Monday, September 18, 2006

Truth, justice and the American way?

I'm not a very original thinker. None of us really are. We uncover what is true. We see and hear and experience truth and we remember: Aha! Yes! Now I know!

When I write and then preach a sermon, it's really all one sermon; every single one of them. It's all about truth, love, compassion, giving, and being open.

But sometimes it needs to be said in a way that wakes you up. Author Sue Monk Kidd wrote, "The truth will indeed set you free, but first it will shatter the safe, sweet way you live." See, I don't say anything original, but I can quote those who do and report it here for you, dear reader.

So, for the next few blogs I will be quoting some great thoughts, ideas, rants: truths, for your contemplation.

The first is a video of George Carlin being, well, George. But his tune has changed. This is one hell of a rant that I could never get away with but George can, God bless him. He goes a bit far, but one has to, in order to wake those who are comfortably asleep.


Who controls America?

Truth, justice, and the American way can no longer be used in the same sentence. Superman will have to find something else (perhaps someone else) to fight for.


Andy said...

I've been a lousy blogger. I have not yet had time to watch George Carlin so that I may appropriately respond to you latest entry. However, I promise that I will do so soon.

Cynthia said...

I have been a lousy blogger myself. I feel like whatever I could write now would be blah, blah, blah.