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God Works in Mysterious Ways

Jesus_in_hoboken You've heard the one about the Jesus statue in Hoboken that opened one of its eyes? Well, we got miracles too. Really.

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What would count as a miracle in Baristaville?

The O in the Montclair logo straightens out without any human intervention.
Diner gets reservation at Fascino on first try.
Bloomfield High School construction is finished by Labor Day.
Watercooler allows post not about Montclair.
Property taxes plummet to less than $5,000.

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i don't mean to be hateful but there is something about this blurb that bothers me. i'm all for being a cynic etc., but religious faith is what it is and something about the vibe of this bothers me. anyway, thought i'd put my two bits in.

Posted by: collapsedcatholic | Jul 31, 2005 2:28:36 AM

What would Jesus say to people who worship statues, smeared windows, tree stumps, and potato chips? I think he'd tell them to keep their eyes on the prize.

Posted by: Chris | Jul 31, 2005 8:46:29 AM

John 10:37-38

37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

38 But if I do them, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Jul 31, 2005 10:54:42 AM

The Gang of Three who haunt (and hurt) Baristanet go elsewhere or become cordial and pleasant.

Posted by: Martin | Jul 31, 2005 1:36:34 PM

Who are the "Gang of Three?"

Posted by: Pam | Jul 31, 2005 3:37:26 PM

"A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use."
 - Washington Irving

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Jul 31, 2005 4:21:44 PM

Keener or meaner?

Posted by: Chris | Jul 31, 2005 6:18:12 PM

What ever happened to "thou shall not make any graven image" (unless its on tablets in front of a courthouse or a statue in Hoboken or a piece of toast)?

Posted by: buycopy | Jul 31, 2005 7:05:30 PM

"Meaner" is sometimes by way of necessity. And which "gang" would you like to belong to, Martin? (And that couldn't be pseudonym, now could it?)A bland, socially anhd politically reassuring one?

Posted by: cathar | Jul 31, 2005 8:23:28 PM

Speaking of the Gang of Three!

Posted by: Gonzo Journalist | Jul 31, 2005 11:54:53 PM

And what gang might you be in, "gonzo journalist?" The posting of idiotic non-sequiturs gang? The very nerve of terming yourself either "gonzo" or a "journalist" without accompanying proof makes for a sorry case indeed, lad.

Posted by: cathar | Aug 1, 2005 8:01:55 AM

"Oh, shut up!"

-- Irving Washington

Posted by: conan the grammarian | Aug 1, 2005 8:25:34 AM

I would hope if any miracles were made, it would be something better than an eye opening on a statue.

Posted by: realhawker | Aug 1, 2005 9:26:47 AM

There must be some scientific explanation for this, probably having to do with aliens from outspace.

Posted by: walleroo | Aug 1, 2005 9:37:49 AM

sorry, outer space.

Posted by: walleroo | Aug 1, 2005 9:38:48 AM

Tolerance and respect for the mystical beliefs of others must be a miracle in itself.

Miracles are in the eyes of the beholder.

(as, no doubt, are cordiality and pleasantness)

(not to mention, fopish whining)

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Aug 1, 2005 9:48:27 AM

Making fun of Martin's name? What are we, in middle school?

Posted by: Question_Everything | Aug 1, 2005 9:52:08 AM

Gang of Three? Cute! How about Trio of Trolls!

Posted by: butchcjg | Aug 1, 2005 10:27:49 AM

Who is #3?

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Aug 1, 2005 10:30:21 AM

Wait a second. Sorry to be so dense, but I don't understand. Who's making fun of Martin's name? And who's the Gang of Three? (If it's going to be Trio of Trolls, can I be one? Please, pretty please?)

Posted by: walleroo | Aug 1, 2005 10:39:14 AM

And which gang would you like to be in, butch? It just seems that you have your own nose pressed desperately against ye olde toffee shop's window day after day, no matter your recent spate of protestations that you remain above this fray.

No one, I think, was "making fun" of Martin's name. More in the vein of suggesting it was a beard for someone else's.

And walleroo, no, you cannot be a troll. A scourge, yes (especially based on some of your recent postings), however, that is very much open for you.

Posted by: cathar | Aug 1, 2005 4:44:28 PM

> Who is #3?

The person who comes after #2 and before #4.

Posted by: Chris | Aug 1, 2005 5:25:51 PM

"Martin" is NOT a pseudonym. And that's all I'm saying, so don't even ask!

Nah-nah nah nah-nah!

Posted by: latebloomer | Aug 1, 2005 8:17:10 PM

If I'd wanted that badly to "hear" "Kiss Him Goodbye," Your Lateness, I'd simply wait for this year's Devils season.

Also, all this "I know a secret" yammering is annoying. Last week ROC, this week Her Lateness. Why don't all you "guys" just go join the Masons or something, then you can add a sedret handshake to your arcana?

Posted by: cathar | Aug 1, 2005 8:32:06 PM

I was thinking of adding to my earlier post, but all anyone has to do is read through this thread and everything I was saying will be painfully clear.

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