Here are some things I think you should know:
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair is DEAD! as a DOORNAIL! Has been since sometime after August 27, 1995. All the gorey details are here. She is NOT suing the FCC to have God's name removed from the airwaves nor is she heading up a push to have Touched By An Angel (an already defunct TV show) cancelled and removed from television.
- In God We Trust has not been removed from the new Presidential dollar coins. The phrase is on the edge of the coin...the U.S. Mint should know!
- I have NO INTENTION of forwarding your emails promising God will answer my prayer, grant my wish, bring me good luck, etc. God is sovereign in ALL things. He's already got things worked out and He doesn't need an email to accomplish His plan.
- Cell phones will not cause you to blow up at the gas pump. Shell Oil never issued a warning to this effect. Email hoax debunked here.
- Boycotting gas on ANY particular day isn't going to make a bit of difference. Think about it- you can refuse to buy gas on Thursday...Friday or Saturday, but EVENTUALLY, you're gonna buy gas! The oil companies can wait. You need them and they know it.
- Mars didn't show up. The email stated: The Red Planet is about to be spectacular! This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again. FAKE! I didn't get up in the middle of the night to see the spectacle--I did walk out into my backyard around 9:00 PM and didn't see a thing.
- Elvis is dead. He does not work at a Kroger in Minneapolis.
- Bill Gates is not tracking your email...and he's not giving away money, especially to YOU, just for using his software. Unless you're using a MAC--you're GONNA run his software pretty much whether you like it or not.
This isn't Mars--it's just the moon shot through a tree in my backyard; camera effect set to "sepia."
flickr: Friday Photo Group