The Lord’s work.

Reader Dave wrote:

Going to hell, thank you.


Well, here I am yesterday, all ‘doing-my-best-to-make-up-for-being-
an-ass-the-other-6-days-of-the-week,” and I start flipping through the Good
Book when I should have been doing something else. I would love to say that this exercise was for my spiritual betterment, but, alas, I don’t believe that was the case. One would think that the Good Book, especially read IN CHURCH, ON A SUNDAY, would breed a modicum of humility and contrition in the reader, right? Yea, so, what do I offer right there, IN CHURCH ON A SUNDAY IN CHURCH for crying out loud CHURCH?

I laugh. Out loud. In CHURCH.


Here’s the passage I happened upon:

“But if his offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall bring his offering from the turtledoves or from young pigeons. The priest shall bring it to the altar, and wring off its head and offer it up in smoke on the altar; and its blood is to be drained out on the side of the altar. He shall also take away its crop with its feathers and cast it beside the altar eastward, to the place of the ashes. Then he shall tear it by its wings, but shall not sever it and the priest shall offer it up in smoke on the altar on the wood which is on the fire; it is a burnt offering, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD.” (Leviticus 1:14-17).

And, as I read this, what, prey tell, INVOLUNTARILY POPPED INTO MY POINTY LITTLE HEAD IN CHURCH FERGOSHSAKES? The image of some anonymous hottie named PittGirl, dressed up all Moses-like in priestly robes, and being all, “young pigeons, I’m going to turn your sorry little asses into a soothing aroma for the Lord. Amen.”

The stifled chuckle turned into an out-loud chortle, drawing the ire of several good communicants scattered in my immediate vicinity and a good swift elbow from Mrs. Dave.

Yea. Hell. I’m going there. Thanks.

1. You’re welcome. Say “hey” to Tom Brady when you get there.

2. Did it say anything about cows in fog bringing people to Jesus?


The next time I’m in Market Square and I start calmly ripping the heads and wings off of the smallest pigeons, and some naked PETA people approach me in anger, I’ll be all, “What? I’m doing the Lord’s work here.”

I’m going to be a saint.


  1. NY Luvs Pitts
    October 22, 2007 12:42 pm

    PG, You have your instructions. Go forth and do your work.

  2. Mia`
    October 22, 2007 12:55 pm

    Not to be picky or anything, but I’m not sure it would be considered the lords work to randomly rip heads and wings off pigeons. I think you would need to follow the scripture a little more closely, otherwise it’s just random pigeon vilence. Not that there is a single thing wrong with random pigeon vilence. I think you need to build yourself, or get one of your minions to build for you, a portable alter complete with fire pit. You could then roll your alter into the streets and commence with the lords work in your own leisurely pace, taking complete joy in your work!

  3. Bram R
    October 22, 2007 1:52 pm

    And this is the same book universities consult to determine from whom they ought and ought not accept underwriting for their radio stations? Just saying.

  4. johnny
    October 22, 2007 2:02 pm

    Radio Station Volunteer: Hello, would you like to make a pledge?
    Me: Yes. I want to make a call challenge.
    Volunteer: Great! What would you like to offer?
    Me: Well, since your host university frowns on sponsors who don’t follow the bible, I’m making a call challenge based on Leviticus 1:14-17.
    Volunteer: Um, ok, what is your offer?
    Me: I will donate $1 for each young pigeon head violently ripped from a live young pigeon. I will also need them all to burn on my alter.
    Volunteer: Ok, Great! Just so long as it doesn’t have anything to do with giving information on how to prevent pregnancy.

  5. Anthony
    October 22, 2007 11:11 pm

    Wow, does this mean Aeran is my minion? Do I actually have a minion? That would be too cool.

  6. pittgirl
    October 22, 2007 11:15 pm

    Maybe my minions and your minions could join forces and take down Benny’s minions.