Wednesday, April 1, 2009


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.


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.