Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The News of the Year In Religion

I always preach the first sermon of the year on the news of the year in religion. Most years it's been the GOOD news of the year in religion, but sometimes I forget to save happy little snippets of interfaith cooperation and the like, and this year it's just publicized as the news of the year in religion, neutral.

I am going to focus on the hurricanes and on Tookie Williams.

I turned on the television this morning to see if he had been executed and when I saw his face, I immediately felt sick. I have many mixed feelings about the death penalty -- I WANT to be totally against it on principle -- but in this case, I just felt in a very visceral sense that I didn't want to participate in pumping this man full of poison. That's all.

I'll work it out for the sermon. Meanwhile, what do you think merits the Story of the Year in Religion?

4 Comments:

Blogger LaReinaCobre said...

I dunno ... I don't really follow religion. News. Religion news.

The pope dying?

01:17  
Blogger Chalicechick said...

Yeah, the Pope dying and the election of Cardinal Ratzinger was the first thing I thought of.

CC

11:02  
Blogger The Emerson Avenger said...

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14:01  
Blogger PeaceBang said...

Robin, nothing in this post is about you. Nothing in any of my posts is about you. If you have nothing relevant to add, don't comment. PeaceBang is not about you.

18:46  

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