Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Some thoughts

I just don't get it. In the 1970s Coke did the "I'd like to teach the world to sing" commercial. Nobody thought it was terrible—at least I don't remember it. I suppose there might have been some who claimed they were promoting an antichrist world order, but I didn't hear about it.

Now, they do a similar thing and it's the end of the world as we know it? I haven't seen it and don't intend to—after all, it's all about selling a sugar-laced drug that will make you sick and fat. Why should I watch it? I don't buy their product and I don't need to buy their worldview, either. It's bankrupt. But rather than argue about the commercial, why not live a life that shows how bankrupt that worldview is?

All I see is people who buy the same worldview arguing about who's in and who's out in a boat that is sinking. There are enough lifeboats around to rescue them all, but they are ignoring them and drinking their way to death. OK, bad analogy and bad logic. But really, how is the current situation in the world any worse than the first century was? Do you hear Paul, Peter, Barnabas, James, etc. arguing in this way? No. They present Jesus as the alternative and then draw out the ramifications of what that means.

Forget the "culture wars" and live for Jesus in your daily life. The rest will take care of itself. Just an
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