Wednesday, July 11, 2012

House of Cards

Wish I knew Hebrew.

I know that Bethlehem means House of Bread.  And isn't it interesting that Jesus, born in Bethlehem, later announced:  "I am the Bread - of Life."

But how would you say House of Cards?  I wonder if the Hebrew would sound something like Vatican.  Or an equivalent term:  Vat-I-can.

For those who were young during the Vietnam War, there was a theory called the Domino Theory:  why we had to stay in Vietnam.  It was similar to the theory for why we had to stay in Iraq.  To fight them over there so we wouldn't have to fight them here.  "Them" was communists during Vietnam and the theory was that if that country fell (to the communists), it would set off a chain reaction...  like a bunch of dominoes falling.  Never happened!  Theory didn't work this time either (although no one dared mention dominoes).  All we did was create terrorists, where none existed...

The Vatican must have some theory going.  For why they're fighting nuns here.  Do they think if the nuns fall, it will set off a chain reaction.... with dominoes falling?  Somehow increasing church attendance?  Or decreasing contraceptive use?

I don't think it's gonna work...

Instead... like a House of Cards ... something like the house built on sand (instead of rock), I think there's gonna be a fall.  

Ok, it might take years.  Vietnam did.  Iraq did.  But when you get your theory wrong, and you put a lot of time and money and propaganda into something, and it doesn't yield results...  you get troop withdrawal.   A paradeVictory is declared.  And a lot of folks suffer PTSD.  

Jesus preached Good News.  He suggested his disciples learn to read the signs of the times.

When the House of Cards falls... remember:  You heard it here first!

Addendum:  Now this...  "loyalty oaths" for religious ed teachers... who are resigning.  Hmm... seems Vat-I-can has spawned:  Vat-I-can'tTroop withdrawal...


William D. Lindsey said...

Clever, TheraP--V-A-T-I-C-A-N as house of cards.

From your mouth to God's ears!

TheraP said...

I can only credit the Holy Spirit here, Bill. So... from her mouth to my ears to my hands on a keyboard! ;-)