ornament 2 May 2007 ornament

1st Person

So now there’s iGoogle. Add that to My Documents, My Computer, MyYahoo, the iPod, the iMac, and the iPhone — and of course, one can’t forget MySpace. I guess YouTube is the odd man out, unless of course it really means MyTube…

Anyway, in light of all the apparent concern for me and mine, this quote from Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. is apt:

In an ego-centered culture, wants become needs (maybe even duties), the self replaces the soul, and human life degenerates into the clamor of competing autobiographies. People get fascinated with how they feel — and with how they feel about how they feel. In such a culture and in the throes of such fascination, the self exists to be explored, indulged, and expressed but not disciplined or restrained.

(Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin, p. 83)

A disciplined or restrained self puts the first person second. While I don’t expect to be browsing “Your Documents” or listening to a HerPod anytime soon, it would be refreshing to see a little bit less of the “i” around…

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ornament 1 May 2007 ornament

Romney the Reader

You can’t judge a book by it’s cover, but you can judge a reader by the books he or she reads, right? Well, my logic may be faulty, but this all but disqualifies Mitt Romney in my book (no pun intended):

When asked his favorite novel in an interview shown yesterday on the Fox News Channel, Mitt Romney pointed to “Battlefield Earth,” a novel by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. That book was turned into a film by John Travolta, a Scientologist.

Battlefield Earth? All the great works in the world and he chooses the Left Behind of Scientology?

Lots of redeeming to do, Mitt. Lots. Here are some good places to start.

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