Friday, February 08, 2008

Don't Squawk Unless You've Been Hit

I've gotten a lot of flack, privately, about my salvation post of January 18th, below. I'm reminded of a saying of my sainted mother (who everyone agrees will make it, despite her poor job at raising her sons.) She used to say that when you throw a rock into a flock of chickens, the ones who squawk are the ones who have been hit. You figure it out.

11 comments:

easy said...

come on, give us some details.

rdl said...

personally, i thought it was great. but i can't get my brain around those chickens.
How bout another Barack post tho. I'm a little worried that if he wins can he beat McCain. But this AM in the Sun. Globe i read that they (the analysts) think he can.

rdl said...

oh maybe i do get it about those chickens, i think. the squakers are the ones where it hit home???

Catch Her In the Wry said...

Welcome to the club.

Lydia said...

Hmmm, see, I thought it was a great post, and that you did a good job of being respectful of those whose mileage might vary. Not having had a salvation experience, I figured that saying "wow, you were brave to hold out as long as you did against a lot of parental pressure" might sound insincere from someone who hadn't been there. But knowing you got flack, I'll say it now :).

Marilyn said...

I had some time this morning and so I went back to the referenced post and Hughes' essay. Egads, my stomach began to churn as I remembered the various times when I've sat captive under the sway of a manipulative evangelist. Even as a little child, I had picked up the concept of God's kindness leading to repentance, and I couldn't understand the abusive imagery used to motivate and exploit people. To this day such ideas are toxic to my system! So, let the chickens squawk. Your mother was a wise woman!

rdl said...

Hope none of those rocks hit you! miss your posts!

easy said...

Yeah, Amish Law, where have you been? Working on the Obama campaign?

Anonymous said...

Have you read any good books lately. Have you seen any good movies? Any comment on the Oscar wins? Brenda

rdl said...

Ok this silence is killin us. C'mon post anything a movie review, a shopping list we're not that fussy. ok you've made me beg don't make me get up now. :D

Anonymous said...

It's spring, please come out of your hole!

With all that's going on with Barack Obama you must be really occupied. Are you a super delegate?