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Next Thing You Know

October 9, 2009

Have you read the news lately?

It seems all that’s missing are the 4 Horsemen of The Apocalypse making their rounds on Leno, Oprah and The View.

Our Cappucino Commander In Chief won a Nobel Peace Prize for apparently little more than knowing how to read and being congenial enough to wear a suit, Iran has a self-hating Jewish leader who wants to blow up the world to bring his messiah and Drew Barrymore directed a movie that wasn’t completely bashed on and hated out of the starting gate.  Ebert said so.  I read it in a newspaper this morning.

Strangely enough, of the three options I think the Barrymore movie looks to be the least insane.

All of this mayhem makes me hunger for the down home comforts of a padded cell and all the lime jell-o I can eat in one sitting.

It’s a scary world out there, folks!

I would comment on the news but I wouldn’t know where to start.   Seriously.  I wouldn’t.   I’ve been trying to get my brain around current events and I’m dumbfounded.

Who’d a thunk it?  Y’know?

Somebody Famous Mitterand admits to being a sex tourist.  But it’s “his business” and his privacy is sacrosanct in France.  He promotes visiting Thailand.  I don’t think he’ll be the goodwill ambassador there anytime soon.

Yay… Go France…  So impressive with your tolerance and your joie de vivre bringing enlightenment and predators to children.   In the secrecy of your own homes.

Yeah.

The Obama’s failed to impress the International Olympic Committee with the sheer force of their combined grooming, the empowerment of affirmative action, and speech reading skills.  I’d mention their quantities of melanin production but that would make me a racist.  Wait… You’re only a racist when you acknowledge that a human being has done something stupid and then notice that they are red/yellow/black/white.  Although no one knows if they really are precious in His sight.  They’d have to agree He exists.

Apparently a lengthy exposition of personal accomplishments and a crazy dose of Hope/Change sparkle couldn’t sway them.  Who knew?  I think the Obama’s were probably the most surprised when they didn’t make the grade.   First time for everything, huh?  Wonder why?   Maybe that’s why he got the Consolation, er, Peace Prize.

Yep.  They couldn’t get those aristocratic Europeans to go for the Ghettos of Chicago.   Go figure.

I’m tired of being quiet about this.

I don’t like anyone up front in Washington.  They are nothing more than a bunch of sycophants on somebody’s gravy train waiting for their next 15 minutes or big pay off.

So the 2016 Olympics will be in Rio de Janeiro.   Well, at least there will be a lot of “dates” for the Olympians and plenty of that wholesome family Carnival atmosphere.

Just be careful to keep your kids on a leash, your teenage sons blindfolded and your daughters within arms reach.

And what does the Body do?  The church sits around and does nothing but hide in their little holes, planning the next service, the next bulletin.   How many fellowships are already having tryouts for the Christmas pageant?  Because that is the Really Cool, The Really Important stuff.   Keeping our eyes focused on, um…

Whom?  Exactly?

I sat next to a girl today who told me she needed $150 so the bank wouldn’t take her car away, they were being evicted in a week, every call was collections and her marriage was hanging by a thread and a prayer.  And that was just today.

I don’t think her family cares very much that our POTUS has promised everyone a pony and a piece of cake.   They’d like a roof…  Please.  Thank you.

Every liberal out there is shouting from the rooftops that “At least he isn’t Bush!” as though that is the single greatest endorsement they can give the President.

Come to think of it, it might just be the best thing they can say.

I’m so frustrated I’d leave if I thought it would do any good.   But where would we go?

These are interesting times.   And if you know anything about the Word you know that they will not get better.    We must be diligent, not sleepy.   We must be aware, not ignorant.

But don’t worry.  I’m just some tin-foil hat religious fundie on a rampage.   A homeschooling, isolationist fundamentalist who refuses the swine flu vaccination and believes in absolute right and absolute wrong.  Good and evil.   Hope and despair.

I’m sure it’ll be all better in the morning.

As long as we all keep focusing our positive thoughts on the powers that be and I’m sure it’ll all be just fine.

Just.  Fine.

  • Where would we go indeed? The whole world is going to hell in a handbasket and the US is no longer the bastion of freedom and prosperity. Israel might be nice, but their unemployment rate isn’t too hot either, tho it has improved of late. And then there are the terrorists…

    As for the church, its too weak to do anything. And worse, it likes it that way. Perhaps we have just been too wealthy for too long? If so, then that is about to change. People who feel no need for the hindrance of a god when times are good will cling to one when their next meal isn’t sure.

  • Where would we go indeed? The whole world is going to hell in a handbasket and the US is no longer the bastion of freedom and prosperity. Israel might be nice, but their unemployment rate isn’t too hot either, tho it has improved of late. And then there are the terrorists…

    As for the church, its too weak to do anything. And worse, it likes it that way. Perhaps we have just been too wealthy for too long? If so, then that is about to change. People who feel no need for the hindrance of a god when times are good will cling to one when their next meal isn’t sure.

  • Where would we go indeed? The whole world is going to hell in a handbasket and the US is no longer the bastion of freedom and prosperity. Israel might be nice, but their unemployment rate isn’t too hot either, tho it has improved of late. And then there are the terrorists…

    As for the church, its too weak to do anything. And worse, it likes it that way. Perhaps we have just been too wealthy for too long? If so, then that is about to change. People who feel no need for the hindrance of a god when times are good will cling to one when their next meal isn’t sure.

  • Doom

    It will be all fine. Actually, it already is fine for you. How? Read the sermon on the mount again. Your very anger, disappointment, frustration, and angst about this world sets you apart, since much of it comes from His teaching. If you were happy with this world, I would be worried about you.

    Or, look at it this way. You get 60 to 100 years of bliss and an eternity of shame without love, or you have 60 to 100 years of struggle in a swamp you can see as imperfect, having read about and believed in the perfection to come through the Man who showed us, and then have eternity in His home, grace, and love.

    I have much more pity for those who simply go with the flow, and thusly are already dead, than I ever will for you. We will talk about this, soon enough, for the rest of eternity. For now, be settled. I think He likes you, like a perfect sister and daughter.

    Blessings.

  • fred

    My neck gets sore from shaking my head at what I see going on in the world around me. How can we be so blind…

    Erik said: “As for the church, its too weak to do anything. And worse, it likes it that way. Perhaps we have just been too wealthy for too long?”

    Exactly! In the OT every time God made Israel wealthy and prosperous they promptly went off and forgot him. That wealth became the very snare that destroyed them.

    And now it would appear to be us (including US) – dare we hope? Perhaps that idolatry is ready to be brought low like Dagon before the ark of the covenant here too (1 Sam 5).

  • Yep. I hate reading the news these days.

  • BoysMom

    My little outpost of the Church just did a rummage sale for the town foodbank. It’ll keep the foodbank stocked for a couple more weeks. (It’s a town of 800, after all.) Pretty soon it’ll be quilting season–this is one of those weird things that I’ve never seen anywhere else–this little Church with maybe 50 congregants on Easter, the ladies of the church get together weekly through the winter and make a couple hundred quilts each winter to go where ever they might be needed. They make them out of old sheets and fabric scraps and old blankets or mattress pads for batting. There’s a weekly dinner–Monday night–which the Church very carefully bills as a community dinner so people who would otherwise be too proud or anti-church to take a free hot meal will show up. It feeds about a hundred people weekly.
    Is it enough? No, it never is. And we know that it never will be, but that doesn’t excuse us from trying.
    Maybe they do these things because it’s a logging town that’s had a depressed economy for decades, now. Maybe because a good percentage of the Church is old enough to actually tell tales about how they survived the Great Depression. People here have had a lot of practical experience with poverty. Maybe just because this is how this Church has always done things and they don’t like change.
    I don’t know why other outposts of the Church don’t do these things. I don’t know why mine does.

  • BoysMom

    My little outpost of the Church just did a rummage sale for the town foodbank. It’ll keep the foodbank stocked for a couple more weeks. (It’s a town of 800, after all.) Pretty soon it’ll be quilting season–this is one of those weird things that I’ve never seen anywhere else–this little Church with maybe 50 congregants on Easter, the ladies of the church get together weekly through the winter and make a couple hundred quilts each winter to go where ever they might be needed. They make them out of old sheets and fabric scraps and old blankets or mattress pads for batting. There’s a weekly dinner–Monday night–which the Church very carefully bills as a community dinner so people who would otherwise be too proud or anti-church to take a free hot meal will show up. It feeds about a hundred people weekly.
    Is it enough? No, it never is. And we know that it never will be, but that doesn’t excuse us from trying.
    Maybe they do these things because it’s a logging town that’s had a depressed economy for decades, now. Maybe because a good percentage of the Church is old enough to actually tell tales about how they survived the Great Depression. People here have had a lot of practical experience with poverty. Maybe just because this is how this Church has always done things and they don’t like change.
    I don’t know why other outposts of the Church don’t do these things. I don’t know why mine does.

  • Pablo

    I share your exasperation with this world, and I agree with Doom that it’s basically a godly dissatisfaction with this life. Our calling is to remain close to the Lord and to do those good works which were prepared in advance for us to do. Even if we may not see their purpose, our Father in heaven does, and He has a plan. That’s what keeps me going.

  • Pablo

    I share your exasperation with this world, and I agree with Doom that it’s basically a godly dissatisfaction with this life. Our calling is to remain close to the Lord and to do those good works which were prepared in advance for us to do. Even if we may not see their purpose, our Father in heaven does, and He has a plan. That’s what keeps me going.