Happy Saturday before Christmas! Yes in just two short days it’ll be Christmas! Spending the day today baking cookies and watching the BEST Christmas Movie…It’s a Wonderful Life. But wanted to pop in with a friendly reminder that the Holiday Bazaar shop has been restocked with items from Christmas past…it was restocked yesterday! I’ll be doing a full SIB post on them later in the week (well technically next week, since today’s the end of this week…but I think you get what I’m saying)
Pssst….even though tomorrow is Christmas Eve, it’s still Sunday…which means we’ll still have an Open Thread available for those who love the threads. 🙂
I can’t believe I’m saying this…but maybe my post a couple of weeks back, asking for an Alien Invasion is for real, and may be closer to the truth than we want to admit!
In that post, I made the point that humans only really seem to come together in times of great global conflict. And that maybe it would take an alien invasion to bring us all together (hence the relevancy of this TSTO event!).
But, I thought I was mostly joking…until I read some of the headlines this week.
Happy Saturday! Just a friendly reminder that the Holiday Bazaar shop has been restocked with items from Christmas past! I’ll be doing a full SIB post on them later in the week (well technically next week, since today’s the end of this week…but I think you get what I’m saying)
So, Jesus, Buddha and Shiva walk into a bar…
The bartender looks up and says, “I can serve you two, but he has to go…”
Of course, this is the kind of open-ended conundrum that has a way of setting all of us afire with debates over who or which “ism” is the best or “only” path to enlightenment. There is nothing so unenlightened, as deciding that there is only one path to enlightenment…
It’s also a reflection of how we play the game of TSTO…
I know. It’s “only a game.” And, it’s a game that many of us play as an escape from some of the day-to-day conflicts and unending bad news that seems to be swirling around us these days. However…like it or not, the programmers and writers of this particular episode may be conveying one of the most important life lessons we could ever learn, about how to get along in the world.