night to listen to a few jams. Shouldn’t have wasted my time, it was really bad. Jim and the boys started off okay but I’ve heard them so many times, it just isn’t fresh. As usual, they started late, pushing the jammers back. Then they took a 35 minute break between their opening and the first jammer. Which was some dude older than the hills playing his brand new LP copy. Doesn’t get much worse than that. The next guy up was a “vocalist”, in other words, he can’t play an instrument but he can front a band. Not. So I left early.
Got home and browsed around the net a bit. Some of the opinions of people about Christianity amaze me. I don’t understand how someone can be so bitter with their life that they amuse themselves by continuously disparaging people that try to follow what they believe. I mean, aren’t there other things in the world for them to worry about besides church goers? Reading their comments, you’d think not.
Had to laugh at another attack on Christians this morning as I was driving in the rain to the plantation. Listening to Bill Press on Sirius left to see what’s bugging him this week and, you guessed it, Christians. He was so proud that Obama made a speech blasting the right-wing evangelicals. Guess Obama’s poll numbers are plateauing and he needed ink (or pixels?). Gosh, those darn evangelicals dare say that Democrats don’t believe in God. Why, the Dems faith is just as valid as the Republicans. What an argument, eh?
The funniest part was that his first caller after this diatribe about the left having just as much faith as the right was an atheist. Cracked me up. The guy said that belief in a God was tantamount to mental illness because if you can trick your mind into having faith in God, you can trick it into belief in anything. Bill stumbled around a bit but ended up agreeing with the guy that we should follow the European model where people that believe in God are few and far between. Nothing like listening to lefties to return you to reality.
All the problems in the US are related to Falwell, Robertson and Dobson. Were it not for them, we wouldn’t have so much bickering and fighting going on. And we wouldn’t have invaded Iraq. You know, it’s a crime for someone to say that you should try to lead your life based upon the words of Jesus.
I don’t much like those three guys and the way they mixed the church and politics. Or the church and commercialism. But to think that those three are worse enemies of the state than the welfare system, moral depravity and greed is just plain stupid. I guess the new model for how churches should be run is Copperfield Church, whose pastor, Larry Womack, spent the weekend honoring a guy that “raps” a “song” about how he wants to defecate on the face of a young woman. Maybe Obama can speak there.