Tuesday

Faith, guns, and money...



Fear is popping out all over. With the continuing Wall Street financial crisis we are all feeling the pinch, even if we have our jobs. Hell, the price of gas alone has made our pockets lighter. And even those of us who are eternal optimists feel like the sky is falling.

I was an economics major and I drank the Kool-Aid. I believed that communism was evil by definition and capitalism was the answer to what ailed the world. Now, we have poison baby formula from China, but we also have financial institutions in America that are bankrupt. Is it readily apparent which is better?

So, what are we to do? In these times, Obama says that we cleave to our religion and our guns. He was unfairly criticized for this statement. We should all just tell the truth. Life is hard and this economy is crazy. And terrorists may bomb us at any time. We are scared. We have questions. And we do not trust this administration.

We have finally realized that the good times have stopped rolling. And we don't know if they will ever come again.

So most of us are all looking for someone to hold onto, something to believe in, and something to cleave to. There's nothing to be ashamed of. When the world doesn't make sense people seek something to make them feel secure.

I don’t have any guns, but faith is definitely something upon which I rely. While I was typing this message, the market may have crashed again. Gotta go pray now…
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