Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Conversions

Dear Readers,

After much thought and contemplation, I must make four important announcements today.

First, I have transferred my baseball allegiance from the Atlanta Braves to the New York Yankees. I can no longer resist the Dark Side; I'm just not as strong as Luke Skywalker.

Second, I have given up on the Georgia Bulldogs football team and am ready to pledge my devotion to the mighty Florida Gators. Maybe it's because Fitzgerald looks like a swamp these days due to our heavy rains, but I have decided that it is indeed great to be a Florida Gator.

Third,I have decided to stop resisting the All-American urge to embrace and adore celebrity and exhibitionism and thus I am going to replace my previous pledge never to watch "reality" television with a new pledge to watch every "reality" program that I can, even if I have to DVR them.

Fourth, I have concluded that I should turn in my Baptist ministerial credentials so that I can embrace and seek a ministerial role in another, more interesting tradition; I have not decided between Hasidic Judaism, Rastafarianism, Scientology, and Dawkinsian Atheism.

Your fellow traveler,

Michael Ruffin

P.S. Please note the date on which this was posted before sending threatening emails.



5 comments:

Jody said...

Oh Rev. Dr.....You are indeed a funny man! Blessings on this foolish journey!

Sara said...

Oh Daddy. I honestly don't see how you physically typed the words "It's great to be a Florida Gator" without breaking out in hives. Nice one!

johnj said...

Mike, Nice to have aboard the Gator train. I've been a Gator fan for a long time and have often wondered what the attraction the Bulldogs present. Three out of four is bad for an April Fools day post, though.

ernestine said...

when I tell Jackie R I read this she will pray for you, especially about the Atlanta Braves and Bulldogs. Ernestine

David said...

Dr. Ruffin, have you gone crazy? I can understand about the braves, but the DOGS?
If you can watch Reality TV, then you deserve an award.Now is not a good time be an atheist, I don't think.
Personally, I'm interested in the Intelligent Design Theory.