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  •  The only way you wronged me this year.... (4+ / 0-)

    you did in this diary!

    Really, David!!  I expect better of you!!

    So, without further adieu, I present God's Yom Kippur apology (as I imagine it):
    Sillyman!!  Further adieu??  More goodbye???  Further ado!

    :-D  It's wonderful when such a good writer makes such a silly mistake!!  It makes me laugh out loud, and gives me hope for the likes

    As my dear departed mum pointed out on more than a few occassions..."An Irishman is nothing more than a Jew, turned inside out."  She was right; she knew enough about both to know wherewith she spoke.  We are so similar, in a slightly convoluted way.  The Jews have cornered the market on guilt; we have cornered the market on shame.  Ask the comedians of either group where most of our humour comes from!  

    We spend half our lives sinning and the other half repenting.  That's where I think we've got you, though. 'Twas the blessed (and wise) St. Augustine who nailed it: It is better to ask forgiveness than permission.

    He may also be the berk who said it's better to marry than to burn, but I cannot recall.  That might've been St. Paul; he was a bit of a dick.  

    We'd all be better off, though, if we took a little time to stop and think about the things we do, to ask forgiveness of those we've wronged, to promise to try to do better.  We're human, after all, and bound to screw up...but wouldn't it be nice if we took the time to break bread together and admit it and laugh over our very human foibles?

    Blessed be, David.

    We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

    by The Marti on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 03:15:38 PM PDT

    •  Oh. My. Goodness. (4+ / 0-)
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      I'm truly embarrassed. In my haste, I bid you farewell, rather than evoke Shakespeare.

      I'm pounding my chest (and leaving the mistake for posterity)!

      "If the Jew who struggles for justice for Palestine is considered anti-Semitic, & if Palestinians seeking self-determination are so accused...then no oppositional move can take place w/o risking the accusation." - Judith Butler

      by David Harris Gershon on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 03:43:26 PM PDT

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      •  :-) I find it more endearing than anything else.. (2+ / 0-)
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        well...silly, perhaps.  It's just nice to know that even the best writers make the best mistakes!

        Rumour has it (and I should know, 'cause I'm about to start it) that our fearless leader, Markos, has made an error or two from time to time.

        * gasp *

        I know!!  Hard to imagine, isn't it?

        We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

        by The Marti on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 04:10:24 PM PDT

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