Friday, March 21, 2008

Another reason I don't understand religion.

I really can't keep up with all the rules for the different religions. Then there are the rules that I think some people make up. Like fasting twice a week. I know some religions do that - but I thought they were all Middle Eastern religions.

Take for example the conversation I had with Alpha contractor today. I'd been searching all day for nails for my stupid new nail gun. Which apparently are unattainable.

Alpha contractor - why don't you call the manufacturer.

Me - I did - but, they are closed today.

Him - Why?

Me - What? Are you kidding me? It's good Friday.

Him - Wow, they must be really Christian.

Me - Oh.. the.. irony.

How am I suppose to be supportive of other peoples religions, when I can't even figure out the rules of the game?

He is Methodist apparently.

Later in the day - he did manage to pray over me. Gospel style. I'm pretty sure it was a joke. Mostly.


  1. How come Easter Sunday moves around so much?

    Because it's the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Of course.

    Except that the Vatican and most major western churches define the equinox as occurring on March 21st... even when it doesn't.

    I'm sure you recognized this instantly as the ecclesiastical vernal equinox.

  2. Of Course!

    Actually - I didn't know that. But, it all makes sense now.

    I thought it was all due to "big chocolate". And the need to decrease our chocolate footprint.