Dissent of the Day
From reader EF:
There is an old saying that says, “some do, and some teach.” You do neither. Anyone, even those with extreme mental health issues, ( I work with the mentally ill ) can set themselves up as critics. You should hear some of the stuff I hear almost daily. Your opinions are just that: your opinions. I know there is also an old saying that everyone is entitled to their opinions. I have never found that within the pages of the Bible. Granted, we all have opinions, but I do not think that we are entitled to them. I do know that the Bible says, “Let God be true, and every man a liar.” Your opinions taken in all their sum won’t even buy a cheap cup of coffee. When you become the God of Heaven, you will be qualified to look into the hearts of any southern gospel singer and make your assessments known. Until then may the God of Mercy and Grace be with you.
Though there’s a certain self-discrediting (and amusing) cognitive dissonance to the joyful-noise critique of someone else’s criticism (i.e. expressing a strongly held opinion that expressing strongly held opinions is wrong), once you’ve heard one you’ve heard them all, more or less. And then a message like this rolls in. I haven’t yet decided which is more hilarious: the non sequitur about the mentally ill or the bizarro Biblical exegesis (show me the scripture where God greenlights SUVs, or cheap cups of coffee, or improvisational jazz or Jackie Collins, or JOAN Collins or, for that matter, representative democracy in the first place). But just because I can’t decide doesn’t mean I should keep a gem like this to myself. Enjoy.Email this Post