Well, I just saw the latest sign that the end of the world must be coming!  Years ago, when I had a subscription, Sports Illustrated magazine had a weekly feature that poked fun at sports fanaticism and pure idiocy as they intersected in the world of sports.  It was, then, and may still be, a short piece entitled “Sign Of  The Apocalypse”.  It was one of the highlights of the week, reading about something crazy funny.  I have often thought the slightly sacrilegious article was something that could be appropriated for other arenas of life as well; sort of like the church newsletter and bulletin bloopers and interesting statements (Yogisms?) that make lists on social media.

Examples: Applications are now being accepted for 2 year-old nursery workers; the pastor will preach his farewell message, after which the choir will sing, “Break Forth Into Joy;” during the absence of our pastor, we enjoyed the rare privilege of hearing a good sermon when J.F. Stubbs filled our pulpit; Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church, so ends a friendship that began in their school days; don’t let worry kill you off – let the church help.

Well, you get the idea.  As I was reading the latest news concerning the upcoming election cycle, I realized that one could also see the intersection of funny and/or unintentional bloopers in politics as well.  As candidates look for ways to assure their “base” while connecting with potential undecided voters, some curious things get said.  I’m not talking about the negative or positive ads on television, but just stuff that makes me think, another sign of the apocalypse.  This week’s example: the suggestion that everyone on Medicare and Medicaid should be drug tested to receive their “benefits”.  The rationale being that Medicare and Medicaid are government handouts and not earned benefits which workers have paid for through paycheck deductions…really?  Another sign of the apocalypse this week is the idea proposed by a candidate that the Big Bang origin of the universe is a fairytale…really?  Yet another suggested that you cannot be a Christian and a member of the opposing party…really?  Okay, no more political funniness…really?

See you on Sunday!...REALLY!

Until then – peace,…really.