To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Technical Difficulties & Religion

Have you ever clicked on a link only to be told that the site was unavailable? Well on one site they had a funny way of explaining why the page wouldn't open:
The page cannot be found
Possible causes:
Baptist explanation: There must be sin in your life. Everyone else opened it fine.
Presbyterian explanation: It's not God's will for you to open this link.
Word of Faith explanation: You lack the faith to open this link. Your negative words have prevented you from realizing this link's fulfillment.
Charismatic explanation: Thou art loosed! Be commanded to OPEN!
Unitarian explanation: All links are equal, so if this link doesn't work for you, feel free to experiment with other links that might bring you joy and fulfillment.
Buddhist explanation: .........................
Episcopalian explanation: Are you saying you have something against homosexuals?
Christian Science explanation: There really is no link.
Atheist explanation: The only reason you think this link exists is because you needed to invent it.
Church counselor's explanation: And what did you feel when the link would not open?