Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Wine and Religion have been linked for ages.
Most know about the Wedding of Caana, where Jesus reputedly turned water into wine (a thing that many New Zealand winemakers did in the 1960's and 70's before more stringent legislation limited the use of the black hose) and of the many references to wine in the Bible and other religious writings.
Which brings me to Robert's (Roberts thoughts blog) latest blog where he says:
Maybe you and I are here because God had a vision of something beautiful. Maybe He wanted to share His happiness. Maybe He wanted to impart Himself into us so we could share his bliss.
Maybe what Robert meant, and he does misspell things, was ".... so we could share his piss" (piss being a colloquialism for alcohol) and that God was drinking wine (Chardonnay?), lots of it, and in his largess, having seen a beautiful vision, wanted to share his wine with us.
Seems reasonable to me given that if God is the Creator then he has plenty of the stuff to share around. What beats me though is that if he is all knowing, why did he create that godawful Pinot Gris that everyone is drinking nowadays