Sunday, November 17, 2019


You know the old saying, "Bishops should be locked up and put in a cage." So true, but there's an exception which proves the rule, Jack Iker, Bishop of Fort Worth. I tell you, I have not served under a better bishop. Professional, uncompromising in the Faith and remarkably pastoral.

That and far more in mind, it was moving to hear Bishop Jack give his last address to the Diocese before retirement at our Convention this weekend. Quite a thing. Regardless, I sat next to an interesting woman at the convention dinner who told me that when it came to religion "she'd seen and heard everything."

A Typical Owl Idol

I thought about this for less than a second and fired back, "You have? What about this. Our local Church of Christ's teaching its members that the Original Sin wasn't Adam and Eve, no, it was Adam and Lillith. You know, the demon. What about that?"

She was confused and wondered where this curious teaching came from. "Perhaps from the Kabbalah, a grimoire or even the OTO." Huh, "What's that?" Well, you get the drift and she glazed over as I explained the reinvention of occult ritual magic under the aegis of Aleister Crowley. Who can blame her?

MAGA 2020

The night finished at the hotel bar with assorted priests, bishops, and clergy, great fun, as was talking with a couple of cowboys. I figured they were with the rodeo but no, just riggers and we swapped tales of horses and broken bones. What a good crew.


Saturday saw the business of the Convention, which was mercifully brief, and I headed for home via the country route. It was alright.

Free Roger Stone



drjim said...

Kudos to your Bishop for keeping the faith in these troubled times.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Amatuer gets owned by a professional?

LSP said...

He's a great man, drjim. I don't say that lightly.

LSP said...

WSF, you have a point!

Brig said...

+1 drjim

LSP said...

Brig, Iker was a great diocesan bishop, I don't say that lightly.

Adrienne said...

I love Bishop Jack and I'm going to miss stories about him.

Wish I could have sat next to you 'cause #1 I wouldn't have said something so silly, buuuuuut if I did, I would have had answers to your questions.

Glad you had a good time.

P.S Can I have the cowboy on the left? (the one in the black hat of course.)

LL said...

The convention looks interesting, and as a testimonial to the bishop who has done so much for his people, it's completely appropriate. But I think that I'd have more fun listing to the riggers because I'm clearly more of that sort.

LSP said...

Adrienne, I wish you'd been there! Fun.

I'll send black hat a text.

LSP said...

LL, the convention was fun and the people were good but yes, the riggers were fun too. Like pretty much everyone else they didn't vote donkey.