atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#4134: Oh the weather outside is CRAPTASTIC!

I shouldn't really say that. It's really not too bad, considering how much snow is melting. I think we've lost about 6" of the total accumulation. It's 50° outside.

It's very foggy today, though, which is about what you'd expect from wafting warm moist air over ice.

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I agree with Marko. The idiot who let his dogs run free is at fault.

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...this is the second time I've written this post. I noticed some dirt across the top of my keyboard and wiped it off, and in the process hit the "home" button. My browser dutifully went back to my home page, eradicating everything I'd written, and when I tried to recover the draft that LiveJournal supposedly autosaves every so often, I instead got the entirety of the previous post I did.


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The other day at work I was heading to the men's room, and happened to see something on one of the TVs in Home Theater that made me roll my eyes.

I can't remember the televangelist's name, but this guy billed himself as an apostle. It said right there on the screen, "Apostle So-and-so".

"Who the hell," I muttered, paraphrasing Denis Leary, "has the balls to call himself an 'apostle'?"

Matthew, Luke, Mark--those guys were apostles. They wrote the freakin' gospel, were hand-picked by Jesus to spread the good news, and were themselves the workers of miracles and other wonders in addition to personally being present for the miracles Jesus performed including his ascension into heaven.

The "only" thing that happened to the Apostle Paul was having Jesus appear to him (after Jesus had died, rose, and ascended) and ask Paul he persecuted his people? Paul was struck blind for only a few days by the vision.

This guy on TV, on the other hand, is...on TV. Yeah.

I just can't wrap my head around that, a person arrogating to himself such a title. That's one of those things you can't just decide on your own, you know; it's not like calling yourself a "disciple" of Jesus. Jesus had tons of disciples, even when he walked the Earth; but there were only a handful of apostles and most of them were the guys who wrote the gospel. The ones who were present at his ascension, the ones who had the flames over their heads, those guys were apostles, made so by Jesus himself.

I may be wrong about this, but I don't think I am.

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