – it’s the new adultery.

It may not be today or even next year, but when a group of people decides to join forces with another group of people that they have historically and will continue to call, an enemy merely to serve a fleeting, selfish issue, something bad will come out of it.  Karma’s a bitch.  You can’t be a martyr if you’re paying to be persecuted.

November 16, 2008 Posted by | Really? | , , , , , , | 3 Comments