Wednesday, April 05, 2006
a rant for jared
it's been a while since i've had a good rant, but i think i will just let this one speak for itself. an author, while researching different forms of bias in america, spent an afternoon in several christian bookstores. here is a sampling of the titles he found there:
Same-Sex Marriage: Putting Every Household at Risk
The Homosexual Agenda: Exposing the Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today
The Gay Agenda: It’s Dividing the Family, the Church and a Nation
Outrage: How Gay Activists and Liberal Judges Are Trashing Democracy to Redefine Marriage
The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought
Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth
Persecution: How Liberals Are Waging War Against Christianity
Liberals Are Killing America: How Their Loss of Courage, Lack of Leadership, and Constant Deceit Are Destroying Americans
Hour of the Witch: Harry Potter, Wicca Witchcraft, and the Bible
Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left
The Many Faces of John Kerry: Why This Massachusetts Liberal Is Wrong for America
Liberwocky: What Liberals Say and What They Really Mean
Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty Over Liberalism by Sean Hannity
The Second Amendment: Preserving the Inalienable Right of Individual Self-Protection
The Enemy Within: Saving America from the Liberal Assault on Our Churches, Schools, and Military by Michael Savage
Shut Up and Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN Are Subverting America
The Dark Side of Liberalism: Unchaining the Truth
The Myth of Separation Between Church and State
Moses Was a Right-Wing Conservative
Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals
How the Clinton Clergy Corrupted a President
The ACLU Vs. America: Exposing the Agenda to Redefine Moral Values
How to Survive the Lions’ Den of the Liberal Media
Painting the Map Red
Big Sister is Watching You: Hillary Clinton and the White House Feminists Who Now Control America And Tell the President What To Do
I'm not sure which one is my favorite, but, "If It’s Not Close, They Can’t Cheat: Crushing the Democrats in Every Election and Why Your Life Depends on It" is definitely up there. jared, i don't mean to hound you, but if you are ever going to make good on your promise to urinate on a display at a christian bookstore, i'm not sure how much more inspiration you need. read the whole article here.
why do we do this? do we really feel that strongly about these issues? do we really identify them as central to the cause of Christ? i sure hope not.
we were reading from Luke last night about the signs of the end of the age, and while much of it left us scratching our heads, my lovely wife stumbled upon the following nugget regarding how we are to ready ourselves for His next arrival:
"Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap."
we had never before taken the time to figure about what the heck "dissipation" meant. Dictionary.com tells it can mean: wasteful expenditure or consumption; amusement; a diversion. we all found this to hit a little too close to home, in a personal and national sense. we are a people of distraction (see Huxley's Brave New World) on the lookout for something to help us avoid the sometimes harsh realities of life, and certainly to occupy our time in such a way that we need not feel the twinge, no, the sting, of our apathy toward our fellow human.
but now, i'm wondering if that dang ol' christian bookstore doesn't serve the same purpose? i mean, is it possible we are just distracting ourselves from real kingdom work with political soapbox (and cracker jack) writing or an endless parade of self-help titles we consume in the name of sanctification. i wonder if this is every man's battle, or just a condition of this present darkness. i mean, will i be left behind if i don't use the prayer of jabez to jumpstart my purpose driven life? all i want is to be so wild at heart that i am ready to make a case for christ, and a case for a creator for that matter. i just want a cure for the common life...
Posted by cory at 1:46 PM