hock: Hmmm . . . I have it!
We will offer door prizes! It appears that we have readers but not many contributors. So, for all first time contributors to this thread (sorry Kirk and Peter), we will serve free coffee and sandwiches. Or possibly better yet, free steak and kidney pie. Yes, for all first time contributors to this thread, please PM me your home address and I will mail you a delicious and generous portion of steak and kidney pie!
And, if at all possible to recover from that and try to be serious here, I am afraid that I could not carry on an intelligent conversation about the question of Purgatory. With all due respect to any Roman Catholic Church brothers or sisters that are reading here, each time I try to investigate this doctrine I am reminded of the saying,"sometimes to study something is to refute it.' Actually, I'm not sure if I heard that saying somewhere or if I made that up, but to be brutally honest, much like to study the Church of Latter Day Saints is to refute it, I just can't get very far with the doctrine of Purgatory. Possibly, if that conversation gets going John, you could let me know how to find that thread and I could read along.
As for eros
, possibly I should hold off on this to see if any will take me up on my offer above first, and at the same time possibly provide some intervention in some area.
PS Could anyone send me a recipe for the afore mentioned dish please?