Today, being a religious holiday for some in this world, I thought I would enjoy some movies on the theme. I own Religulous, and Dogma, so when I get through with the day’s activities, I may indulge myself or watch a murder mystery on PBS.
Sometimes I want to tear out my hair at the foolish goings on of the human species when I see all the carnage brought about by “faith”.
Just give me some Jelly beans instead of martyrdom and leave me be.
Easter Sunday Morning 2016
As usual for Sunday, I tune in the CBS Sunday Morning television show. There were several things that I enjoyed this morning. First, the view of the final segment of geese swimming and diving in the creek in Silicon Valley. It reminded me of all the ducks in ponds that I had photographed over the years while raising my young son.
The religious theme of the program was brought out by featuring Joel Osteen the televangelist.
His dad was a preacher in the old style of Fire and Brimstone, and it made young Joel go into studying communication and learning the t.v. broadcast business.
Now he makes his millions by selling books, (8 so far) and churns over $90 million per year.
His message is feel good, but I cannot tell the difference from his messages and that of a snake oil salesman. His smile does not help anybody in any other faith to have a better life or deal with everyday insanity.
Moving on to the movie review, Mr. Edelstein talked about the new movie Batman v. Superman.
It looks like there are worshippers of this franchise who will line up for tickets. I saw from the little clips shown on the program that it is one long comic book feast of violence, just perfect for the season.
After the show, I went shopping which is the only thing to do if you want to come back to reality. I bought Peeps, as that is how I celebrate the day.
Also the Sunday paper, which gave me all sorts of reminders of the day, and with reading about the mother who always found the girl’s chocolate bunny and ate the ears off, I was reminded again of my chocolate bunny experience.
So kids-here is a confession- Did you ever wonder why you never got too many chocolate bunnies in the Easter baskets?
That is because your mother not only ate the ears off, but the whole thing! So sorry- too much chocolate is bad for young teeth!
My plans for the rest of the day include finishing up a great book The Pentagon’s Brain, an uncensored history of DARPA, America’s top secret military research agency, by Annie Jacobsen.
Then I am taking my picnic salad down to the yacht club and work on weeding the patio area.
On the way there I get to watch shore birds in the sanctuary have their breakfast/lunch and hope the tide comes in so I don’t have to smell the stench of exposed mud flats.
Every nice thing here is balanced with some negatives, so again it is what I celebrate.