Friday, February 29, 2008

My Horoscope

Recently I received an email from a friend who was all excited about her horoscope. She was sure based on a few lines in the newspaper that her life was about to change.
She was also sure that it would be a change for the better.

It got me thinking...

My friend is not a believer but yet her horoscope brought out many of the same reactions that believers display when they feel god has answered a prayer.


I decided to check out my own horoscope. I went to several sources and below is what I found..

You should be able to enjoy a fairly calm day today as the shifting planetary influences lighten up again, but don’t be too surprised and don’t read too much into news from afar, or into an unexpected phone-call. Rumor and gossip will provide what is essentially non-news. Ignore it!

Cancer (June 22-July 22): Your idea of the good life might seem frivolous to someone else, just as that person's is difficult for you to relate to. The theme today is, "It takes all kinds." You appreciate the difference between you.

This is a good day for expressing your ideas. Others may find you especially witty and eccentric just now. You may feel like talking a bit more than usual, exploring new ideas or getting happily lost in a conversation. There is an urge to communicate. Also, perhaps a short trip or a special phone call is in order later today. Neighbors or brothers and sisters will likely bring all kinds of good experiences your way. You can demonstrate great understanding and sensitivity to others. Your image is highlighted, increasing your self-confidence. You can do anything you set your mind to do this day. This may be a time you play with some new ideas for future goals. If you are looking for a romantic match, look in new places for new faces--smile.

Cancer (June 22-July 22). Today is a 6. You should be feeling better, with an old obligation resolved. Reward yourself with an outing to your favorite foreign restaurant. You've earned a special treat.

A friend or family member could be feeling rather grim and taciturn, and not open to communication. You may be wondering if you've done something wrong, or if this person is angry with you. If you use your innate warmth and generosity of spirit to induce him or her to open up, dear Cancer, you'll probably find that your loved one has issues that have nothing to do with you - and you might even be able to help! Tonight: Prepare everyone's favorite meal!

CANCER: Test the waters. There could be a passing hunger to experiment with new ideas or concepts. Broaden your outlook by discussing New Age ideas or exotic lifestyles. A quick fling could prove disruptive.

So… I should have a calm day while someone is starting rumors about me…appreciate the differences when someone thinks I’m frivolous. I should express my ideas while talking too much but maintaining self-confidence because I can do anything! I need to look somewhere else for romance and smile while I do it. I am supposed to be feeling better because some bill I owed is no more…ahh and reward myself with a special treat…good..I'll use my recently paid off credit card. However, someone in my family is not feeling so good. He is probably angry because he somehow got my credit card bill!

And now after all that, I am suppose to make a fancy dinner, go swimming and have a fling while discussing New Age ideas!

Well at least I’m not waiting for my prayers to be answered.

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Recently I have a lot of people praying for me. I guess I need it because my life has taken a turn for the worse…maybe. I made some choices that were, perhaps, hasty. Some of those choices have not produced the expected result. But why is it “god’s will” for me to make bad choices? These same people keep telling me that god loves me. He wants to take care of me because he is benevolent. He knows about my problems, because he is omniscient. He could fix it with the snap of a finger because he is omnipotent.

Ahh…they say but “free will” is in the mix. So: he knows me and allows me to screw up, he is able to prevent my pain and doesn’t and he loves me….

Please don’t love me.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Children and God

I recently started a new job. Although I have worked with children in the recent past, my exposure to them was limited to 30-45 minutes a week. Now I have the total responsibility of 17 little darlings all day long, 5 days a week. I don't know what I was thinking!

All that aside, I recently over heard several students in a heated argument about the orgin of man...MAN...not mankind. Now please keep in mind that these students are 8 years old.

A very snappy little girl said, " I don't care if god did make the man first, he saved the best for last ."

Then a rather indignant young man retorted, "Well, you still have to do what we say because you are made with one of our ribs."

An then the conversation starter, " You're both wrong because people were born from monkeys and that makes us all equal."

Of course, the bell rang and I had to put a stop to the dialog but oh how enlightening to find that at least one of my students has been exposed to reality.