I really didn't think Barack Obama would become President of the United States of America. I didn't think Americans would be so foolish. In particular, I thought Catholic Americans would listen to their bishops who did everything they could to say not to vote for Obama without crossing the line of actually saying who to vote or not vote for. I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Many of these "Catholics" don't even know who their bishop is (if you do go to Mass, the name of your bishop gets mentioned in the Eucharistic Prayer).
03 August 2009
I watched the movie The Shoes of the Fisherman around twelve years ago, and from what I remember, I thoroughly enjoyed it. After learning more about the Eastern Churches and, in particular, the person whom the lead character of this movie is based on, I decided I would have a better appreciation for the story, so I bought the book. It was a well written book, but now that I've finished it, I feel that my time would have been better spent reading something more inspirational.
Remember the last few years leading up to the year 2000? Everyone was talking and worrying about the Y2K bug. I was quite confident back then, and still firmly believe today (although I haven't looked for actual proof), that a lot of computer programmers made a lot of money by not doing much of anything. I doubt that there were more than a small number of Y2K bugs, and that they were very easily fixed or had negligible impact on business.