Friday, March 06, 2009

Random Thoughts...

Just things that have popped in my mind lately.

* Char really is the un-salmon!

* Two-egg yellow cake is not that much better with buttermilk. Though it may have just been the recipe.

* If Chick-Fil-A really is a Christian business, shouldn't it just be serving fish on Fridays?

* Speaking of which: I hate to admit it, but the Fish Filet from McDonald's is kind of satisfying.

* And the sugar-free cupcakes from Ms. Desserts aren't bad at all!

* Tastykake's sugar-free cupcakes, on the other hand... bleeeeeeeeh.

* God, I could go for Ethiopian right about now. Or maybe tomorrow.


Nanc Twop said...

Char is the un-salmon?

I had no idea.

Then again, I've had charred items, but never 'char' - have I missed much?

John said...

Only if you want an acceptable salmon substitute. Really, char and salmon taste, feel, even look aline!

Chodite said...

McD's fish sandwich - agreed.
Though last time I checked, it had more calories than a Big Mac or a Whopper. Or maybe that was BK's fish sandwich. Either way, who would've thunk it?

Anonymous said...

You are confusing Christian with Catholic. Believe me, two very different things. And in fact, Chick-Fil-A is Mormon, which is not really Christian either.

It's complicated, but just trust me on this.

John said...

Anon: This is not the forum for this, but I have to vent anyway.

I have heard this factually and theologically incorrect line about Catholics not being Christians before. I'm sorry but that is not the truth. It may be a combination of factors that lead people to this fallacy. Many Protestants, especially those who consider themselves and only themselves Christians, emphasize that the only thing that will save you is belief in Jesus Christ as your personal savior. No Catholic
believes anything different from that. Catholics do indeed believe in good works and actions as well. It boggles my mind that anyone would say that believing in Jesus is the only thing that will save a person, even if it means they truly believe and then turn right around and act like a dick. So no - a very important part of that belief is good works and actions, that is, acting the way Jesus did. Belief that is not backed up by those actions is just hollow belief, and you might as well believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Perhaps it may also stem from the notion that Catholics worship the Pope or place him on an equal footing with Jesus, and/or that Catholics worship saints and/or Mary. Both are misinterpretations of Catholic theology, and do not at all happen.

So no, it's actually far less complicated and confused than you are saying.

Ironically, the Catholic books and teachings I read as a kid told me that ONLY Catholics are real Christians, and that all Protestants - including those Christians who say that Catholics aren't Christian at all - are damned to hell. Of course, I have come a loooooong way, and no longer believe that nonsense that the sisters stuffed into my head. It is regrettable that some non-Catholic Christians still do.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I didn't mean to offend, honestly, and I meant no disrespect. I have no affiliation with any religion at this point, but in the past I have been intimately acquainted with both Protestant and Catholic religions and the teachings and hypocrisies of both.

My point was just that, yes, there is a big difference between Christians and Catholics, that being that Christians do not observe Lent and eating meat or not on certain days. And apparently neither do the Mormons.

John said...

@Anon: Forgiven. I'd say it's a difference of semantics: Christians recognize Jesus as the Savior. By that definition, it's impossible for Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox Christians, even Mormons not to be "Christian." But offense not taken (any longer). It's just a touchy subject with me. Though to be honest, and to not go into detail, a lot that the Church has done has really been, well, "un-Christian" as of late. Though the same holds true for a lot of Protestant Christians in the US.

And that's the last I'm going to say about religion :)

Renee :-) said...

Hi, John! It's Renee. And I'm glad I wasn't the one who posted about the Catholic/ Christian thing...that was my first thought when I read your Chick-Fil-A comment. Yes, it's all about semantics. Sounds like an SAT question: "If all Catholics are Christians, and Catholics celebrate Lent, do Christians go to Chick-Fil-A on Fridays?" I don't know, just me being silly. Anyway, bring on the chicken, beef, whatever!!!