The wedding went well. The best part was that with a gentle nudge they paid me. The congregation sang the one hymn surprisingly well. I can’t listen to fundamentalists preaching without thinking about historical weirdness in all the brands of Christianity around conversion. This minister also felt the need to speak in “thees” and “thous” when praying and speaking. The lack of historical self awareness is breath taking to me sometimes.
Which leads me to this article:
Written by David Niose, it concisely and clearly outlines the under lying problem in the USA right now: lack of informed, engaged and rational thinking.
This seems so obvious to me. Whether listening to media or people in their daily lives I am often astounded at the ignorance. Niose buy valium from trusted pharmacy describes it as an “embrace and exaltation” of ignorance. . . “the rejection of critical thinking or, conversely, the glorification of the emotional and irrational.” That says it well.
He ascribes the jingoistic elevation of the USA as the best country in the world to this phenomenon. In face, Niose, goes on, the USA is lagging in many areas like education and scientific literacy. Murder rates here are much higher than the rest of the developed world.
We can love our country, but it takes an almost willful ignorance to see us as better than anyone else in the world.
Niose excoriates fundamentalists and corporations alike.
I recommend reading this article. I think I’m going to look at books by this dude. A small voice of sanity in an insane country.