10.29.2008

Re-posting an old post . . . "I'm not to blame!"

Okay, a confession: I think this video is funny and I like it.

But: If you are someone who would just as soon not watch anything that has a definitely liberal theme and is mildly vulgar, don't play it, okay?

And if you do play it, remember that what it is saying is "I can't blame my problems on someone else." Period. It is a snide look at the way we find people and situations that have little to do with our own lives and avoid taking responsibility for our own lives by focusing on theirs. That's all.

The details make it funny. Look at the husband's T-shirt. Watch the whole video a couple of times to pick up on the ironic details. They are all geared to "put the lie" to his statement about who's to blame in each situation he encounters.

As for my "stand" on whether or not gays should be getting married, and what we should do about that (if anything) . . . that requires a post of its own sometime.

And if you watch this and find yourself all in a tizzy about the idea that I would post this rather than post against the evils of gay marriage and how we need to protect the family by voting for prop 8 . . . then I suggest you remember that the things that really satisfy the human heart sell themselves, and that I am committed to following Jesus in a way that shows all the TRUTH about the abundant life that we only get from HIM -- not from the evangelical version of the American Dream, and not from protecting legally the evangelical version of the American Dream. Let's remember Reinhold Niebuhr's original serenity prayer (God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other) and make it a reality in our daily obedience to the One Who satisfies, shall we?




2 Comments:

At Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 3:41:00 PM PST, Blogger PGNoldfremont said...

So what is your definition of "Legally the evangelical american dream"? sound evil.

 
At Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 7:23:00 PM PST, Blogger Maria Kettleson Anderson said...

Hi, Paul! Call me and we'll have lunch!

I wrote "not from protecting legally the evangelical version of the American Dream", and I meant our idea that being good Christians is a tool to a happy marriage and a happy family and a happy life -- rather than following Jesus even if that means we have UNHAPPY lives because our loyalty to Him costs us everything else.

Sorry if that sounds evil! I think it is biblical. Try reading any of the four gospels as you ask yourself these 2 questions: 1) what does Jesus ask his disciples to DO to prove they're his disciples? and 2) what does he say they'll get as their reward for being His disciples?

I don't see how you can come up with the typical answers we have in what Christians DO and in what they get as their reward.

But let's go to lunch and talk about it!

 

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