Today's paper reports that Lew Anderson, the last actor to play Clarabell the Clown on the Howdy Doody show, died in N.Y. at the age of 84. No disrespect meant to Lew Anderson (Or Clarabell), but I am sure that we will continue to have plenty of clowns. Many are in government and many stand behind pulpits. One of the signs of the last days is that men "shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables" (2 Timothy 4:4). Whether those fables are the Chronicles of Narnia or the Da Vinci Code, they have to have some clowns who will declare their significance in order to survive.