Friday, May 18, 2007

It's Oh-So-Quiet...

Wow, not much blue knitting going on around here! I finshed a pair of socks that have blue stripes, so I need to get them photographed and displayed.

In the meantime, who is everyone going to vote for in the primary election?

Also, what do you think about the death of Jerry Falwell (I personally think Satan has a new right-hand man, but your opinion may vary)? Will his death have any impact on the Republican party, or was he already a has-been in the fundamentalist movement?



At 4:28 PM, Blogger Kimmer said...

As far as knitting goes, I've got two sets of socks going - one using Socks That Rock Midsummer Night, the other in a nice heathery rusty shade of Trekking XXL - and I'm working on a summertime jumper/dress for my youngest daughter (not blue, alas). I'm also planning to try my hand at dyeing yarn for a pullover hoodie; the original pattern calls for Manos, but I can't justify the expense right now. I'm gonna use Cascade's Ecological Wool in Natural and dye it kind of a burnt orange.

As for Falwell, I'm having a hard time feeling sorry for anyone on this one. As I'm a pro-choice pagan Democrat I was on several of his hate lists, and he represented everything I found wrong with Christianity. All I can really say is that I hope he's getting whatever reward he has coming to him in his afterlife.

He really was a minor player in the Religious Right as it exists now. The wingnut baton had been passed to Dobson, who is the one to watch right now. Now that Falwell has passed, though, it leaves room for the more "moderate" evangelicals, represented by Jim Wallis and the folks on the Street Prophets blog (a DKos spin-off), to take the religion back and actually start doing those things that Jesus cared about; you know, the things like healing the sick, feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, housing the homeless, all the stuff that had nothing to do with homosexuality and abortion rights.

At 6:17 PM, Blogger pantoufle said...

As my boss likes to say, "He's going to split Hell wide open."

At 6:59 PM, Blogger Tara said...

I was going to say I was taking a break from all the blue knitting, but then I remembered the mitered square blanket--all blues. I should take a picture of my squares.

As for Jerry Falwell, I can't begin to describe my joy. I've always wondered why good people die young but the assholes live on and on. His death leaves room for someone nifty.

I decided long ago that if that was Christianity I no longer wanted any part of it, but now I realize that he and his ilk have really very little to do w/ Christianity.

I'm sure some nutbag will take his place (and Pat Robertson and James Dobson are still alive and kicking last time I checked) but for now, I'm stoked

I addressed this on my blog and expected hate mail and comments but have really had none. I have a feeling that the majority feel the same way that I do

At 7:34 PM, Blogger Marianne said...

Well, I wasn't unhappy about 'Foulwell' dying...and at a relatively young age at that, seriously.
I'm hoping he's in his own little private afterlife dealing with the wrath of his god. heh.

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Krista said...

I have driven past his college in Lynchburg and I tell you, it creeped me out. I actually felt a relief when I found out he died. It's sad to say, but he was a part of all that is wrong with the world. You can be any religion and be a dangerous extremist.

At 7:57 PM, Blogger Elspeth said...

I keep meaning to start my blue project, then I get distracted my more red (gasp!) ones! I am furious the republicans took my favorite color!

I thought it was interesting he died and coincidentally I am currently reading a book by Larry Flynt (who you know got sued by Falwell and WON!).


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