An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
This news from the wonderful people of PETA. Given all the cheese I've been making from the abuse of a goat...I'm sure feeling guilty. So I'll be sending a letter to Tracy Reiman, asking her if she would like to provide her all-natural services to our farm for the relief of "Butter" the Goat and for the health of my family. We'd feed her and give her a stall in exchange.
I'm surprised Ben and Jerry's rebuffed them! Being a left leaning organization I would have thought they would have been more sensitive to the plight of cows. Ahem....and goats.
...offered by Dn. James Ferrenberg, a sinner at 10:35 AM [+] +++
This is an example of something I notice all the time. We expect life to conform to logical, symmetric, fair, legal, principles. Logically speaking, ignoring tradition and reality, calves should be drinking cow milk, and humans should be drinking human milk. In this case, it's nothing more than a stunt. But the same observation can be made about how we think about male/female, monk/layman, child/adult, and a host of other issues. I would argue that tradition and experience are the only thing that keep this legal principle in balance. Logic alone will never do it.
We have a friend who is breastfeeding -- she calls herself the Dairy Queen. That and your link kinda puts that hallowed company's name and our friend's nickname in an entirely different light, eh? Sheesh...Another reason why I'm glad I'm lactose intolerant and quit drinking milk, human, cow, goat, coyote, or beluga whale years ago...
Time for some Irish milk of the Bushmills variety,