Wednesday, February 01, 2006

A Touch of Divine Irony

On my way to work this morning, I was listening to Laura Ingraham on the radio.  At the half-hour, the news came on.  After the usual stories about politics, the daily mayhem, and the market, the final news item concerned a new drug that might be beneficial in the treatment of compulsive gambling.  It was claimed that as many as six million Americans are addicted to gambling; the economic and social impact is enormous.  

That story was immediately followed by an advertisement for the Texas Lottery.

It has been said that, if a glutton is someone who commits gluttony, and a felon is someone who commits felony, then God is clearly an Iron.