Sunday, May 14, 2006

In other news . . .

Taking a break from criminal law, I decided to watch some local news.

[just a bit of background, I have been told by a few people that western Michigan is the bible belt of the midwest, and I've seen no evidence to the contrary. some of the biggest and most impressive churches I've ever seen are around here]

one of the lead stories just killed me tonight. they led off with this crazy graphic of "666" which first made me laugh, then piqued my curiosity. you see, June 6 is coming up, and of course it's 2006, so the date will be 6-6-6. the story was about pregnant women who are due around that date, and the things they're doing to try as hard as possible not to give birth that day. one woman interviewed literally said that she didn't want to give birth to the son of satan, and she was "praying hard" to avoid that.

anyway, that's it. Time to get back to criminal law, I have to brief a case on physician assisted suicide ;)

7 comments:

Shannon said...

Ah, the Midwest! I do not miss the overly-zealous aspect of it! That is a very funny story.

Shannon said...

That is hilarious! And the women that do give birth on that day that were praying not to, will they cast out their newborn as Satan incarnate?

Enki said...

it's idiots like these that give good, reasonable christians a very bad name. I'd wager most don't feel that way, and further most would find such statements just as absurd as I do.

Anonymous said...

Yup, just another day to me and I'm one of those zealots :p

Ironic you mention Western Michigan Enki. My old college roommate was a Campus Minister for Campus Crusade for Christ at Western Michigan Univ for 6 years.

He's now in florida gearin up to move to Turkey to spread the good newz :D

Anonymous said...

never mind that it was 6 6 06... the son of satan would have been born 2k years ago if it was to happen on 6/6/6 :D

-Raston

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