the daily purge 4-11-17


Because The Purging Lutheran lives in a post-Talking Heads world, I find it useful to use their lyrics to explain the complexities of our world. From their popular song, Wild Wild Life, David Byrne sings,

Like sittin’ on pins and needles
Things fall apart, it’s scientific

There you have it. Because it’s scientific, things falls apart. Other terms used to describe The Second Law of Thermodynamics are

“Rust never sleeps,”

“Dirty diapers happen,”

“You can’t unscramble an egg,”

“What can go wrong will go wrong,”

All things fall apart if you leave them alone. Your bike tire slowly deflates. Your mail box eventually falls down. Your front door chips and peels ultimately becoming a rotten piece of wood where burglars can easily knock it down while you are at the movies watching a new Die Hard film and they take your stuff and even call their mean friends over to have a hootenanny knocking over your plants and scaring your cats. Your driveway developes cracks. These lyrics apply to personal thermoses like the one shown above. By the way, is it possible to have a


This thermos doesn’t close properly. So much so that drinking coffee from it is dicey at best. It’s why men wear ties, to catch coffee drips to keep white shirts clean.

Ecclesiastes 8:16-17

When I determined to load up on wisdom and examine everything taking place on earth, I realized that if you keep your eyes open day and night without even blinking, you’ll still never figure out the meaning of what God is doing on this earth. Search as hard as you like, you’re not going to make sense of it. No matter how smart you are, you won’t get to the bottom of it.


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