I’m not wearing any pants

Peter and Gordon – Lady Godiva

Today’s Quote: “It is not always the same thing to be a good citizen and to be a good man.” — Aristotle

From the Catholic Telegraph

  • An Indian cardinal has said that drunk driving is a sin that ought to be confessed. In most places it’s a crime and I’m not so sure a confession to a priest and a few Hail Mary’s is going to solve the problem.
  • The Archbishop of Valencia in Spain has suspended all masses in this town until the town council publicly apologizes to the parish priest for threatening to beat him up. It seems the priest had a small problem with a large gathering of young people meeting to consume alcohol in the street and then parody the church and make fun of the Eucharist. Sort of sounds like Spring Break. I can see where the priest might have a problem with this, especially in a a predominately Catholic country. The Spanish practically invented the Inquisition or at least made it an art form.
  • It also seems that the (Anglican) Church of Ireland claims that there is no biblical or historical basis for the Catholic doctrines of the Assumption, the Immaculate Conception, or papal infallibility. You know what? I’m not gonna touch that. But one quick question. The Pope is supposed to be infallible so was he fallible when he was only a cardinal?
  • The Modesto, California public schools have, for the past six years, required ninth graders to take a nine-week course on world religions. The course of study begins with two weeks studying the First Amendment rights and the U.S. history or religious liberty. I think that’s a great idea, present them all equally. When the requirement began, researchers from Stanford University and the College of William and Mary started tracking students’ attitudes and their understanding of different religions and of constitutional rights governing free exercise of religion. Interestingly, the article mentioned nothing about the results of this research.

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. Which artist attracted the largest audience ever at the Maracana Stadium in Brazil in 1990? A) Paul McCartney B) Julio Iglesias C) Madonna
2. What is the term for the fusion of rock & roll and country & western music? A) Progressive Rock B) Grassroots Rock C) Rockabilly
3. Whose nickname was “Captain Trips”? A) Eric Clapton B) Jim Morrison C) Jerry Garcia
4. Whose album was the best selling live album of all time? Is there Anybody Out There by Pink Floyd B) Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton C) Live Killers by Queen
5. According to the movie, The Blues Brothers, what kinds of music are “both kinds of music”? A) Country and Western B) Rhythm and Blues C) Rock and Roll

Music Trivia Answers:
1. A) Paul McCartney
2. C) Rockabilly [From Rock and hillbilly.]
3. C) Jerry Garcia [Eric Clapton’s nickname is “Slowhand” after his guitar playing style. Jim Morrison was known as “The Lizard King” because he was known to expose himself on stage.]
4. B) Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton
5. A) Country and Western

Four out of five today. I didn’t know about the McCartney concert in Brazil.


Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.