Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Blessing of the Animals?

I was scanning the Community Events calendar of the October 1, 2008 edition of the North Shore Today this afternoon, and this event caught my eye:

Sunday, October 5

Blessing of the Animals. A Blessing of the Animals will take place at the Congregational Church of Huntington at 30 Washington Drive in Centerport at noon. Bring your pets on a leash or crated.

What the hell is the point of that? What do participating pet owners expect from this? Will their dogs live longer? Be less likely to piss on the daisies? Be friendlier to the mail man?

Talk about a ridiculous gimmick! The real absurdity is believing that whatever pastor is bestowing these blessings actually has some kind of connection to the creator of the universe and that his beseechments and intercessions will result in god bestowing something extra special on the animals being "blessed" that other animals will lack.


Dave said...

but, but, but, you miss the point! how can their animals be saved and go to heaven with them if they're not blessed? they'll have to take somebody else's holy dog for a walk in the clouds.

what a load of shite man, funny though, thanks for that.

Reason Must Triumph

Tommykey said...

Hey Dave! Thanks for commenting and providing me a link to your blog.

Anonymous said...

Does the blessing cost anything, or are pet parents just "encouraged to donate"? This is obviously for people who don't keep pets, but have instead "kids with fur".

I expect that's why people can make a small fortune selling clothes and diapers for dogs. Aren't there spas for dogs, too? (yes, a quick google assures me they exist)

tina FCD said...

Maybe "god" will speak through them....?