Monday, June 26, 2006

Last Week in the Theocracy

Preface: I always wonder what it must be like for first time visitors to the blog who stop by while a Feline Theocracy post is at the top. You click on some link out there on the Internet and are whisked away to a website where there is either a cat in full Catholic cardinal regalia or a hamster with a collection basket right there in front of you. Your first thought must be "Huh? What the heck is this junk?"

On a message board a while back I posted an invitation to visit The Scratching Post. One of the people on the board did so while a post describing a new member of the Theocracy was at the top. The guy came back to the message board and wrote, "What's with the cat in the red robes? Is that you?" He accompanied it with a rolling eyed smiley face, as if to say, "You are a total whack job, dude. Get some professional help before it's too late."

To try and explain the glories and wonders of the Feline Theocracy, I created this post. If you're new to the site, I recommend reading it to catch up on just what is going on here. In the meantime, the rest of us will proceed with the task at hand.

Post: Welcome all Theocraticians, novitiates, initiates, propitiates and general seekers of enlightenment! It is I, Jacob the Syrian Hamster, faithful beadle of the Feline Theocracy, here to lead you through the weekly collected wisdom of the Theocracy.

I'm sure you noticed the change from our normal title. Since this is Monday, it can't very well be this week in the Theocracy, can it?

This week as I perused the blogs from across the Theocracy, I got a sense of the diversity of thought represented here. Let me see if I can explain.

We have a member who is creative and funny.

Another gives us insight into the world of law enforcement.

One is showing us the evolution of wealth.

Sometimes there are posts that speak volumes about familial love.

There is flat out comedy.

One was a speechwriter for a U. S. president.

One is rather eclectic, usually posting funny things, but sometimes telling poignant stories from his life.

There is a member who is a blogger from way back, whose posts cover all kinds of things, but are always clever.

A new member is going through some tough times and could use some affection and prayers right about now.

Since this is the Feline Theocracy, there are some who post about cats, large and small.

There are political opinions.

There are touching and funny stories.

There are philosopical and theological questions pondered.

Some share the uncertainties of life with us.

Sometimes you get so shocked and appalled at what you see that you just have to write our you will explode.

Momentous passages of life are shared by some.

Debating the difficult questions of the day with humor and wisdom is the hallmark of some bloggers.

It's quite a cross section, isn't it?

Well, I hope you enjoyed it and I hope to see you back for next week's round up of our favorite posts. Until then, stay safe and be sure to pet a cat at least once a day. It's good for you.


Kukka-Maria said...

Anyone who can't appreciate a cat in robes and a hamster with a collection basket is no friend of mine!

I'm a humor snob. If they don't find it funny, it's their issue, not yours.

Keep up the great work!

defiant_infidel said...

Hi KT,

I'm hooked... a great job. I enjoy your writing style and great mind. I added you to my extremist links. HA!

All the best,

Defiant Infidel