There have been a lot of “I” statements going around the internet lately. Lots of celebrities holding up signs with various statements written (often illegibly) on plain sheets of paper and photographed with camera phones.
Some of these may actually be real and not Photoshopped. Continue reading …
A friend sent me this little picture which many of their left leaning friends are putting in their emails and posting to their Facebook accounts. It demonstrates a lack of biblical literacy and a substitution of socialism for biblically based Christianity. I am not saying that they may not have genuine compassion on those in need but they do not have a biblically informed view of how to address the problem. It assumes that somewhere in Scripture there is teaching that it is the unbelieving, secular government’s responsibility to take resources from those who are working, investing, building businesses and yes, supporting charities of their own choice and redistribute it to others of the government’s choice. If true, the passage would sound something like this:
For I was hungry, and you didn’t allow the government to continue expanding the food stamp program for Me; I was thirsty, and you tried to get alcohol and cigarettes removed from the food stamp program; I was on taxpayer funded welfare and you expected Me to get a job. I incurred college debt and you expected that I would keep my word and pay my debts.
Obviously, I could go on but you get the idea. This is a mentality that has been the hallmark of the cry-baby boomer generation. In the very insightful article, Listen Up, Boomers: The Backlash Has Begun, after describing the accomplishments of the generation preceding the cry-baby boomers, Walter Russell Mead writes: Continue reading …
“Is Christianity Good for the World?” Thus asks a new book co-authored by Christian philosopher and pastor, Douglas Wilson, and media maven and everyone’s favorite curmudgeonly atheist Christopher Hitchens. What started as an email exchange was picked up by Christianity Today and later by Canon Press. Finally, the whole thing was turned into a documentary that is strangely incendiary and cordial at the same time.
The Huffington Post may be the bastion of progressive ideology but lately its been revealing some remarkable insight into our culture. As we shall see, the audience, on the other hand, not so much. Let me take you through a couple of posts I found recently:
We begin with America’s favorite pagan holiday, Halloween, or as the church goers where I come from call it: Fall. Lauren Bravo laments the choices of Halloween costumes for women. Bravo quotes 2004 film Mean Girls as the source of what she calls the “Slutty Halloween” phenomena.
“In Girl World,” explained Cady, “Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.”
I won’t say Bravo is outraged. More like peeved: Continue reading …