Sunday, February 27, 2011
"And She's Buying A Stairway To Heaven"
I'm reading the book "One Second After". It was given to me by a survivalist co-worker. It's about a small NC town that loses all computer capability when terrorists set off some "electro-magnetic pulse" bomb. I've read about 50 pages so far and the clunky dialogue makes me suspect it might be a Christian novel . I hope it's not some fantasy like Tim LaHaye's "No Christian Left Behind" series. I'll give it a hundred pages. Just because I recognize the area where the story takes place isn't a reason to read something that's not written well. If the people in our area lost the ability to text it would reduce us to savages, let alone losing our lap-tops, TVs, cars, and thermostats. I saw what happened when Hurricane Katrina cut off our gasoline for 2 weeks; if it lasted another few days they would have declared martial law.
On a lighter note, I was watching one of the "blab-it-and-grab-it" preachers on TCT network. This is one of the half dozen "sow-a-seed" networks that preach a gospel of mumbo-jumbo that would make a pre-renaissance indulgence selling Catholic Bishop cringe. On the set they had an 8 foot plastic step ladder that was supposed to represent "Jacob's Ladder". The hosts were taking the seed pledges that were called in and crinkling them up and tossing them at the leader. This was suppose to give the impression of "angels ascending and descending to the throne of God". I'm watching this and I can feel the blood pulsing through my left eye. Don't these hucksters realize that this modern ladder has a warning sticker on it saying "Don't Stand On The Top Step?" I really should delete these six channels, but every time I think nobody could be dumber than the politicians in Washington, I flip to the Elmer Gantry channels. If you listen closely to what these fellas are saying you realize they aren't saying a thing. The message is the same "give your soul to Jesus, and give your money to me" or "give your soul to government and give your money to me".
I need to finish this post now, I feel an "electro-magnetic-pulse" coming!