Thursday, August 28, 2008

All Hail Obama!

In response to the finale of Obama's historic speech upon the Barapolis*, I have felt the hope, been moved to change, and now recommend that as adequately respectful subjects, rather, citizens, we must begin learning the new anthem for the savior of America.

What can we glean from this ostentatious, emotionally charged thought vacuum?

We must move forward! (Away from Democracy!)
Redistribution of wealth! (Through coercive taxation!)
We must not reward lobbyists! (Suppress citizen concerns!)
Work is vital for Americans (As long as it is government sanctioned!)
I (Obama) could be the first black president! (Pursuit of history trumps job suitability!)
This has never been about me! (Yes it has!)

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* "Barapolis" is in reference to the structure resembling a Greek temple that gave a grandiose backdrop dripping with sanctimoniousness to this transcendentally smarmy candidate's acceptance speech.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Uneducated Graduates

It is not impossible for a student in today's university to wend his or her way through all of the requirements, ending in a blaze of glory and relief in the graduation ceremonies, without having received an education. This happens even in the best of universities. Somehow they manage to graduate students who have no mental connections with the past, little knowledge of its literature, less of its great thinkers, scant ability to think for themselves, and for whom the prospect of writing a research paper is a matter of great consternation.

-David Wells, No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology, page 3

Not only is this condition possible, it is tragically common. True critical thinking is dying, and with it goes a deep love of learning.

With the current deplorable condition of the university, human beings must learn how to be lifelong, independent learners!

How?

Indivuduals need to realize that true, rich learning must occur carefully, deliberately, thoughtfully, and patiently, without undue haste. To be governed by the influential trends and pace of culture is to forfeit one's mind to the dark and dangerous world of the blissfully uneducated.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Obama: A Rhetorically Gifted Liar?

Seems so. Here is an important article that suggests Obama and his aides may be doing more than avoiding any sort of stable or even mildly coherent platform in their campaign. They may actually be denying the past! May this infanticidal voting history never be swept under the rug. After all, it has been said that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior...

America, wake up!

For more on Obama, abortion, and Evangelicals, listen to Doug Groothuis on Gino Geraci's talk show today on Denver KRKS, 94.7 FM from 4:00-6:00 PM.

HT: The Point