Monday, August 24, 2009

This Crazy World

I spent a bit of time on YouTube this a.m. and came away alarmed. These violent people carrying guns and calling Obama a Nazi--what is it like to be them? What goes on inside their consciousness? Where did they go to school?

Old New Yorker cartoon: A man cutting his grass pauses in fear realizing "The world is insane!"
Two commenters on my last blog said this has always been so. There is strange comfort in that thought! When I was a young mom the whole thing was anti-fluoridation. It is the madness of crowds.

What is behind this madness? A strange spiritualist named Joel Goldsmith (a variant of Christian Science) wrote he attributes it to forces of mass hysteria that float around the stratosphere. St. Paul (an apostle of Jesus Christ) would attribute this evil craziness to "principalities and powers."

Of course once you start speaking like that, you are considered "out there" yourself.

Another thing the Apostle said is, "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8).

I'll try to hold onto that thought and stay away from YouTube which I found truly scary.


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