I don’t hold with that nasty stuff about how all people are born as sinners. There is simply no Theological justification for such blatant shaming of people. We all lapse from time to time, but that does not make us “sinners” by a long-shot. What do we do when we feel contrite and remorseful? We seek forgiveness…
Forgiveness comes from a remorseful heart, not from some old man sitting in a booth who demands that you say a hundred prayers just because you felt a twinge of lust when you met your boss’s new “secretary.” Remorse, atonement contrition, all these are needed for forgiveness – unless you don’t think that what you did was a sin. In that case, don’t let anyone make you feel like a sinner. Why, I remember once in my youth when my girlfriend was out of town and I… Uh, never mind. I still say it was not a sin and that’s my story so I’m sticking to it. But to make sure, in case you think you may have sinned – to erase that feeling, there’s nothing quite like a ritual of contrition to seal the deal.
Take The Historical EASY WAY Out!
As an Old-Fashioned Guy, I say “Let’s return to selling indulgences!” Why not? Priests dished out indulgences for centuries!
Click the picture above and I can send you a set of wallet-size “Genuine Holy Indulgence” cards to keep on hand like a fire extinguisher – just in case of emergency. Each card can be used to have one (1) sin FORGIVEN! You can use a card for yourself, or hand them out to friends and family. You know exactly who needs these cards, don’t you! Just fill in your name or the recipient’s name and then you follow the simple instructions printed on the back of the card (and, by the way, you may just want to have a real fire extinguisher on hand for that) and receive Genuine Forgiveness! Usually these wallet-size “Genuine Holy Indulgences” go for $1 a pop. Get 8 cards for $8, and I’ll through in 2 cards free! That’s 25% more sins forgiven ABSOLUTELY FREE!!
IF YOU WOULD RATHER NOT PAY ANYTHING, JUST SAY YOU WANT THE CARDS FREE AND I’LL GET ‘EM TO YOU FOR NOTHING! 100% FREE! What Other Minister Would Do That?
And just to prove I’m really an Old-Fashioned Guy like I said above… here’s a favorite “Old-Fashioned Cocktail” recipe!
2 oz. rye
2 dashes Aromatic bitters
1 sugar cube
- Place a sugar cube in an Old Fashioned glass.
- Soak it with aromatic bitters (such as Angostura) then give it a mere splash of club soda.
- Muddle the sugar with your trusty wooden muddler, and rotate the glass so that the sugar grains and bitters give it a coating.
- Add ONE large ice cube. Pour in the whiskey.
- Garnish with an orange twist if you wish. NO cherry…