Friday, 11/28/14, Public Square

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by | November 28, 2014 · 6:00 am

One response to “Friday, 11/28/14, Public Square

  1. I remember growing up in the 50’s and 60’s. Christmas was such a special time. My family was the typical middle-class family. We were far from rich and also far from being poor.

    What I remember the most is the anticipation of Christmas.

    I think that is what is missing in today’s world – the anticipation.

    I also remember we did not have any DVD movies we could just pop into the t.v. whenever we wanted to watch a holiday movie.

    Hell – we were lucky to have one television in the home and very lucky if it was a color set.

    Remember all those old time Christmas shows about Rudolph, Santa and the misfit toys?

    I remember feeling so sad for all those misfit toys.

    What I am trying to say is – in the midst of all out modern technology of instant gratification – we have lost the importance of being able to – wait in anticipation for something.

    Perhaps in all our instant gratification – we have lost he ability to be satisfied with what we got? It only makes us want more and even faster the next time.

    Most of our society does not value many things like we used to when I was growing up.

    We have become a disposable society – and that includes disposable people.

    That – IMHO – is the real problem in our country today. And these Evangelinuts who think that if God and prayer was allowed back into school, into our government and back on the public square – that everything would return to the way back in the good ol’ days.

    I was raised in those good ol’ days…….and some things were not so good.

    But we did have people who had common courtesy and treated others with common respect.

    But – again – back then we did not have too many of these huge mega churches. Hell – the only really big church was the Catholic Church. And we all know what that church was busy covering up – don’t we?

    Like I said before – those good ol’ days had some things that were not so good.

    But – once the modern technology has been unleashed – we will never put the genie back into that bottle.

    I don’t know what the answer is……maybe a good start would be to make these mega churches pay taxes because they truly are just money-making big businesses.