We are playing church hooky this morning...I woke up, or more accurately Gertie woke me up, this morning with the best intentions, but somewhere between 7:30 and 8:00 am my body and mind declared, "No mas." Ditto Fellow Traveler. We're just tired. This past week has exhausted us. We want to have a quiet weekend with our diminished family wagons in a circle. (We're attending a Worship Workshop Weekend at church this coming Saturday -- basically bootcamp for anyone interested in helping during the service in any way -- that involves walk-throughs of Sunday worship for potential lectors, Communion assistants and other dramatis personae. So we are going to be churched, and churched good, by next week.)
Anyway...I am laughing because, over on Beliefnet's "Crunchy Con" blog, a regular named Iraeneus has taken to calling me HeretikChik. As I've mentioned, I read this blog simply as a representative of the loyal opposition -- even though I'm sure Rod and his friends would argue the "loyal" point -- but to me it's gotten increasingly nasty, negative and paranoid. Which makes me wonder, again, why Christians have such a tendency toward meanness and gracelessness. I thought we were supposed to be a joyful people, living in Christian hope. Hell -- give me a roomful of Buddhists or pagans any day.