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Smells Like…….

February 17, 2012 9 comments

I was listening to Nirvana and Smells Like Teen Spirit the other day.  It wasn’t my intention, but I was flipping through the radio.  The familiar guitar chords began so I listened.  Perhaps like me you have listened to this song countless times and continue to find the words unintelligible.  I think that was one of the reasons Weird Al did his parody a couple of years later.

As with most things, I began to have strange and weird thoughts.  One was, “Could I get away with writing a Deuceology take on the song and call it Smells Like Holy Spirit?”  Like I’ve said before, I’m not good at satire and parody.  So I wondered if I could write something like this…..

Smells Like The Bible.

A couple of people are thinking the question, “Alright Larry, where are you going?”

Maybe you have been in a Bible study class with a group that has gone something like this.  The teacher reads some scripture.  They talk about it for a minute and then begin a round the class discussion.

One person says something like, “This verse means this to me.”

The next person says, “Well, it means this to me.”  And it is something completely different.

And it goes on and on.

Sometimes they sound like they have Weird Al’s marbles in their mouth because I’m not really sure what they are saying the verse means to them.

Basically, when it comes down to it, they are similar to me when I was when singing along with Nirvana.

I’ve never understood what in the world Kurt Cobain was singing, so I made up my own words.

I wonder if that isn’t what some people do when they read the Bible.  They don’t really know what’s going on, so they just kind of make up their own interpretation of what the verses say based on their own experience.  Basically, they interpret the scripture based on their own life.

I don’t mean to single anyone out.  All of us have done it.  I’ve done it plenty of times.   I just want to encourage all of us to dig in and try to figure out what the scripture means to the original writer before we state what it means to us.  Once we know that, then we can really begin applying it to our lives.

Otherwise, the Bible might Smell Like Teen Spirit.

Have you ever heard someone give a strange interpretation of a Bible verse?  Do you remember ever having done it?

Random Thoughts At The End Of January

January 31, 2012 12 comments

Just some random thoughts I had this month.

Can you have true kindness and compassion without Christ?

We Built This City is possibly my least favorite rock song of all time.

Do you remember the show, Alice? I never wanted to kiss Flo’s grits. I prefer to eat grits with salt, pepper and butter for breakfast.

A friend of mine forgot to pray until he was halfway through lunch one day.Does it still count or is it, like, half a prayer?

Since Chi-Fil-A is closed on Sunday, should everyone eat there on Wednesday before church?
Our religion should be an expression of our relationship with Christ. One way or the other, most of the time it is.
What exactly was Kurt Cobain singing in Smells Like Teen Spirit?
52% of people do not wash their hands after using the restroom.
Why do people have to fly by you, then immediately pull in front of you, just to get somewhere one second faster?  It’s irritating, especially when it’s someone you know.
A friend of mine heard an ad on a Christian radio station for a spiritual coach.  Isn’t that your pastor?
Read that 90% of pastors spend just two hours per message on sermon prep during the week.  I know they have other stuff to do, but what is so important that they spend that little time preparing to preach the word of God?
No one has ever given me the key to a city.  If they did, I would stick it in the ignition and take the town for a spin.
The Bean Pot restaurant in Crossville, TN is closing.  I remember the last time I ate there.  This is truly a sad event.
I wish the University of Alabama would quit sending my daughter correspondence.  Not.  Going.  To.  Happen.
My daughter bought her prom dress the other day.  Sigh.
I hope you all had a great January.  Remember, it’s only 329 days until Christmas.
Did you have any random thoughts in January?