I’m usually reading comments that remind me of the awful side of human nature. Took a gander at the white-hot Garrison Keillor rant against Unitarian Universalists (along with Jews and Christmas secularism), and went further to skim the comments, and had a blast! They were funny, reminded me of the wit of humanity, and well, seemed to have the most redeeming value of the whole literary episode. Hat tip of course to Rev. Fred Small of First Parish Cambridge who wrote a nice reply via the UU World.
- Hey, if you’re going to nit pick (in the spirit of Christmas), don’t go translating a perfectly lovely German song into English.
- don’t worry: it’s bad enough just the way it is.
- You might wake up with a big question mark burned into your front lawn.
- Garrison’s going to return the favor and never touch songs like “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” and “Jingle Bells” and “Over the River and Through the Woods” that were written by Unitarians? You’d think a guy who rewrites lyrics on his show that often would be a little more open-source, but there you go.
- Garrison…don’t even try to belittle us Unitarians…we bite!