Thursday, September 6, 2007

The long and short of it all...

A few things I'd like to point out. Bunch of lil quick things I'd like to say.

I have been thinking about ways to save money as a country. Things we could do to use our budget to the benefit of the world. I know it won't ever happen. But I can have an opinion anyway. I would shut down most of NASA. Space flights? No more. Research missions? Nope. I'd stop all that right now. Granted, I understand the reasoning behind it all. Trying to learn more about our universe and all. Trying to find viable options for our future. I get all that. But if we don't do something about our world now, who cares about the future??? We have things to solve. And they need solving quickly. Sorry if you are one of those who believe we actually walked on the moon. I think its ludacris. NASA admits we don't have the technology currently to put a man on the moon. I think its silly to believe we did back in the 60's. Call me a conspiracy theorist if you like. I won't apologize for not believing everything I see on TV, hear in the news, or that the government tells me. I question. Anyway, the Space program currently is a huge money pit. End it. Put the money elsewhere.

Did you know that if our government would keep taxes where they are and only raise the budget 1 to 2 percent, we could eliminate half of our national debt in a matter of years if the economy stays on the path its on? Its crazy to think how much money our government wastes on crap we don't know about. I get angry thinking about it. I'd like to see a real list of where all our taxes go. I'm sure it would sicken the American public to know the truth.

Athlete has a new album coming out. David Crowder Band has a new album coming out. Halo 3 is coming out. Wa Woo Wee Wah. I am excited. September 25th is going to be one McSweet day!

Clove=calm euphoria

I'm trying to decide on what tattoo work I'd like to have done next. Its important. Its kind of permanent. I want it to look good. I also want it to express what I am. Its a heavy thing.

I have developed a severe distaste for all things pop music. Hate is not a fitting word. I loathe pop music. I abhor it. There is so little musical and lyrical integrity anymore. If I hear "Hey There Delilah" or "Umbrella" one more time, I'm gonna go insane. Thank God for people like Bright Eyes and Lucero and Justin Timberlake and Ryan Adams and Wilco and Jack Johnson and David Crowder Band and Charlie Hall and Athlete... they help me not kill my radio. They actually are forward thinking artists. I wish there were more of them in the world.

I still think doubting can be a good thing. Many people have expressed their opinion that doubting is a lack of faith. I disagree. Doubting is natural for some. Others don't doubt so much. Some of us are inquisitive and like to question and dissect things. I am one of those people. I like to ask questions and get to the root of things. I don't believe in "blind faith." I don't take spiritual matters lightly. I certainly don't take my spirituality lightly. And I'm human. I'm not perfect. I don't know everything. The Bible doesn't answer every question I have. The church is in a state of disarray across the world. Christendom can hardly agree on anything. Millions of people are so poor they don't have basic needs like food and water and medicine. The president has fund raising parties charging a thousand dollars a plate while children sleep on the streets blocks away. Genocide is happening right now in Africa. So much crap. So much wrong. So much...

So I don't take things lightly. My heart is heavy and it hurts. I have hope for change. I have hope for a better world. I like talking with people about things we can do to help make that possible. Little things. Big things. Anything. And the older I get, the less I know. The more I feel the need to ask questions. The more I feel the need to voice these doubts I have inside. To get them out into the open. Hoping I'm not the only weird thinking some of these things I do. Its not a lack of faith in Christ. Its a desire to understand my world.

My opinions on reformed theology and Calvanism haven't changed. Just in case you wanted to know.

Thanks for reading along. I turned commenting back on. Please don't start throwing me under the bus again or writing ignorantly--I'll be forced to turn it back off.

Holler back.

"A perfect faith is nowhere to be found, so it follows that all of us are partly unbelievers."- John Calvin