Rev. Calli

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About Rev. Calli

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    Lord High Barista of the Pickle Conspiracy
  • Birthday 01/31/1957

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  1. What are they thinking (the deities) .....

    Greetings to you my brother, I most assuredly agree. Life is way to short to argue about things that in the final analysis are matters that can not be proved by objective reasoning. For myself, I know what I believe and why, and I am happy to share my faith. But I do not want to make my faith something to be argued about. As to the earlier comment about what it must be like when the Gods get together, while I do not want to post the image here (as some might consider it to be inappropriate) the old National Lampoon Magazine (from back in the 1970's) once published a few stories that broached that very subject. Here is a link to that illustration, drawn by the great Neal Adams. Be warned, if you offend easily, don't click on it. Don't say I didn't warn you. In solidarity, Rev. Calli
  2. What are they thinking (the deities) .....

    Greetings to you all my sisters and brothers, To quote Bruce Wayne, when he is asked by the Flash in "Justice League" what his super power is, he summed them up in two words, "I'm rich," In Solidarity, Rev. Calli
  3. Greetings to you all my sisters and brothers, Personally, I think the Santa Hat on Buddha is pretty funny. But hey, I can be a bit odd somedays. I do think this points to the fact that we all have different ideas of what is funny and appropriate. Some years ago, I worked at the corporate headquarters at a VERY large brewery here in Milwaukee. One Christmas season, it was decided to decorate the tree in the main lobby of the corporate offices with tap handles emblazoned with the logos of our various beers rather than traditional ornaments. I thought it looked pretty cool, but a few of the VP's of the company took offense (they had not been on on the meeting of the Facilities staff when we discussed the decorations of the year)., and that tree came down and was redecorated with traditional ornaments two days later. Their rationale was that the non -traditional ornaments would offend Christians who worked there. I still think it was silly, but what can one do. We live in a world were people offend easy. In Solidarity, Reverend Calli
  4. My sister Joanne...

    Greetings to you my sister, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. In solidarity, Rev. Calli
  5. Revskky

    Greetings to you my friend, Welcome to the forum! In solidarity, Rev. Calli
  6. ndn-ron has passed

    Greetings to you my sister, As will I. In solidarity, Rev. Calli
  7. My sister Joanne...

    Greetings to you my sister, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I just went thru this with my brother and know how hard this can be. In Solidarity, Rev. Calli
  8. Apple 8, watch

    Greetings to you my brother, I’m can’t begin to tell you how much I’m looking forward to being away for a week. I’ll post pictures. In solidarity, Rev. Calli
  9. Apple 8, watch

    Greetings to you my brother, When the wife says no, it is indeed no. Unless of course you really enjoy suffering. In solidarity, Rev Calli
  10. Apple 8, watch

    Greetings to you my brother, I'll be posting pictures on my facebook page. We leave tomorrow! In solidarity, Rev. Calli
  11. Apple 8, watch

    Greetings to you all my brothers, My wife and I just upgraded our phones from the iPhone 6 to the iPhone 8 a few weeks ago, mostly because we are going on a trip to England and wanted to have phones with better cameras. I do find I like this one somewhat better than my 6. The camera does take much clearer pictures in low light situations. In solidarity, Rev. Calli
  12. Greeting to you all my sisters and brothers, While my heart is breaking, I can at least report that my brother made the transition from this life to the next Tuesday at 5:08 am. The day before, I was able to fulfill what was his final request to me and bring him a boom box as well as a selection of his Jazz CD's. When I played the first one for him late Sunday afternoon, he fell into a deep restful sleep like I had not seen him do for weeks. I had received a call at my home about midnight from the doctor saying he was having some trouble breathing. We decided not to put him on a respirator again, instead, we tried a rebreather mask. About an hour later his stats had improved and the doctor thought he would be ok for awhile. I asked her to make sure his music was playing and tried to go back to sleep. About 3 I got another call saying things were deteriorating again and that I had better drive down from Milwaukee. I arrived at the hospital about 10 minutes after he had passed away. I am sad that I was not there to hold his hand, but at least I was able to provide him the music that meant so much to him. I thank each of you for your prayers and/or good wishes during this difficult time in my life. In solidarity, Rev. Calli

    Greetings to you all my sisters and brothers, Speaking for myself, I find the pledge of Allegiance wrong on many many levels. While the full list of particulars is something I do not want to get into right now, my major objection is that it causes us to give worship to a piece of fabric (and a badly designed one at that). I do not give my allegiance to any object. I do pledge myself to freedom, to equality, to the concept of justice, and to the ability of all people to choose their own faith path or to reject the very concept of faith. That very idea that people are forced (or highly encouraged) to pledge themselves to an inanimate object kind of goes against the very ideals that object is supposed to represent. In solidarity, Rev. Calli
  14. Greetings to you my brother, Thank you for your prayers. We need them. In solidarity, Rev. Calli