“Confessions of a Bad Christian” – Judging Miss Vicki…Do we have the right to comment on Victoria Osteen’s incident?

The blogosphere is alive, not with the sound of music, but with opinions on Victoria Osteen’s recent incident while flying with the family to Colorado. I am assuming that unless you just returned from a filming of “Survivor”you have most likely heard the story (if not refer to the Dec.21st or 26th posts). Reader Jackie posted on this site the following comments (note – all italicized comments are from blog sites).

“Confessions of a Bad Christian” – Trudeau has little ID what he is talking about

The December 18th Doonesbury comic strip might have been clever but it was deceptive and dishonest in it’s content. The strip begins with a doctor looking at an x-ray image. He is thinking to himself that “he hopes he (the patient) is only a Sunday creationist.” In the next frame the patient finds out he has TB. The doctor is better looking and looks more intelligent than the poor “creationist”. The doctor reassures him that they have caught the disease early.

Patient: “So my prognosis is good?”

Doctor: “Depends. Are you a creationist?”

“Confessions of a Bad Christian” – How can you say ID isn’t science if this stuff is?

As I surveyed the annual end of the year summaries I came across the Ig Nobels, an annual ceremony that honors seemingly inane research projects. “


Marc Abrahams, creator of the Ig Nobels and editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, the science humor magazine that coordinates the prizes said that,  ”The point [of the awards] is to expose people to things they might not come across.” 


Mission accomplished. Here are the real 2005 winners of Ig Noble awards. My Ig Noramus Award winning commentary is italicized.

“Confessions of a Bad Christian” – The Post Christmas Letdown

Greeting cards have all been sent
The Christmas rush is through
But I still have one wish to make
A special one for you
     Lyrics from ‘Merry Christmas Darling’ – The Carpenters


Yesterday I braved the day after Christmas shopping throngs with the lovely Mrs. Burchett in search of sale priced Christmas ornaments and other half-priced treasures. Actually I found the frenzy at Crate and Barrel to be only slightly less dangerous than the Running of the Bulls in Spain. So I spent a fair amount of time in a nearby Starbucks while she braved the frothing throngs. But I was with her in spirit.

“Confessions of a Bad Christian” – A Call for a Christmas Truce…

There has been quite a spirited battle over Christmas this year. Earlier this month I posted a remarkable Christmas story and I have received great feedback. If you missed it…enjoy. If you caught the first post it might be worth a Christmas meditation and reread. To everyone who visits this blog, reads my books, and takes the time to bless me with your comments…Merry Christmas!

“Confessions of a Bad Christian” – Quotable Christmas

Hopefully the secularists and people of faith can sheath their subpoenas long enough to declare a truce for Christmas Day. No day of the year has generated more written material than Christmas. I thought I would collect a few thoughts from people with bigger brains than me to share as a Christmas gift to you.



  • Those who know me realize that I must start with humorous thoughts on the day. The first comes from one of the greatest comic strips ever produced.