Comment by the Old Adam — August 31, 2013 @ 11:45 pm
“Some seeds land on rocky soil…some on fertile ground…and others down Clyde’s sleeve.”
(2nd Melonations 7)
Comment by Stephen Cracknell — September 1, 2013 @ 4:33 am
I’d really like to comment on this but I feel as a non-American I may end up offending ‘you-all’ by injecting unwanted humour (that’s the correct spelling) into the context of a deeply held national tradition. Is this what you do on Labour (that’s the correct spelling) Day? In my country, we just chase kangaroos and flies! You need to put Orson, Clyde and Bob on the next Qantas plane and we will re-educate them for ‘you-all’.
Comment by Errol Grant — September 1, 2013 @ 4:25 pm
Stephen, my so wise Aussie friend, Orson, Clyde, and Bob, did not write that. Their education is fine. As for ‘Labor Day’ and ‘humor’, those words are spelled correctly as the first choice in spelling, ala, Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary of the English Language, fifth edition. Adding the letter ‘u’ after the letter ‘o’ is acceptable, but only as the second choice. But then, I should not expect you blokes down under to be concerned about that as ‘you-all’ mutilate the Queen’s English as few people do. Just be thankful that Angus is not so old as to confuse Labor Day with Labrador.
PS. I do check out your web site on occasion and I find some interesting things there. Keep up the good work.
Comment by Stephen Cracknell — September 2, 2013 @ 3:12 am
Errol… we do stand convicted as mutilators of the Queen’s English for sure BUT we have never dumped her you know. She is still our Queen and we her convicts. To be candid – we actually spit seeds too. Angus would like us to see the hook in the humour but ‘Old Adam’ has scored a winner. My wife and I are forever grateful for the seeds sown by earnest Sunday school teachers. We both grew up in non-Christian homes and learnt about Jesus from them. The fruit took years to actually grow on the trees but grow it did! Thanks Errol for your kind encouragement.
Comment by Dominic — September 2, 2013 @ 3:19 am
Q. What is the difference between ‘spittin’ seeds’ and ‘sowing seeds’?
A. I have never enjoyed water-melon, but I have often enjoyed preaching God’s Word.
Comment by John — September 2, 2013 @ 11:22 am
Seems to me that this one has spawned a bit of intellectual arrogance and pride.
Comment by Errol Grant — September 3, 2013 @ 12:24 am
And maybe a little judgmentalism, also? Just a bit of friendly bantering between bloggers on a website that contains a lot of satire is considered intellectual arrogance and pride? Sorry, friend. Didn’t mean to offend.
Comment by Stephen Cracknell — September 3, 2013 @ 2:48 am
Thanks again Errol. Please don’t take me too seriously John! A lot of tongue-in-cheek humour due to a lot of respect for the Sandwich and I happen to live ‘Downunder’ (so we love you American folks!). I’ve ‘met’ a lot of really nice people on this site over the years and I’d be very happy to spit seeds with the likes of Angus, Errol, Mary-Lou, Carol, Eddie, Dominic, Helen, Gumbymonster, etc, etc anytime. In fact, I try to stir old Angus up a bit from time to time and I get the odd bite – all in good fun. I’ll admit John that within my heart lurks arrogance and pride. If you sense it for real, then a private email would be good. Take care (come back Gumby – we miss you!)
Comment by the Old Adam — September 3, 2013 @ 8:26 am
You folks ought lighten up a bit on our Aussie friend.
It’s not his fault that he lives in a place where they run around around in tight shorts and thick striped shirts kicking and under handing a off-shaped ball while strange men with white hats point at the ground…and they call it “football” (it is not – we own the game that much of the world has their own bastardized version of).
Curved sticks that you can’t throw away and billabongs and such can certainly be some of the reasons that those ‘downunder’ types never learnt properly how to sphell.
Comment by Errol Grant — September 3, 2013 @ 2:40 pm
Well, Stephen, that Old Adam is certainly a pesky fellow. He troubles me every day. I just wish I could leave him at your favorite billabong or bounce one of those curved sticks off his head real hard. I thought I saw Angus a-riding old Humphry to one of those billabongs you guys are famous for. I didn’t know if he knew the billabong was a watering hole for Humphry or if was it was for him. Methinks it may be the later, since he too, is bothered with Old Adam. But then again, I may have just been halucinating from that good old piggy rib I was enjoying yesterday on Labor (insert the ‘u’ if you must have it) Day. Question – Are ‘roo ribs as good as piggy ribs, or leg of ‘roo as good as leg of lamb?
Comment by Stephen Cracknell — September 4, 2013 @ 5:54 am
I’m sorry Errol and faithful Sandwich followers. I have never been able to bring myself to eat Skippy. Call me yellow. Call me conservative. Call me a patriot. The ‘roo is off the menu at our house near the billabong. One correction for Old Adam. The ‘football’ he is referring to is an aberration of the southern states. Where I come from, we follow Rugby League – a man’s game if there ever was one. No spittin’ seeds there Angus – we spit teeth!
Comment by the Old Adam — September 4, 2013 @ 6:24 am
Rugby is alright for a game where the passing is underhanded and backward.
Reminds me of our Democratic Party.
Comment by Tim — September 4, 2013 @ 10:58 am
Really Old Adam? You had to go and insult half the Christians in America, your own brothers and sisters in the Lord, with that crack about politics?
Comment by John — September 4, 2013 @ 2:50 pm
Shine the light of truth on anything (including politics) and you are called judgmental! Seems like God was shouted down at the Dem. convention, good to know He’s been picked up again Tim.
Comment by Stephen Cracknell — September 4, 2013 @ 3:40 pm
Old Adam … not ‘Rugby’ – that’s a different game! YouTube ‘Rugby League’ and after you watch you will lose all interest in politics having been captured by the game where it’s perfectly legal to pass ‘overhand’ if you want!
Comment by the Old Adam — September 5, 2013 @ 8:37 am
But I do know that Christians are far from perfect, myself at the top of the list.
And I do know that Christians are free to practice whichever politics they decide is best.
I just needed a something to go along with “underhanded and backward”. I could have used ‘union leader’. But Democrats, who are ruining this country at a much faster clip than the stupid Republicans, seemed like a good fit.
A pox on both their houses. How’s that?
I’m an equal opportunity offendor.
Comment by the Old Adam — September 5, 2013 @ 8:39 am
I’ve watched many a rugby game and I have seen a few tepid overhand passes. If they’d allow them forward, then it’d make it much more exciting.
Comment by Errol Grant — September 5, 2013 @ 4:11 pm
In regards to the political comments here. Methinks that Ichabod may already be writ large over what was once our fair nation. The blame would not be onesided, all parties are at fault. It is not just the politics, but all areas of life, social, ecconomic, moral, religous, educational, and political. National repentance is needed by all our people and we who blog on this site as well as many others need to start the process right now. A serious question for serious theologians:- If Ichabod should written over our house (nation), can it be removed by national repentance?
Comment by Errol Grant — September 6, 2013 @ 10:58 pm
How about it Maurice and Emmett Peabody, our twin theologians, or our wayfaring Bohemian Baptist friend, can you give us a little of your wisdom on the Ichabod question posed above? I would lots rather have you fellows answer this than Rob Bell or Todd Bentley, I can only imagine what they would have to say.
Comment by Mary Lou — September 15, 2013 @ 1:44 pm
We enjoy humour (with a ‘u’) on Labour (with a ‘u’) Day here in Canada, too. In fact, we enjoy humour any day! I’m glad there are so many people here to provide it.
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