Monday, January 22, 2007

Don't make me think....

"Don't make me think; just entertain me!" - John Q. Public

This kind of attitude is much too prevalent in the world today.

It keeps people out of the Word and into TV. It keeps boys out of RA's and into soccer practice. It makes little girls throw up after they eat. It makes men turn to porn instead of paying attention to their wives. It makes women read romance novels instead of romancing their husbands.

The lack of correct thinking leads to things like militias, fanatic fundamentalist terrorists, welfare, bankruptcy, and frivolous lawsuits. You end up with movements/trends like PETA, Greenpeace, rap, and modern art. It lets actors run for public office. It lets wives of politicians enter the political arena and even run for president (!?!). It allows people to incorporate things like the Mormon church, the church of Scientology, Jehovah Witnesses, and Christian Scientists into mainstream Christianity. It makes people/organizations act on feelings or sentiment rather than counting the costs.

Then when someone who thinks challenges the thing in question, they are labeled as not being politically correct or insensitive, or stupid. Some of us who aren't eloquent and only vomit our thoughts instead of making them pretty (or logical) are dismissed as "only a blogger" or if we don't have a string of letters behind our name aren't considered legitimate because our thoughts swirl instead of flow.

What is the point of this post? I'm not real sure. I think I just needed to express my frustration of things that bug me: Hillary, Mormonism, terrorists, tort reform, and modern art.

Some of you who are better thinkers than I, go ahead and fill in the gaps in the comment section, if this resonates with you, too.

1 comment:

Kevin Bussey said...

I agree. I can fall into that trap myself. That is why we must have better discipleship in the church.