Friday, May 4, 2007

Can I vent?

So no one ever commented on my gorgeous Church Rock kids. What is up with that!?

But now I gotta vent. I wanna say something and I want people to hear it, so I guess this is my venue for that.

You know how we are always saying things like "As Christians...." I hate that phrase. Well, maybe that isn't quite appropriate to say, cuz I have said it too. But I just don't like it and find it completely dualistic. It's like we are saying "The Christian part of us should feel or do this...." or that we have to remind ourselves of the fact that we are Christians or something. I just feel like this phrase is evidence of the dualistic behavior of our culture. I hope that we can slowly eliminate this phrase from our lingo because I think non-Christians here that and sub-consciously or even consciously laugh. And I don't blame them.

Sorry about that, but I had to get it out. Let me know what you think. Next time I'll be more upbeat, I promise :)


Chris said...

I like your tangents...keep going and the world may just be a better place. Hey you wanna send me your e-mail address so I can add you to my Japan update list? Thanks!

Nikki said...

I think you're right. There are so many things that we do that are dualistic, and we don't even see them. Good point, friend.

SK Schultz said...

I can understand that frustration. I dont like the dualism either.


bittersweet leaves said...

Sophomore year, my fellow education students and I made up shirts that said, "Are you committed?"...b/c JVD always said that "as teachers" (don't read into that), we needed to be committed to fighting dualism.

Ok, now you must post again.