Captain’s Log 5,597
I love incense. Always have. So I ambled over to the World Market yesterday after spending a few hours with Joanie, Hairdresser Exceptionale. I bought several different boxes of incense sticks.
Nasty incense swung around by priests
Nice incense burning in my living room
It has a calming effect on me. The stuff they use in the Catholic church is nasty and does not make me feel good, but lighter scents do the trick. I burn it at least twice a day. Always in the morning when I am rustling around doing things.
And speaking of the Catholic church, how surprised I am to learn that the new pope has said that even ATHEISTS can go to heaven if they do good deeds! WOW! Just a year ago, some ex-nuns told Big Sister Mia and me that good deeds done by anyone (especially filthy atheist hippies who voted for Obama) were nothing more than filthy rags in the eyes of God.
Previously, no hope for decent people who didn’t want to do the whole Jesus deal
I am SO glad we have this mattered cleared up now! I am SO glad people like Roger Ebert and Frida Kahlo will be allowed into heaven now. Along with Mark Twain and Helen Keller too. Thomas Edison can turn on the lights for everyone. Barry Manilow can sing Mandy.
The whole filthy rag excuse is from the Old Testament. I thought Christians were all about the NEW Testament. I wonder what the Westboro folks think of the new pope. I think they will probably be picketing the Vatican before long.
Well, it’s good to know that when I am nice to someone or give money to the homeless guy on the street and these actions will COUNT for something! They will go on my spiritual chart of accounts. But guess what? Most decent people who do decent things do not even consider that ledger. They do it because they are led by decency. Where does decency come from? I think you are either wired to be decent or you are not. All the religious training in the world cannot make a person decent. Hiding behind God does not necessarily make you decent. In fact, in can make you dangerous.