Big Manly Knives and Swords Sunday!
One of my local colleagues also took note of the event; Gary sent out the following suggestion, reprinted here with his permission:
Let's have our own Big Manly Knives and Some Swords Sunday. Just think of the cool PR. Guys could wear big hunting knives, fishing gutting knives, Bowie knives... and we could have a sword or two (probably old Knights of Columbus Stuff from RC grandfathers - maybe the Masons have some cool old swords).
This is actually cooler than guns because Big Manly Knives and Some Swords are in the Bible! We could use lectionary readings from Genesis where Abraham almost sacrifices Isaac with a Big Manly Knife! We could have a reading about Solomon getting ready to slice the baby in two with Some Sword! We could have a workshop afterward on matching the color of your knife sheath and scabbard to the liturgical colors of the season. Just think how that Big Manly Knife would look on Christmas with a white sheath and gold stitching and tassels!
We are not a sexist church so women need equal time. Of course not all women have Big Manly Knives let alone Some Swords. Rather than emphasize Judith and Holoferenes (clearly a Big Manly Knife was involved in his beheading) we could emphasize Jael and Sisera in which the latter was dispatched by the former with a Very Womanly Tent Peg. We could give away cute little tent peg necklaces and the like. Maybe we could have tent peg self defense classes!
Never a dull moment out here in Big Sky Country.