Looking from below…

A man was helping one of his cows give birth, when he noticed his 4-year-old son standing wide-eyed at the fence, soaking in the whole event.

The man thought, “Great…he’s 4 and I’m gonna have to start explaining the birds and bees. No need to jump the gun – I’ll just let him ask, and I’ll answer.”

After everything was over, the man walked over to his son and said, “Well son, do you have any questions?”

“Just one” gasped the still wide-eyed lad.

“How fast was that calf going when he hit that cow?”

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A few years back I was hangin’ out with a buddy of mine and his two boys. In the process of rompin’ around one of the kids tripped on the carpet and face-planted right in the middle of the living room.

My buddy started laughing and before I could wipe the panicked look off my face his son looked up and started laughing too. “He’d be cryin’ like a baby if the wife was here. First rule of child-rearing – kids mimic adult behavior.” Apparently when the boys encountered something their kid brains couldn’t quite process they looked up at the parental units for the proper response.

It’s been a week since all the hoopla of the Superbowl and between the class action lawsuit and JT’s apology last night I got to thinking. How many kids would have noticed (or for that matter cared about) Janet’s boobie flash if a bunch of parents hadn’t flipped a nut?

Was it in bad taste? Sure. Wrong venue and timeslot? Okay. But did it shake the moral foundation of this country? Please…

Yes, I know I’m harping on a topic that by blogging standards is 2 years old, but as I’m in a government class this term, in the STATE OF TEXAS, where Bush is not only a hero, but will inherit his own highway with his initials on it one day… err… I digress.

Point is the conservative viewpoint is understood as THE viewpoint `round these parts. I get it. I certainly am not offended by it and don’t mind intelligent debates on whatever topic I happened to get speared with. I do have one request. I will gladly respect your right to look down on us from your morally superior high horse IF you treat the “deviant” as humanely as possible.

When touting the death penalty, I don’t revel in it by saying “Those f#ckers deserve to die, I’d pay to see it for myself.”

When voicing my opinion on abortion I would never say “Those bitches deserved to get knocked up so they better grow up and deal with it.”

Of course the best line from this week “All gays are going to hell anyway so why do I have to make their time on Earth any more enjoyable?”

I’m aglow with the kindness of God’s love that emanates from you my Christian brethren. There are plenty of things that I don’t like about this world and sure if I controlled the Etch-a-Sketch of Life maybe I would do something about it. But I don’t see the need to demoralize someone else or their views. A wiser man than me once said “Hate the sin, not the sinner.”

Jesus didn’t hang with just the righteous. Believe that.

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4 comments

  • yeahhhh…. thats the spirit!!

  • Well put. Today I read about an American Airlines employee who got back from a missions trip and chose to use the mic time to tell the cabin that if they weren’t Christian, they were crazy.

    The Christian worldview is actually pretty amazing and powerful, but no one gets to hear about it because a lot of Christians feel the need to look down on everyone else. In terms of relating to your fellow men and women, Christianity is ultimately about love. If you want to bring someone to Christ, show them through how you live, not through hate-filled words of condemnation.

    That doesn’t mean you can’t stand up for what you believe in, but remember that Christ said to love your enemy like you love your friend. That’s pretty hard to do, but imagine the impact if you could genuinely do it.

  • In contrast to the whole Janet Jackson/boob fiasco, recently a guy on live UK TV said “you f#cking c#nts!” and out of 10 million viewers, only 100 complained…

  • I can’t understand that self-righteous viewpoint – I get the impression that many Southern christians (being Baptists and whatnot) have large tickets on themselves and their ability to get a free ride into heaven. I would hope that God looks down at such base arrogance!

    Living in the south could be quite an experience….

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