Weirdharold’s Thoughts in The Eighties

2/29/88

Dear Editor,

I am somewhat dismayed over the past year’s revelations of the private lives of some television evangelists. Most everyone seems to be focusing their attention on sin and repentance. I have so many sins and so much repenting to do myself that I don’t have time to think about someone else’s sinning and repenting. It takes a lot of time and energy to determine who’s going to heaven. Most days I don’t think I’ll be the one to decide anyway.
What has me troubled is the professional ethics involved. These two ladies of the night have ratted on their clients. The world’s oldest profession is becoming the greediest. No respecter of client confidentially.

What would the medical profession be today if Dr. Ephraim McDowell had told the press that Jane Todd Crawford had chest hair or the legal profession of F. Lee Bailey went around telling everybody that Dr. Sam Shepherd was the #1 “Jerk”? I kinda think Jimmy and Jimmy were treated rather rudely, if you know what I mean.

Most people don’t understand that Jimmy, Jimmy and Tammy, Oral, Jerry, etc. were born in the wrong century. One hundred years ago they would have been under contract to Mr. P.T. Barnun. He would have provided all with every want so there would be no need for Johnny Carson to be poking fun at them. P.T. Barnun would have been most proud of the way Jimmy knew how to repent. That was pure skill.

We must be grateful to those who have provided us with so much fun. Some out there may feel a little let down because they put too much faith in someone so far away. I find that at time, I put to many expectations upon God and others as well as myself, and all fall short of my standards. Then I become fearful. The only hope is for me to reduce my expectations and put my faith in the One Who died on the cross between two thieves.

Weird Harold

Schuylkill Haven, PA

Alexander Cockburn paraphrased.

Do not worry about those religious politicians, they will be caught in a whorehouse soon.

I guess he is correct
Author: harold