Thanksgiving without God. Barack and Esther. A Limerick.

Can folks have Thanksgiving and not mention God? (1)

Esther does not even once mention God. (2)

“If I perish, I perish” (3)

An expression to cherish.

T’was Sarah’s and Bibi’s Thanksgiving, Thank God! (4)

(1). President Obama in his Thanksgiving radio address reflected on how truly lucky we are. He gave thanks to the troops and volunteers in soup kitchens and spread it around. In fact, he gave thanks to just about everybody, but not God.

(2)There is a book in the Holy Bible that does not mention the name of God, not even once. The book is Esther (Hadassah in Hebrew). Yet God is everywhere between the lines, just not expressed in words.

(3)When Sarah Palin abruptly resigned as Governor less than 3 years into her term, she went fishing. The press was there and asked her many questions. She claimed the reasons for her resignation were so obvious that anybody should get it. Liberal interviewers are not just anybody, so they kept asking. In one of her answers she said the phrase from Esther, slightly concealed “If I die, I die”. This was too deep for the interviewers, for they do not even know there is a book in the Bible called Esther, and if they do they would never admit it, for the Bible is not something about which they are supposed to acknowledge any knowledge.

(4)In March 2011 Governor Sarah Palin’s arrived in Jerusalem just as Israelis celebrated the festivities of Purim.

Purim is the day Jews celebrate the story of Esther. It’s a very festive day. Kids dress up and food gifts are distributed to family and friends. People are very joyous and there is a lot of singing and dancing in the streets. It’s customary to drink lots of wine on Purim. It is also a day of giving a plenty of money to charity.

Governor Palin joined Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his family for dinner in Jerusalem on Monday evening; The Purim dinner!

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3 thoughts on “Thanksgiving without God. Barack and Esther. A Limerick.”

  1. We are Outraged by one priest’s dress code that prevents us from celebrating Mass. Please visit and lend your support at my blog. Thank you.

    If I had in any way offended you with this comment, please delete with my sincere apologies. Thank you, Eric

    1. I have to admit, I am astounded at the level of intolerance on the part of the warden, you and the Priest. While the tone is civil I sense that the spiritual point of the gathering together is missed. I quote from
      Colossians 3:12-17
      English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

      12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

      Notice the words thankful, thankfulness and giving thanks are the imperatives. This is not optional. You have a lot to be thankful for, a wife that would look good in anything, a church in dispersia, fellowship. Do not ruin a good thing.
      The warden probably read the dress code narrowly. Be thankful she can have pants at all. When they made the dresscode, they probably did not want shorts, so they specified full length slacks.
      Churches in foreign cultures have to deal with cultural prejudices all the time. They take a long time to change. If there are converts from Islam, Hunduism of Bhuddism in the congregation be sensitive to their prejudices.
      Other than that, go in peace brother. And be thankful.

  2. The Bible has given us much evidence that the Lord Jesus Christ may come for His people during the feast of Purim, which takes place March 7th, 8th, and 9th of 2012. Just a few days from now.
    Please post this note on your Face book wall, or in Google, Yahoo, Twitter, blogs, websites, or other online media outlets you may have. Encourage your friends to re-post this note and keep it going. Also, if you speak another language please translate this note into your native language and post it online wherever you can.
    Why post it?
    Esther 8:17 And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king’s commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.

    The publication of this news is entirely for the comfort and encouragement and blessing of the people of God.

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