blueodum, on Monday, March 27th, 2006, 11:34 AM, said:
Lastly, why in the world do you read the blog? It can't possibly be manditory reading at your junior high school, so why do you put yourself through it?ZING!Here's a novel idea ...Why not use TAXES to pay for law enforcement and fire and rescue. I know it's a crazy idea, but maybe it will catch on some day.
tryptout, on Monday, March 27th, 2006, 12:00 PM, said:
i don't really give a hoot.i'm not trying to expose anybody as a fraud. most of the fluffheads never pretended to be anything other than what they are - they are all too willing to boast about how they pass their time watching mindless reality tv and playing video games. they are all too willing to go on and on about their expensive cars and all of their other toys. if that stuff tops your values list, well then you're in the right place. it isnt exactly hypocritical or devious or fraudulent to do all this and then proceed to go on about being a good christian and what not. it is perhaps slightly inconsistent, and definitely shallow. i propose the example of tammy faye baker as a self-righteous person who probably tried in her heart to be good. she simply lacked the intelligence, the critical capacity, the world experience - to exercise the self-examination that would have revealed the net of contradictions in which she was so tangled. it is my opinion that redemption in this world - and leave the question of the next as a mystery - has as much to do with untangling oneself from these inconsistencies; with swimming upstream from the messages of the dominant culture; with, in short, leading an examined life -that self-righteous people who repeatedly show themselves unable to do so give the lie to "goodness" and the momentum to those same forces that should be overcome...this, as i've said in different ways before, is what struck me reading the latest blog entry. anyways, i guess that's it for me here.best to all.
expensive car? He drives a lexus...toyota with leather. big deal