Never think that you need to protect God. Because anytime you think you need to protect God, you can be sure that you are worshipping an idol.”
― Stanley Hauerwas
Thanks for calling to tell me I am owed insurance money after that bus ran over me in Uxbridge Road.However,I have died since.
Thanks for asking me what I think of your telephone service.I prefer Westminster Cathedral.
Thanks for saying I have a beautiful voice.However you may not realise I am 87 and no longer date strange men or indeed any men or other human beings.
Thanks for the offer of three pairs of shoes for the price of two.I have 50 pairs of shoes now so I must turn down your offer or buy a new home.
Thanks for sending me the Sun.If the Guardian is not there I’d prefer nothing at all to come or if you are desperate for money send The Telegraph
Thanks but the LRB is too much for me already.It gives me a certain je ne sais pas or qua or da da as I walk into the Turkish Cafe for my coffee.It keeps men at bay.And women,I hope.I love Jesus best.
Please stop writing to me.I don’t speak Russian.I don’t even know if it is Russian.And I do not want to be your wife.Or a spy.
“American late-night television hosts delivered a number of jokes at the expense of US President Donald Trump and his visit to Israel on Monday, highlighting some of the US leader’s less delicate moments and off-the-cuff remarks.
On “Late Night,” host Seth Meyers made fun of Trump’s historic visit to the Western Wall, tying it to the president’s pledge to build a wall long the border with Mexico and make Mexico pay for it.
“President Trump visited the Jewish holy site the Western Wall in East Jerusalem today. He also said the wall was the reason Israel doesn’t have any Mexicans,” Meyers said.”
The way that we can split ourselves within
Is , in truth, the cause of grievous sin
The kindly doctor with his much loved wife
Experiments in Death Camps with his knife
On Sundays he takes in the Bread Divine
Washed down with God’s own Blood ,now changed to wine.
We would choose again to kill the Good
As madness rolls in overwhelming flood
Our forced conversions did not go down deep
Where dwells barbarian soul ,awake,asleep.
At times of strain the force of evil grows
To entertain us humans with its blows
What shall guide us in the time to come,
Since we murdered God and then his Son?