I’ve always found it interesting that the Simon and Garfunkel reference to Daniel Berrigan (in Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard) is about Berrigan bailing the boys out of jail. Seems like it should be the other way around, right?

Anyway, let it be known that if the powers-that-be would allow it (TOJ, I love you), I would turn this blog into a space for nothing more than Daniel Berrigan updates.

Who is your favorite absurdist hero? These are your options: Harpo and Daniel B. Either way, you can't go wrong.

It’d be a better blog for sure.

At the sweet age of 91 (by the way, we share the same birthdate–makes me feel kind-of-sort-of-saintly), Berrigan is still a thorn in the king’s flesh (which, more often than not, is the church). Check out the latest intriguing details via our good friends over at Waging Nonviolence.

Ah, Daniel boy. Your crazy theological notions of hospitality, eschatology, and how a ‘resurrection ethic’ turns the world-upside down will never, ever fly in a Christian nation. We have it way to good here for that nonsense.

But, thanks for trying, I guess.

And thanks for contributing to what remains one of my favorite quotes of all time (just behind Harpo’s “Honk“):

“Our apologies, dear friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children, the angering of the orderlies in the front parlor of the charnel house. We could not, so help us God, do otherwise.”

Oh, to have been in that courtroom. What a wonderful place to discuss what genuinely constitutes a ‘good order’.

(Speaking of which, here’s an interesting article by Chris Hedges that ties into the conversation over at Waging Nonviolence. “Read it, now!” demanded The Amish Jihadist in his best anarchical, anti-authoritarian voice.)