the tweets of god

November 27, 2012
The book "The Last Testament: A Memoir by God" is kind of intriguing. In parts it's a scathing parody, but like a lot of scathing parodies, it expresses some intriguing and insightful points about its subject matter, and like a few scathing parodies, there's some affection for the subject there. I quote from the related Twitter feed TheTweetOfGod often, and these were my favorite of the "100 Top Tweets" the book leads off with...
Yes, I'm pro-life. But if you're familiar with my work you know I'm not exactly anti-death either.
Every positive role religion plays in society also falls under the category of "good manors."
Closed-mindedness makes you incapable of learning. Open-mindedness makes you intellectually vulnerable. Be ajar-minded.
"It's funny because it's true" + "the truth hurts" = it's funny because it hurts. And that's what comedy is.
The problem with government "of the people, by the people, and for the people" is obvious to anyone who's ever dealt with people.
You can kill time as much as you like, but sooner or later it will return the favor.

I'm acting guardian for Emma, Amber's older kitty. I like her temperament; not too aloof, enjoys being pet, but not in your face and lap all the time.

One indulgence she likes is being pet while she's eating, which seems a little over the top to me, but I'm kind of a soft touch for this kind of thing, so she'll usually get a few strokes from me. Still, if there was ever that much of a question about the relationship between humans and cats, that kind of settles it...

Emma is trying too hard to be cute