Satur-deja Vu

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With Thanksgiving coming up next week I’m going to reshare some favorite images from years past. A couple of these actually predate Happy Monday; I’ve been on Facebook since 2009 and blogging on WordPress since 2008. We’ve got some news items and other random bits as well. Maybe you’ve seen some of these before, maybe not. Welcome to the Satur-deja Vu.

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There was a lot of speculation surrounding the super secret design of Tesla’s fully electric pickup ahead of the November 21st reveal. Then instead of a truck they revealed… that. Reminds me of the 1980 Citroën Karin but my wife immediately thought Battlebots.

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What about Thanksgiving? I suggested that Christians consider being Christ-like this Christmas season in this post and actually had some engagement in the comments. The Real Metanoia Mama insists that all holidays are pagan and none of them should be celebrated by Christians. Halloween, Christmas, New Years, Valentines Day and Easter have pagan origins and we cannot honor God by restated their purpose. (I avoiding offering historical perspective into the naming of Halloween, or Hallows Eve the day before All Saints Day and the contraction of Christ’s Mass to Christmas as this blogger does not believe Catholics are Christian.) Might I suggest that Thanksgiving is the only truly Christian American holiday? Outside of the US and Canada Thanksgiving is not an observed holiday. No traditions or rituals were borrowed from anyone. After a harsh New England winter that killed nearly half of the Pilgrims (45 out of 102) they celebrated a successful harvest in the fall of 1621. Religious separatists from the Church of England, they were grateful to be alive and the first Thanksgiving feast was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. I mentioned earlier this month that Thanksgiving is not as marketable as other holidays and perhaps that’s a good thing; the original intent of the holiday remains and that is giving thanks to God. Many examples of giving thanks can be found in the Old and New Testaments. Very biblical, nothing pagan and not even the date was chosen by Catholics. What do you think?

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What do you eat after the big turkey meal? This chart, supposedly depicting Americans’ favorite Thanksgiving pie by region, set off a firestorm on Twitter this week. I really like lemon pie but for Thanksgiving? As a born-and-raised Southerner I can tell you that roadside stands all over Georgia have pecans for sale in the fall and we eat more than our fair share down here. Where is the pumpkin and/or sweet potato pie? Plenty of Texans balked at the notion of key lime being the state dessert of choice but sweet potato pie will be enjoyed nationwide over the next week. Maybe this map was drawn by trolls who just wanted to fight.

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“I will not be silent”

In other “news” I found the image humorous but this guy actually made the local news on Atlanta’s WSB. Jeremy Tuck, a pastor in Tucker, GA, shared the image via Facebook which quickly went viral. His wife responded to her husband’s fame saying she wish she had a dollar for every person that told her the picture was funny.

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Some are more than ready for this meme to just go away. Based on the number of new permutations I continue to see each day, I don’t think the meme is ready.

And finally…

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Someone has created a Clark Bunch emoji. It probably wasn’t meant to be a Clark Bunch emoji but, I mean, come on. I have every intention of passing that off as me.

 

Enjoy the weekend, find a place of worship or worship in place, look for Van Til on Monday morning. Peace and God bless.

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