Friday, April 28, 2006

Sacred

SACRED, adj. Dedicated to some religious purpose; having a divine character; inspiring solemn thoughts or emotions; as, the Dalai Lama of Thibet; the Moogum of M'bwango; the temple of Apes in Ceylon; the Cow in India; the Crocodile, the Cat and the Onion of ancient Egypt; the Mufti of Moosh; the hair of the dog that bit Noah, etc.
All things are either sacred or profane.
The former to ecclesiasts bring gain;
The latter to the devil appertain.
—Dumbo Omohundro
2006 Update: Beyond reproach as a popular president or a drunken poet.

53 comments:

Mutha said...

Beyond reproach....I'd just like to add
"sleeping baby"
to Doug's list. Especially the kind who have screamed for a long time in the early hours of morning before reaching such a state.

Sar said...

Sacred: Who decided it was a good idea to add c, e, d and distort my sacred name?!

ariel said...

each living creature including the ones with hard lives, this is hard to understand to me.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Sacred, adj. Sperm.

See Catholic dictionary: "Every sperm is sacred, every sperm is great, when a sperm is wasted, God gets quite irate."

Tan Lucy Pez said...

I shoulda written: Describing sperm. Also shoulda put a comma after adj. We need an edit feature in the comment section.

I've had coffee...must need MORE.

Doug said...

Mutha, I use chloroform to keep the little angels sacred.

Ave, Sar

Nice sentiment, Ariel. We don't get a lot of those around here.

TLP, has Spamalot happened already?

Cowgirl said...

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.

That could be a church, a book, or a barstool depending on who you are.

I think my sacred place is on a back of a horse.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Nope, Spamalot is in May. My twisted family sings that song often.

Scared, adj., Is anything really? Other than sarcasm of course.

Logophile said...

TLP nailed the first thing that came to mind for me (Monty Python hold nothing sacred), and I want some of her coffee.
One man's sacred cow is another man's prime rib.

My sister and I saw a comedian do a routine about how people never say, "Oh Buddha" or
"Kali damn it all"
and he thinks that we should.
My sister and I came up with
"holy mother of a Hindu cow"
(is sounds better with the word Hindu left in we found) it is fun but a bit wordy.
Not too long ago I saw someone using, as an oath,
" Oh for the love of L. Ron"
So, tell us what you find sacred, folks, and we'll be profaning it for you in no time.

Logophile said...

"I like to push the pramalot"
It is a silly place.

Mutha said...

Chloroform Doug?!
Is nothing sacred? I mean little sleeping babies for crying out loud! Holy Crackers!

Sar said...

LOL, TLP!!!

And I'm not just sucking up for some of your coffee. Got milk?

ariel said...

LOL TLP!!! and you know that's sooo true! as for *scared*, yes, me for one.

Cowgirl said...

TLP, I want whatever you are having. And I am not being sarcastic. ;)

Jenna Howard said...

To find the sacred treasures one must first translate the sacred map then travel to some sacred place guarded by spooky little men who talk in sacred languages. Then they decide you can't have the sacred treasures so they decide to kick your sacreds right out of you. But you go home with your treasure and put your stolen goods in your own sacred hiding spot. Don't forget to make your own sacred map. Then you have a sacred beer.

The Sacred End.

Lammy said...

You're pretty

Tan Lucy Pez said...

I have non-fat, low-fat, half and half, and cream. Oh! And coffee. Everyone get over here (while my windows are sooooo clean!) and worship the sacred like we good Unitarians do: at the coffee urn.

I don't believe that coffee is sacred, but that's a close call in the mornings. My usage of sacred is in flux it seems.

(word verifier: whtstabt--- what's that about?)

karma said...

sacred: past tense of sac, a small pouch for storing worry beads or sperm, depending on whether one was meditating internally or externally

jdwxb: jaw dropped waiting for ex-boyfriend

Jamie Dawn said...

Sacred sperm? TLP is adding something extra to that coffee she's drinking.... and it's not milk.

Babies are not sacred, unless they are the babies of Britney, TomKat, or Bennifer. THEIR babies are worthy of magazine covers, but their parents should be chloroformed.

Doug said...

Cowgirl, clearly.

Sarcasm is love, TLP. God is love. Sarcasm is sacred. QED.

Logo, this: "So, tell us what you find sacred, folks, and we'll be profaning it for you in no time," is why you belong here.

Mutha, to me they're just little profanities in diapers.

Ariel, don't be scared, by sacred.

Yeah, Cowgirl. I suspect a little irish in the coffee.

Jenna, is that scripture?

Lammy, huh?

Seems so, TLP, but you sure are making us laugh.

Karma, sounds like tantra.

Jamie Dawn, just so's someone get's chloroformed. We need more chloroformification.

Chatham said...

Sacred, adj. ~ ME

Kyahgirl said...

chloroformation - the formation of chloroform from chlorine and methane

chloroformification - the fortification of the battlements accomplished by knocking out the bad guys with chloroform

uh...a long way down the path from the word of the day

mireille said...

Lammy looks like Lula to me ... is nothing sacred??!! xoxo

Semisweet1 said...

Or an obsessive blogger.

Doug said...

Ave, Chatham

That's OK, Kyahgirl. Maybe I'll post moiety one day if Bierce did that one.

Sacred is the second coming of Mireille.

S, what was the first choice again?

Semisweet1 said...

Sorry, D, I JBCd on ya. The first two choices were your definition of sacred. Do you know her?

Miz BoheMia said...

Is the blogosphere sacred to no one? NO ONE?

MON DIEU!

Ooooh! Ambrose Bierce said the Dalai Lama! Bohemians everywhere cherish His Holiness!

Oooooh! Indeedy!

Doug said...

S, you mean Manon Rheaume?

Miz B, do you follow his holiness' recipes?

Semisweet1 said...

Of course. For those of you who've only known Doug during his Year of Living Blogously, you should learn that he can carry the thread of your conversation decades on. No matter what you say, he knows what you're talking about.

actonbell said...

(lol, logophile) Beer and wine must be sacred, because they never get poured down the drain. TLP's coffee is sacred, too:)

The Village Idiot said...

Sacred, taken from the holy sacrement which includes wine. One can therfore conclude that consuming wine brings you closer to god so, go buy a good red wine!

because it is sacred

[bjbopdy] -- New nickname for sar?

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Semisweet, I've learned that just by reading his blog. Doug knows. Is is real? Can he be, gasp, sacred? I hope not. I kinda like him.

ariel said...

TLP, I won't say you *ni*, I will say you *sacred, sacred, sacred*

The Village Idiot said...

Ariel and TLP...do you want to Sing, or are you more interested in HUGE tracts of land?

shayna said...

I meant to fight it to the finish but you made me forget
And though it's possible I'm dreaming, don't wake me yet
You know I love you
I can't see the day for night

You know I twist around and turn around and then I give in
You end up in control of me it's really a sin
I don't know what you're doing to me
But I know it's a crime

And baby I can't last another night
And every moment is eternity
And from the depth of my soul
Can't let another day go by

I follow my heart right up to the end
As far as the eye can see
I'm faithful and true and living up to
Your sacred trust in me
I'll never give out to somebody else
I know where my arms should be
I'm faithful and true and making it through
Your sacred trust in me
Your sacred trust in me

You take me and you break me and you do what you please
I stumble and I tremble and I'm weak at the knees
The vision that lies before me is not reality

I tell you I can't wait another night
For every secret that your soul reveals
And you and I may get to know
That it's real, that it's real

I follow my heart that leads me to you
And all that my love should be (You know I'm talking to you)
And you can be sure I'm doing it for
Your sacred trust in me
I'll never give out to somebody else
There's nowhere my heart should be (You know I'm calling to you)
I'm faithful and true and living up to
Your sacred trust in me
Your sacred trust in me

I follow my heart right up to the end
As far as the eye can see
I'm faithful and true and living up to
Your sacred trust in me
I'll never give out to somebody else
I know where my arms should be
I'm faithful and true and making it through
Your sacred trust in me
Your sacred trust

I follow my heart that leads me to you
And all that my love should be (You know I'm calling to you)
And you can be sure I'm doing it for
Your sacred trust in me
I'll never give out to somebody else
There's nowhere my heart should be (You know I'm calling to you)
I'm faithful and true and living up to
Your sacred trust in me
Your sacred trust

Doug said...

S, what are you referring to?

Actonbell, I hate to admit it but they do at my house. Coffee, beer and wine. Meat never goes to waste, though. It goes to waist.

Bottoms up, Village Idiot! I'm trying to figure out how this became my grog post.

Haha, TLP. Real and profane. Nice to meet you.

Holy, holy, holy, Ariel?

Haha, Village Idiot, can you make TLP and Ariel millionaires?

a4g said...

Sacred, adj. A complimentary way of saying dull.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Village Idiot, Doug is really just hoping that you'll make us shut up. (May I call you Idiot for short? I mean that in the sweetest possible way. I'm very sweet. Ask anybody---- except Doug.)

Sacred is kinda like insurance. You know: insurance covers everything...except whatever happens.

Jamie Dawn said...

Sacred: My Lindt Dark Chocolate Truffles.

NO, you can't have any!!!! You try and take one, I WILL chloroform you.

Sar said...

Village Idiot - a new nickname for me? I suppose it could work...

b ush is a
j oke
b ecause he
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p reposterously
d aily which
y ou know from my rants!

* * * * * *

My verifier now?

tvsoc - TV IS SACRED!

karma said...

TLP, Doug ain't real. You know that old cartoon - "On the internet, no one knows you're a dog". Holy shit!

Stay, Douglas

Jenna Howard said...

I am consuming copious amounts of sacred vodka to keep me from emailing since I made a promise and promises are sacred. Curses. My Fridays are getting dull now! No emailing of sacred blog crushes...harrumph.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

When I see the word sacred I always read it as "scared". Kinda Freudian don't you think?

weirsdo said...

Mrs. Weirsdo explaned you're defanition to me and I think it is a real nice way of eluding to me!!!!!!
Kiss Kiss!!!!

Miz BoheMia said...

I tried to follow his recipes but trying to create good karma and foster a deeper sense of compassion are as far as I go... other than that, I have been known to be too naughty to really follow, plus I follow no religion... don't have it in me...

...although I once thought I did and took refuge into Tibetan Buddhism with my monk friend in Steven Seagal's house...

Steven Seagal is fat and stupid and though he claims to be wise and a seeker, bullet-proof vests, weapon and ass-kissers are sacred o him...

ariel said...

VI, none, I want Sir Lancelot to come and save me!

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Sacred, adj. Shimmering as a gold, calf-like, yet thoroughly unmilkable.


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Doug said...

What do you mean, a4g? *chews cud*

TLP, that's the perfect definition. Sweet or not, you're brilliant.

OK, Jamie Dawn, but are you gonna finish the sandwich?

Sar, it's been too long so you gave us an anagram. Big day.

Karma, *wags*

Jenna, I hope the vodka was blessed. You drink to keep promises?

Especially for an Omnipotent Poobah, Poobah.

Right, Pansi. It would have been to obvious to come right and include a naked gymnast. True love is a secret.

To me, too, Miz B, actually.

Ariel, did you try marrying a King?

You can't get milk from a golden veal, Gabriel. Alleluiah

shayna said...

Once again... I am forgotten... Oh Doug... am I that forgettable? :)~

Doug said...

You are never forgotten, Shayna. In fact My Music Highway is open on my computer upstairs. We were posting at the same time, looks like. My humblest apologies and most pathetic pleas for forgiveness.

shayna said...

LOL... ;)

Belinda said...

Sacred? As reflected in research dollars and quality of healthcare? Men.

Disposable? By those same standards? Women.

On a bit of a tear about this lately, sorry. ...grumblegrumbleVIAGRAgrumblegrumbleNOTHING FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS STILLgrumblegrumble...

Doug said...

Shayna, I'll take that as "well since you're willing to be pathetic and all...."

Belinda, well done with the words. Sorry about the research. Tear away.