Untitled Commentaries

by Doug Holloway

1. What does the rabbit, chicken, duck, or any other farm animal have to do with the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ? If the theme here is birth and rebirth, why is the caterpillar not held in such high esteem? The caterpillar is a slow, odd looking worm for a time right?, but eventually it becomes a beautiful butterfly. Maybe there is something in the works for the oft overlooked caterpillar. The Easter Bunny, The Easter Egg and the Easter Caterpillar, hmmmm, that has a nice ring to it too, doesn’t it?

2. While getting into my car the other day I saw a fuzzy, multi-legged, green and yellow caterpillar humping his way across my windshield. I hadn’t seen one of these since I was a child. Strangely, the first thought to come to mind was, “I didn’t know they still made them.” This was GOD’s creation, but I am so conditioned to this hi-tech world that I would give credit for this creatures existence to Mattel, Hmmm!?

3. There is no such thing as an honest politician. There may be nice politicians, good politicians, even qualified politicians, but one would have to look far and wide to find that elusive “honest” politician. It is not the nature of the person, but rather the nature of the game. There has to be a bit of crook in anyone who wants to go into a crooked game. Why would you go to a crooked crap game with hopes of winning honestly and be devastated when you lose. If you already know the game is crooked and you’re not willing to conform to the rules of the game, why you going? Given all of the above, if one had good intentions up front, why wouldn’t the very qualified loser of a campaign give all of the wonderful ideas and suggestions as to how to improve the situation, to the more than qualified winner. I mean “HONESTLY,” it is supposed to be about bettering a given situation and if that is truly the case what happened to all of those great ideas the incumbent had when he was a challenger?

4. The following is a one-sided discussion of a basic biblical fact. Start with the premise that “IGNORANCE IS BLISS.” and I mean ignorance in the sense of having no knowledge of. What does this mean you ask? When satan appeared to Eve in the garden he asked her to eat from one of two forbidden trees. One was ever lasting life and the other was the knowledge of good and evil. He told her in essence that if she ate of this tree she and Adam would have the wisdom of the Gods (angels) and that their eyes would be opened. One must bear in mind that God told Adam not to eat of this fruit and Adam told Eve. For this reason I believe satan approached Eve and not Adam. The serpent didn’t give poor Eve a choice, he beguiled her and had her eat from the “Tree of Knowledge.” After eating from the “Tree of Knowledge,“ their eyes were opened and they became ashamed of their nakedness. Having no knowledge of shame prior to this, GOD knew right away that the 1st sin had been committed by man. Part of the punishment was loss of Paradise, when God told them to go out into the world, be fruitful and multiply. The key words here are “go out into the world.” Once they were driven out of the garden GOD put cherubims and a flaming sword at the gate to bar man’s reentry to the garden forever. The fate and fruit that satan chose for mankind was “knowledge” as opposed to “life.” Thusly, the question arises, is knowledge the tool of satan? Or is “Ignorance Truly Bliss.” Just think, if Eve would have eaten from the other tree, she and Adam would’ve lived forever. They might’ve been “dumb as ducks,” but they would’ve lived forever “in the flesh.” The true tragedy here is that had things occurred differently mankind could never have come into existence. A curious observation: Why is it that, during the entire “CREATION” episode, the only time God speaks to woman, he’s putting a curse on her, hmmm?

Untitled Commentaries by Doug Holloway

© Copyright 2007. All rights reserved. No portion of this work may be duplicated or copied without the expressed written consent of the author.

TimBookTu Logo

Return to the Table of Contents | Return to Main Page