Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Toys! (and other stuff)

So I AM doing homework! AM! AM! AM! I just happened to come across this in my research and felt I had to share. I may live to regret posting this link....

Someone please come up with an appropriate Lutheran stance on toys. :)

I think I'm really going to regret clicking publish....but...but... if 'Mostly Harmless' can post pirates and ninjas then can I post really idiotic but laughable stuff about toys and, and ...other things?

I know that's logical fallacy of appeal to the people. Sigh!


Rev. Rick Stuckwisch said...


Lutherans believe that you are free to enjoy your own toys to the glory of God and for the benefit of your neighbor.

You are to leave your neighbor's toys alone, however, and you are not to hurt or harm your neighbor in his body with any of your toys.

TruthQuestioner said...


See I hints of the 7th, 9th, 10th, and 5th commandments? :-)

Got question though: What happens when you don't have time for toys anymore? Do you leave them sitting on the shelf, do you give them away, do you make time for them, or does it even matter?

Rev. Rick Stuckwisch said...

You are free to let your toys go.

If they come back to you, they're yours. If they don't, they never were. Or something like that.

You could always give them away to the seminary clothing bank. That would be a very Lutheran thing to do. (For the benefit of the seminarians' children, not the enjoyment of the seminarians!)

TruthQuestioner said...

I'm not sure the seminarians would want their children milking goats...! Nor am I at all certain that the seminary kitchen would have any semblance of order thereafter!

But my other inanimate 'toys' might be more appealing. :)

The biggest problem is that the toys that I have no time for anymore aren't objects but animals who need care from someone and 4H clubs which I currently lead. You can't donate those to the seminary nor can you just 'ditch' them.

My other toy is the internet...obviously...since I'm commenting when I shouldn't be, and I need that for study, work, and communication.

My books are toys I rarely touch now, but I'll never (please don't make me) get rid of them. At least most of them.