the daily purge 7-25-17


Woven by human hand or weaved by robotic biomimetic anthropomorphic hand? If this looks manmade then it was woved by a human. If it looks impeccable, as though weavered by a machine, then it was weavened by a machine. An engineer would never design a machine to mimic a human’s humanness. Engineers demand perfection from their creations whether machine or human. Early engineers replaced their own DNA and body organs with vacuum tubes and copper wire. Later on they replaced themselves with transistors and 8-track stereo. Nowadays, engineers are ‘gened’ with silicone oil, fantasy football apps and XM radio.

Engineers gotta engineer.

Which brings us back to this basket. Human or robot? The Purging Lutheran looked on the basket’s bottom side and noted there was no sticker designating manufacturer or country of origin. I decided the basket was made by a human. An engineer would design the sticker with industrial epoxy as its “gummin’ agent”, something no regular man could pull off. The fallible human would merely use a pricing gun to attach the sticker to the basket.

Why My Sweet Rib offered this up to purge I know not why. It still looks pretty useful. It can’t hold water but it holds water as a pic-a-nic basket. I’ll hold on to it for a while if you want to claim it. If not, then it will be taken to Goodwill.

Matthew 14:13-21

Supper for Five Thousand 
When Jesus got the news, he slipped away by boat to an out-of-the-way place by himself. But unsuccessfully—someone saw him and the word got around. Soon a lot of people from the nearby villages walked around the lake to where he was. When he saw them coming, he was overcome with pity and healed their sick.

Toward evening the disciples approached him. “We’re out in the country and it’s getting late. Dismiss the people so they can go to the villages and get some supper.”

But Jesus said, “There is no need to dismiss them. You give them supper.”

“All we have are five loaves of bread and two fish,” they said.

Jesus said, “Bring them here.” Then he had the people sit on the grass. He took the five loaves and two fish, lifted his face to heaven in prayer, blessed, broke, and gave the bread to the disciples. The disciples then gave the food to the congregation. They all ate their fill. They gathered twelve baskets of leftovers. About five thousand were fed.


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