The only damper on the day is that I can't find my Moulin Rouge CD, and this is an occasion that calls for the belting of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." Fnarr.
Checking my email this morning, I got a response to my "Mel Gibson Says His Wife May Go to Hell" item on my blog. Keep in mind, now, that I included no commentary of my own--and that I'm a lapsed Baptist, not that anyone on the blog knows that:
Although it is not a popular stand in America today, I certainly believe that the only way to get to heaven is through the Catholic Church, period! Is this to say that we can know God's mind and his judgements? No, but if God grants salvation to people outside of his Church (Roman Catholic), it is through the graces of his Church and not through an alliance with any other church but His.
Wow. I wonder how this person found my blog. I wonder if this is a regular reader or... I don't even know how he'd find it. Dozens of people have posted this news article. And... part of me wants to say, "Good for you, having a strong religious belief. Live long and prosper!" But there's another part of me that can only think, "Wow. I disagree with you to such a degree that I am not sure it is possible for me to disagree more strongly. Good job." And there's a nastier part of me that wants to say, "Thanks for the input, Cortez--don't you have some natives to go
Religion: as likely to bring out the worst in us as it is to bring out the best.
New icons: I like the first one particularly for Valentine's Day. I'm going to have to create a "heroine addict" keyword for my last icon space, and just change the picture out every other day or something. Requested by folks at the retro icons community:
Again: take anything you want, and leave suggestions if you have any. I think I've gone through most of the previous requests, although I'm still looking for a few pictures.