Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Vatican issues traffic-safety commandments

I had to get out of bed for this one!

My husband is in violation of commandment number five:
cars shall not be for you, an expression of power.
That's going to be a whole lotta Hail Mary's for him!



Blogger David N. Scott said...

Huh. At first that seems silly. But on the other hand, it's a pretty awesome idea, if it works. So there you go.

ps, I posted a bit of theological hair-splitting to ya at the `Swamp.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Gary M said...

That's why I drive a 350 horsepower Pontiac GTO...better to rule in hell than to serve in heaven!

6:55 PM  
Anonymous John Milton said...

Word up.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

I love a fast car but only if I'm behind the wheel. And okay so maybe its not a buff muscle car like a GTO but instead a white maxima but heck it goes fast that's power...isn't it? (good thing I'm not Catholic..even better my husband isn't!)

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Gary M said...

Dana, that indeed is power. The Nissans have American-style pizzazz. BTW, I feel tha same way about motorcycles; I feel perfectly safe only if I'm the one doing the steering.

I have trouble feeling guilty about a whole range of things that weren't considered remotely sinful until 1954-78!

Isn't it amazing how John Milton monitors this thread? They get around up on Flower Mound!

9:54 PM  
Blogger Mike LaRoche said...

If Moscow was the Third Rome, then Flower Mound is the fourth. God bless Texas!

10:49 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

"I have trouble feeling guilty about a whole range of things that weren't considered remotely sinful until 1954-78!"

...until you recall Milton's words from that lost paradise, "Long is the way
And hard, that out of hell leads up to light." Bummer.

I travel to work through a gorgeous canyon where coyotes still slyly slink and red tailed hawks soar overhead watching for their next meal, and always start to race the curves smooth as silk until I force myself to slow it down, down, down and take the time to absorb the surrounding beauty and strange gift that is my commute. So even though there is some power from gunning it, that might just be more power from slowing it down and knowing what its worth.

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Gary M said...

God bless Texas, indeed, Mike, and thanks for doing your bit to keep it blessed!

And Nancy, after hearing jokes about Dallas blondes, I'll always keep in mind that a random number are on the other side of that imaginary "color" line; one dark rinse away from that appraising, self-aware look that says, be on your best game--intelligence is on duty.

Dana should simply have her own radio show. I'd love to hear her actually read these gems of language! Come to think of it-- "NCM Radio" could offer a range of weekly distaff audiocasts.

10:48 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Radio?? Radio????? Nothing less than a television talk show will do!!! And it must include my international beauty and style guru Texas girl!

10:29 AM  

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