Friday, October 12, 2007

Up, up and away

I think I am about fed up. With what you ask?

Thanks for asking, cuz here is my rant. I think it is about time for Christians to stop the whining. Man up to the central item of Christianity and step away from the whiner line.
Speak softly and buy your big stick somewhere else.
Christmas is approaching and another year of avoiding the "C" word for some retailers. And then the fire and brimstone from the "watchdog groups" calling for boycotts, or better yet, to buy their "solution". Kinda seems like the coin changers in the temple to me. Don't let them mock you, buy our cheap trinkets.

I am all for using your dollars wisely. If a merchant wants to be politically correct and this bothers your, don't shop there. Better yet, stop by and let them know they lost your business. Stand up and be counted as a Christian. Speak up in public to defend the faith.

But I am tired of the constant drivel of whining. Most Christians expect to be mocked by Hollywood. Has it changed any buying patterns? Do we still line up for the latest Disney movies and video games? So what if the talking dunderheads on "The View" slobber all over themselves to be the most insulting to Catholics. Like the spoiled child, are we enabling their behavior with all the attention?

Whose watching the watch dogs
Watch dogs serve an important role. But it seems some have grown to think they are a bit more than watch dogs. And like the dog that starts to bark too often or things it owns the porch, a swift kick might be in order.

Central to the Faith Jesus didn't complain that he was treated poorly. No boycotts of the Sanhedrin, no email chain letters to his disciples. His terms were simple.

Pick up your cross and follow me.

And look where that got him.

Not impressed? Well consider where it might get us if we just do as he commanded. Shoulder, meet the cross. Now zip it.

1 comment:

The New Arch Druid's take on the news said...

That was definitely a blog post worth reading. Keep up the good work.

Bet Casey King who does a lot of Whining on "A Matter of Opinion" wouldn't like your attitude however.