Atlanta blogs today: Earl Paulk fathers his nephew November 20 2007
Once again, the name of Christ is tarnished by pastoral malfeasance. This type of behavior screams for condemnation, but is predictably (as youâ€™ll read in the article) met with rationalization and blame-shifting.
— Mile High Rev of Littleton, Colo., on the latest sex scandal to emanate from Bishop Earl Paulk at DeKalb's Cathedral of the Holy Spirit at Chapel Hill Harvester Church. Paulk got biblical with his brother's wife and fathered his own nephew. Paulk's sonphew, D.E. Paulk, is now the church's head pastor.
What are we really giving thanks for? Things are pretty shitty right now for the economy, we arenâ€™t doing well with international relations, and we, as a nation, continue to marginalize ourselves; both from the rest of the world, as well as our â€œunwashed massesâ€. I guess we could give thanks for being able to eat, breathe, live, etcâ€¦ but it really makes me think about how far away from the sense of â€œsurvivalâ€, and the meaning of Thanksgiving in the first place. Are we really thankful for what we have anymore?
— Duane at DuaneMoody.com ponders the meaning of Thanksgiving.
Don't worry, it's not a depressing post. By the fourth paragraph, Duane reveals that his partner, James, has just given him a Nintendo DS. "Perhaps the fact that I am becoming a Nintendo fanboy is reason enough to be thankful this week, eh?"
For Monday, November 19, my household used 12 cubic feet of water or 93.6 gallons.
— JMac at Safe As Houses is keeping track of his household water consumption.