day, yesterday, contributing to an overall successful weekend. I thought that church was okay; the class was way down but I enjoyed it, the comedian had a slapstick style of humor that was a bit grating after a while but overall it was okay. I’ve heard of lip synching and I’ve heard of air guitar. First time I had seen finger synching whilst holding a guitar.
Played around with the Koni Omega Rapid in the afternoon and got the rangefinder working! Just needed a couple of slaps upside the body to get it moving again. Why is it that we always resort to that? Could it be because it works 90% of the time?
Then the evening came and I went back up to the church for a meeting of the minds on the men’s ministry. RSa wants to have a prayer ministry, a support group, a mission project and a retreat. I thought it was interesting that we didn’t open or close the meeting with a prayer but that’s besides the point, I suppose. And guess who gets the job of planning a retreat? That’s right, the ol’ bigjolly. I wonder if U2 is available?
After that meeting, I just didn’t want to go to church, although it was only about a youth mission trip and probably would’ve been okay. But, I didn’t want to go. I saw SU in the hall and told her I was going to go listen to some music; very much to my surprise, she wanted to go with me. So, the Clampitts crawled into the rig and drove down to Katies to listen to Jim and the boys. Had a good time, heard some good music, heard some not so good music, great place to people watch, great place to chill and let the mind settle. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
There was a very pretty young lady there with a very ugly man, obviously a paid for situation (think Anna Nicole Smith). SU and I got to observe the interactions first hand and it was quite a show. Beyond the show, what makes a young girl end up like that? Kinda goes hand in hand with some of the observations of JM and LB in class yesterday: young people today do not seem to value the rewards of hard work and seem to always take the easy road. Now, I understand that there have been prostitutes for a long time and that each generation seems to say the same things about the next one, but it seems to me that there is some truth to that. Perhaps what we are observing is that within each generation, the segment of the population that chooses the easy road grows larger. Yes, I think probably that is the case. It is a pattern that repeats itself and there doesn’t seem to be a way to stop it. Think about the great societies that have crumbled under the weight of their own hedonistic philosphy – Greeks and Romans quickly come to mind. With each generation, those societies put more and more emphasis on personal pleasure and less on responsibility and unity. Is this where we are heading in the United States? History would say yes.