I have a crick in my neck on the left side. Annoying. I got it while squatting 390# for three sets of five. The last one was tough and I lifted my head up instead of continuing to look slightly down. Moving your cervical spine while you have a 390# bar resting on it is not a recipe for success. I hope it goes away in a couple days. I will, I hope, squat 405# for three sets of five soon. I'm eating big for the next week to make sure it happens.
Here is a great quote:
I have seen so many “committed” Catholics do, say, and believe so many bizarre and disturbing things that I have come to the conclusion that it is almost better for your soul to not take your religion very seriously. Or, to put it more bluntly, if religion is becoming a way for you to be a better asshole, it is best if you just dump it altogether. God doesn’t need to help people be worse jerks than they already are.I think even avid secularists will agree with much of the content of that quote. Friggin' decent bourgeois elect.
The philosophical morale of the story is to put more faith in the things of God than in the skill and understanding of man. Going to Mass once in a while is better than going to Mass under the pretext of being the “last good Christians on earth”, or of social conservative engineering. Openly expressing doubts about this doctrine or the other is better than living in a Potemkin fortress village the walls of which anyone can see through. A soccer player making the Sign of the Cross before coming on the field is far better than the social critics who think that a Puritan God showers His decent bourgeois elect with earthly blessings.
I'm mildly productive at work. Annoyed: boss was in town, and, as usual, meets with all of the other staff besides me. It was only recently that she began meeting with $OTHER_COWORKER regularly, and then only the minimum necessary (if that) to do this one project they work on.
Another diaryWhat percentage of people on this site are NOT K5 diaspora? I pretty much completely quit K5 in 2006.
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