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Last night I did my usual viewing of "Last Temptation of Christ". I still love it and it's still the Jesus movie that feels the most real to me.

This morning Steve said, "We should probably go to church." Since I still love Jesus and Mary and only have the severe reservations about the existece of His Dad, I agreed this would be the respectful thing to do. Since we'd never been there before, we went to Airman Memorial Chapel on Miramar. It's a fairly large chapel and the place was packed. The sermon was meh and I had some moments of great awkwardness since I can't claim I believe in God the Father, the Almighty. On the other hand, there was a hymn about Jesus being the seed that, laid in the ground, becomes a stalk of wheat. "Before that he may live again, John Barleycorn must die," I sang to myself. You can't keep a good corn-god down.

Church was followed by brunch at Denny's. We then returned to the base so Steve could look for a particular laptop he wanted. While he was looking I bought a little chocolate rabbit and chocolate egg for him since he'd said as we were watching the kids have their egg hunt that he wanted Easter candy. They didn't have the computer, so he was pleased to get the candy.

I did a bit of Facebook purging today. N is a gal I knew when I was a teen who would never do anything about her problems. The classic, "I hate my life and I'll ask your advice then ignore it," type. Now she's in a job where she's verbally abused and hasn't been paid in three pay periods. I asked her why she stayed in it. "Because we need the income," she said. Um, if you're not being paid and you're always getting yelled at, why stay there? When she said that this Sunday is "only bringing her sadness" because the place would probably close down I had enough and cut her off.

There was also an admitted Communist who is a big fan of the IRA, the Palestinian Intifada, the Iraqi insurgents and other violent groups that are VERY arguably freedom fighters. Of course he doesn't have a job, and I don't know what he'll do when he's out of college given his commitment to "fighting capitalism". Yeah, goodbye.

Low carb and no alcohol discipline continues despite my one cheat day. I am losing weight. I've lost between five and seven pounds with the same amount to go. Since I got like this eating out constantly and eating everything, I'm confident the poundage will stay off once I get down to a more reasonable size.


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Apr. 25th, 2011 12:02 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a good Easter to me. Just a quick question, if Jesus and the Father (and the Holy Spirit for that matter) are all one, why do you have such a hard time believing in the Father when you believe in the Son?
Apr. 25th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
It's the concept of an all-powerful, all-knowing god that I have problems with. I can't bring myself to believe in that. So I picture a non-personal Divine of which Jesus understands in a unique way. I suppose that does allow for a Trinity, but I'd just rather not go there anymore for my own comfort.
Apr. 25th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
"Before that he may live again, John Barleycorn must die," I sang to myself. You can't keep a good corn-god down.

I am flattered that you thought of my [version of that widespread] song at such a time. Sometimes I wonder how Catholicism would have turned out if Mithraism had won Rome instead. Easter bulls? A bull laying springtime eggs?
Apr. 25th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
I think that the religion of Mother Isis was more likely to be spread internationally than Mithras. She had staying power; IIRC the last Isis temple was shut down by the early Muslims.
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