1) I asked Marlene a little while ago if she'd like a pork chop sandwich tonight. She made a face. She said she would have liked it better if it had been deep-fried.
2) Scott Mahlstedt adds some insight into the question of RC Cola and Moon Pies:
Pastor Ray -
I read your Crosswalk weblog "Polish Sausage and a Pork Chop Sandwich"
this morning. Your mention of RC Cola, along with the running Moon Pie communications reminded me of a song from the eighties called "RC Cola and a Moon Pie" by NRBQ. I did a little web surfing, and found an MP3 clip of the song. Here is the link: RC Cola and a Moon Pie by NRBQ.
I also came across some other related stuff you might enjoy. More links:
Is it true that in some parts of the south the Moon Pie is considered the closest man has ever come to producing manna?
Well, in the part of the South I come from, the Moon Pie is manna.
3) A doctoral candidate writes from Florida objecting to my comments about why I will not vote for John Kerry:
As a Christian Theologian I am so saddened by your article. To say that voting for Kerry would be a sin for you, of course you imply that it would be a sin for your followers. You have a tremendous amount of influence, as you know, and it was clear that you intended to use that influence.
I have no idea how much influence I have--most days it seems far from tremendous--but whatever it amounts to, I'm happy to use it for causes I believe in. As far as whether or not it would be a sin for anyone else to vote for John Kerry, I'm not the one to make that call. I hope all Americans will take this very election seriously and vote their convictions. For those of my readers who truly believe the Bible, I can only say this. Make sure you vote on November 2. Take your Christian convictions with you into the voting booth.
4) Yesterday my wife spoke with a friend about my conclusion that it would be a sin for me to vote for John Kerry. Her friend's husband has come to a conclusion of his own. He believes it would be a sin for him not to vote on November 2. God bless him, and God bless every American who takes this election that seriously.
As I read the note from the person in Florida, I thought to myself, "This is a great country. We can disagree deeply and profoundly and we both have the right to go to the polls and vote for what we believe in." That's what I plan to do on November 2.
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