Day 26 – Unbelievable
For today’s word I’m going to write an extended list of many of the things that make me go “are you for real?” All those things that make me shake my head and wonder about the world. I’m also going to attempt to do this without even mentioning the word.
First off, a caveat. These are my views alone and if you do not agree with them, that is fine. This is who I am and what I think.
Anyway, let’s start with something light to begin with.
1. I don’t get people who don’t like or listen to music
Perhaps not such a light subject. For me, music is almost as important as my faith. In fact, music is a big part of my faith. Music is how I open myself to God. Perhaps not theologically sound, but on the other hand there is a lot of song and poetry in the Bible and many exhortations for us to worship God through song. And I become more open to receiving God’s Word when music is in the mix.
Putting aside the whole faith thing, music and sound is prevalent throughout society, so much so that it boggles the mind that there are people out there who can’t or don’t appreciate it. The rhythms of life are so embedded within us…even our heartbeats are regular. So, I find it inconceivable that music is not important to everyone. But, there it is.
2. The amount of talent there is in the world
The world is an amazing place. There is so much potential and talent and sometimes it boggles the mind. You would think that eventually all the wells of creativity would be tapped and used up. However, there is always another new artist or musician or invention just around the corner and perhaps that’s what is best about the human race.
But, will there one day come a time where we cannot create something new? Or have we already reached that point? Are we now only improving on older ideas and not creating brand new never before seen ideas? I know that fashions get recycled as does musical styles. (Look at the fact that Blink-182, GC and Simple Plan are releasing music this year and sound like they did back in the day.). However, as innovative as humans are…will it end some day?
3. Political Correctness and the way media does not help our perception
So, political correctness. It has become a dirty word…a dirty phrase. And I dislike it to the point that I will always make a point of it when I notice it. I understand that we (society) does not want to marginalise or discriminate or offend others. However, there comes a point when the PC police go just a tad too far.
There is one thing I need to point out, though. The media feeds the frenzy of “OMG they can’t make us say/not say that!” Case in point:
Recently in the news a private girl school was all over the media as supposedly they were banning them from using female gendered pronouns. It was all over the news and caused an outpouring of outrage on social media (I admit to joining that…). However, after watching Media Watch last night it became apparent that it wasn’t true. It was based on spurious sources. Which the media ate up as they always do.
Though the fact that we believed the story initially is because of how politically correct our society has become. The same outrage is shown when we are told we can’t sing Baa baa black Sheep, or call the character in The Far Away Tree by his name, Moon Face. Or that Big Ears is not PC… I could go on.
Or even to the point where we shouldn’t share about our beliefs because it’s not PC to do so. Considering my faith is one that is meant to be shared…well, that flies against everything I stand for.
4. People who don’t believe in a higher power
Now this one is a little deeper and more profound. I do not understand how others can look out at the world around us, the nature, the beauty, and not believe that there is something else out there. And I mean a higher power, not whether there is life out in space as I am content to agree that there probably is life elsewhere in our universe. That view doesn’t negate the existence or non-existence of a deity who is outside our universe.
For me, it makes absolute sense that God exists. And that He is the first cause of everything. God is. That’s all there is to it. That’s my belief.
It’s something I find hard to reconcile, that there are those who believe that our lives now are all there is. I mean…I do understand on some levels, but on others, well, let’s just say I find it confusing. However, I do accept that everyone has different views and as much as I would love for everyone to believe similar to me, I know that isn’t feasible and even the Bible says that won’t be the case.
5. Judgemental people
Just stop. No one is perfect, not even you.
6. God’s love for us
John 3:16-17 says it all, no other words need to be spoken.
There may be other thoughts there, but I think this is long enough to reading.