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Old 04-14-2018, 06:02 AM
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The head of the "Christian" Broadcasting Network just brought out a book called The Faith of Donald Trump. And a reminder: on the day, 80% of Alabama white evangelicals voted for Roy Moore.

Cheers,
John

Cheap Grace

Cheap grace visits Herod in his glory,
and he remembers Salome. He does
not feel too bad about things, and he sleeps
the sleep of babes. For thus theology
explains forgiveness. When Nebuchadnezzar
is eating grass, his throne seems far away
and unapproachable. Why did he quit
that elevation? Was there no cheap grace
to be had from the faithful? Could he not,
like any man, enjoy himself? The mighty
are not like you and me. I wrote a book
about their faith, so go ahead and buy it.
In it, I speak of grace. I speak of how
their spirit is uncompromised by sin
we might feel bad about. How as a Christian,
I preach forgiveness for the folks who vote
as I do, not for those who don’t. So please
distinguish faith from doubt. And if you see
me on TV amid the sinners, well,
such is our struggle, when we speak of grace.

28.iii.2018
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:24 PM
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"The Faith of Donald Trump ..." Wasn't that the working name of one of his Russian hookers?
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:46 PM
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The title is pretty funny. The guy's interviewer had trouble keeping a straight face during the interview. And the CBN guy also explained how Donald Trump and Roy Moore - literally - are totally different from Bill Clinton, who was a tremendous sinner. I hope to have captured some of that.

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John
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:47 AM
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The ways of the Muses are strange indeed. Impressed by John's scary evocation of messianic partiality, mine remained mum... until May's ghastly televised 'statement' luxuriated in her experience of it being her "first time" that she had committed others to military action, from which she and her kind remain so comfortably remote cosseted in the folds of the southern English countryside. Something snapped and I remembered the latest Spectator comp. .... and I remembered Adlestrop.

(Note to Jayne. I intend no breach of the rules but, having started this thread, it seems only fair to post the result here as well as in the Speccie comp thread.)

THE SECOND TIME

Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire
The little traces that remain
Recall that superheated day
The Cotswolds flowed down to the plain.

That hour the Churn was vaporised,
When Ampney’s Crucis came to pass
And Aston Magna seemed misspelt,
There stayed no splendour on the grass;
But cornfields, now with May aflame,
Swept from Slaughter on to Slaughter
And toadstool vapours borne on winds
Sucked up sweet Avon’s bardic water.

No village Churchill could withstand
That black, bird-stunning bitter crop;
Five miles north-west, war’s poet paused.
Yes. I remember Adelstrop.
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:48 AM
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The ways of the Muses are strange indeed. Impressed by John's scary evocation of messianic partiality, mine remained mum... until May's ghastly televised 'statement' luxuriated in her experience of it being her "first time" that she had committed others to military action, from which she and her kind remain so comfortably remote, cosseted in the folds of the southern English countryside. Something snapped and I remembered the latest Spectator comp. .... and I remembered Adelstrop.

(Note to Jayne. I intend no breach of the rules but, having started this thread, it seems only fair to post the result here as well as in the Speccie comp thread.)

THE SECOND TIME

Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire
The little traces that remain
Recall that superheated day
The Cotswolds flowed down to the plain.

That hour the Churn was vaporised,
When Ampney’s Crucis came to pass
And Aston Magna seemed misspelt,
There stayed no splendour on the grass;
But cornfields, now with May aflame,
Swept from Slaughter on to Slaughter
And toadstool vapours borne on winds
Sucked up sweet Avon’s bardic water.

No village Churchill could withstand
That black, bird-stunning bitter crop;
Five miles north-west, war’s poet paused.
Yes. I remember Adelstrop.
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:45 PM
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AH - galactic malfunction, Jayne. I attempted to edit (minor spelling and in the usual way) and somehow it has reposted itself, corrected.

I've no idea how to undo this. Can you help and preserve the second posted version?
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:05 PM
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I'm just off to a meeting, Nigel, and in a big rush, but after a very hasty read I'm not quite sure which post(s) you want me to delete, sorry!

Unless you're really concerned about it, I wouldn't worry... we all make little slips... but if you still need me to remove anything, can you PM me again please, with clear instructions (...er, given my hair colour!! )

Jayne
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Armageddon

A is for always acting the ass
R is for the reckless way he rants
M is for mismanagement of monies
A is for those asses he admires
G is for the grief he gives our allies
E is for erotic ego-trips
D is for the dimwit way he “deals”
D is for damnation he deserves
O is for his obscene oligarchs
N is for wanting to nuke nuclear nations


Apocalypse

A is for acting the ass
P is for pardoning pals
O is for obscene orders
C is for Jim Crow crap
A is for accusing aliens
L is for lying and looting
Y is for yelling and yawping
P is for pimping Putin
S is for saying he’s sane
E is for election envy
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