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Thursday, April 10, 2014

I is for Inconceivable!

You know the line from Princess Bride.  The evil mastermind Vizzini continues to utter that word when confronted with various aspects of the pursuit by the Man in Black (not Johnny Cash, FYI).  After the half dozenth time he calls something clearly happening "inconceivable," his partner in crime, the Spanish fencing Master Inigo Montoya famously says, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."  And such is birthed the source of endless internet memes. 

But for this post, I thought I'd have a little fun just mentioning a few things I would call "inconceivable."  From the fun to the frightening, these are a few things I find hard to believe; and in some cases, head shaking amazement.  Things like:

Grace!  The subject of two days ago, I still find it unbelievable that God would grant me such a gift.

Cheryl staying with me 25 years! Also the subject of a previous post, I am still amazed at the enormous gift God gave me in that woman.  To think she could bear with me all these years.... 

My daughter graduating Magna Cum Laude from college. Not that inconceivable, really, since she's a smart kid.  But she is my daughter, and that does make this less likely!  Actually, I just wanted an excuse to brag.And while we're on the subject of college....

Colleges offering Zombie Apocalypse Survival CoursesRead it for yourself

The Reformation reduced to text messages.  Thanks to Stephen Altrogge for pointing this one out. 

Church Staff Cage Fights.  I've seen some cantankerous folks in church, but none I'd really want to put a beat-down on in a cage fight.  And these people take this seriously. It's not a joke.  Really. Read it yourself.

Variety of Accents in the British Isles.  I always think of British as British.  Irish and Scottish added in, that's three accents.  Wrong.

And seriously, this one is just inconceivable in so many ways, and yet it's actually happening.  I'll let this one speak for itself: 

What is this world coming to?  Well, as the aforementioned Mr. Altrogge points out, it's coming to exactly what Jesus said it would.  This isn't inconceivable at all, but merely the truth of what is. 

1 comment:

Gregg Metcalf said...

Never saw Princess Bride. Didn't know there was any other Man In Black but THE Man in Black.

You are right! There are so many things that are inconceivable, yet thank God grace is grace. Good post Dude!