I’ve recently come across a few posts (the previous Piper post included) that really resonate with the theme and hopefully the flavor of this blog. That’s not surprising as birds of a feather flock together. So I’m calling these posts InThroughTheFrontDoor Thoughts.
Jollyblogger posted this
gem of a post where he links to a poem that nails on the head so much
of the vernacular of young post-moderns. It’s a link to a poem
entitled "Totally Like Whatever, You Know?" It’s not valley-girl circa
the 80’s, but is the common speak of so many young single people
today. It is a challenge to post-modern thinking as well as
post-modern verbal communication. Great post! Here’s a taste, you can read the rest here.
In case you hadn’t noticed,
it has somehow become uncool
to sound like you know what you’re talking about?
Or believe strongly in what you’re saying?
Invisible question marks and parenthetical (you know?)’s
have been attaching themselves to the ends of our sentences?
Even when those sentences aren’t, like, questions? You know?
Declarative sentences – so-called
because they used to, like, DECLARE things to be true
as opposed to other things which were, like, not –
have been infected by a totally hip
and tragically cool interrogative tone? You know?
Like, don’t think I’m uncool just because I’ve noticed this;
this is just like the word on the street, you know?
It’s like what I’ve heard?
I have nothing personally invested in my own opinions, okay?
I’m just inviting you to join me in my uncertainty?
Over at Stand to Reason (great name), the following caught my attention. Not so much about what was said about Billy Graham, but the contentions made about the difference between arrogance and humility as the world defines it, or rather confidence in what one believes (read arrogance) vs. uncertainty (read humility). Here’s a quote from that post, "Someone can easily be unsure of their religious beliefs but be an
arrogant jerk. And I’ve known many, many confident Christians who are
humble, sweet people."
Would love to have some, like, you know, feedback on these posts, cause like, yeah, that would be like, you know, cool, yeah, whatever.