Thursday, February 05, 2009

My, my, my!

It is truly a wonder that an international incident could arise out of a birthday greeting to a 100-year-old hymn singer -- theology aside.

Moral of the story: Next time you're tempted to say "happy birthday" to anyone, put a hand on your mouth and walk out the door. Doing so might get you stoned to death on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

7 comments:

Stan McCullars said...

Perhaps the crisis could have been avoided had you not abbreviated Happy Birthday as Happy B-day. Perhaps it offended people in a similar manner to how some people are offended by the use of Merry X-Mas in place of Merry Christmas.

Ron said...

Grievous error indeed.

Randy said...

Joel,

Help me out here. I think I might have missed something. Was there a news item that got by me? An international incident and Happy Birthday to Shea? I normally keep up on things and can also read between lines, but I am perplexed.
After you tell me, I'll probably have that "deer in the headlights" look!

Be well,

Randy

Solameanie said...

See the post below on George Beverly Shea.

Randy said...

Joel,

I just finished it. I find it sad that some just want to pick a fight just to fight.

Another thought. I did find your comment on some ultra-fundamental Baptists interesting. I know of one group that thinks John MacArthur is a heretic! Personally, I think John is one of "the" finest teachers around.

I just don't know why some people want to cause division for the sake of doing it. Doesn't Proverbs mention some of the things the Lord hates and one of them is "those that sow discord among the brethren?"

Be well Joel,

Randy

Phil Perkins said...
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Solameanie said...

Phil,

You're banned. Remember?