Friday, October 06, 2006
I enjoy communicationg with folks. We're headed into another winter out here on the Great American Desert, and this 'puter thing has been a lot of fun.. I've been using my dialup connection for two years. During the course of that time I have experienced a real awakening as to what the world contends with daily. I did an average thing this past week on my Email receptions. About 10% come from my circle, another 10% come from my christian networks and sources, and then the rest is advertising and that is why tonight's header.
How often do you see a picture such as the one posted above and consider that it may have nothing to do with what you think? More often than not the stuff that comes through our collective 'puters(80% in mine)is garbage! It seems that many minds are wandering around in the gutters of humanity seeking to exploit the baser nature of people. There is a part of that attempt which I resent. I've always been able to find plenty of problems in life without anyone's assistance. So why the push to provide us with temptations? Have you figured it out yet? The answer is money! This is the same reason we have casinos out here on the reservations, open gambling across our state, and a little lottery machine area in nearly every quickstop and popstand across the length and breadth of Dakota land. There is a vote coming up on that this November 7th(my birthday by the way). This year we also face the issue of pro life and abortion along with the same sex marriage question. I didn't know that one was a question. What it comes down to for me and many others is pure idylic thinking. We would like to have the conveniences and technologies of the 21st century with the lifestyles of the 50s. That's not happening! The next best thing we can do is continue to communicate our thoughts and feelings to those who can work with us to make this world a better place in which to live. We can create a future for our children and grandchildren that is better than the one in which we are now living. By God's Grace and with a lot of prayer we will make a difference. We must!
In Christ's Love, Preacher.