Sunny Days in Heaven
Spiritual/Political/Philosophical Blog on the Nature of Truth and Falsehood and Heaven

Friday, January 30, 2004  

Judgment Day

Here's a story: Late in the 19th century in Ireland, an English reporter from Dublin decided to tour the countryside and see how the Irish lived on the land. He wanted to capture the pulse of the people -- their wants and concerns, dreams and hopes.

He set out in his carriage and was traveling a rural lane, and came to a hardscabble little plot of land, ringed with stone fences and where a rude hovel was situated.

He found an older, bearded, stringy man working his tiny plot with a hoe. He talked to him a bit and then asked the money question, "What is it that you want?"

The farmer, in his dirty, ragged clothing, made a face of extreme anguish, and blasted out with, "I vant de Judgment Day!"

What else was there for him to say about life?

Well, that thought occurred to me today as I read this at Drudge:

KASSEL, Germany (AP) - A German was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison Friday for killing, dismembering and eating another man who allegedly agreed to the arrangement over the Internet.

Explaining the verdict, the presiding judge said Meiwes' intention was not evil but "the fulfillment of his fantasy."

His primary motive was "the wish to make another man part of himself," Judge Volker Muetze said. "Meiwes reached this bonding experience through the consumption of the flesh."

I want the Judgment Day.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 12:19 PM |