The Cathedral of Monte Cristo (Episode 16)

Saturday Stories
November 28 Edition

The Cathedral of Monte Cristo 

Episode 16

"I know, right?" he told the person at the other end. "Listen, people will believe what they want to believe. That's the way of the world. They don't want ivory-tower quality, they want tittilation, so we tittilate them. It's called public service. What's the point of changing their lives? They don't even want to raise their consciousness. What they want is black and white, with a bad-to-the-bone villain and a hero with a pure heart. No gray areas. Moral dilemma is good but we need sex. You know why most always root for the underdog? Because they know he'll eventually win; it's inevitable. And when he does, they share the victory and it becomes a part of their own achievements. What a long strange trip across the universe. Hmmm. Weh! Really? O-M-G, that's a good angle! I like the way your mind works! It's you! Give me an outline, uh, today's Thursday, um, tonight! Well, that's it pansit! See you later alligator, for a while crocodile, cure your reptile dysfunction, okay?"

To Be Continued Next Saturday

Huggybear Diaries

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 

This piece is part of the first draft of a story I'm writing today that touches on, among other subjects, the controversial book Holy Blood, Holy Grail. I decided not to include it because the point I'm making has nothing to do with religion. 

I can accept that Jesus had sired children or that he was even a revolutionary out to overthrow the Roman Empire. He was a descendent of David and therefore the rightful king of Jerusalem. I can also accept that he didn't die on the cross and that the Bible is not the infallible word of God because my faith does not come from blind obedience.

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Huggybear said…

All my life I felt guided by a Higher Power.

I am in alignment with God and the universe now than ever before, even when I was with a church group which I left because there was no sense of spirituality in some of the members.

I feel the sense of the sacred when I'm alone in a church, even if I may not be religious in the conventional sense. I'm closest to God when I'm deep in my beloved sea and when I'm way high up in my beloved mountains.