Monday, July 31, 2006

Mel Gibson -- Screwed

I like Mel Gibson -- as much as I can like someone whom I don't really know. His recent arrest for DUI is sad, but worse of course are the anti-Semitic remarks he is supposed to have made. I would still like to see the report and the in-car video. Assuming the worst -- are the rantings of a drunk man to be taken seriously? If so, how seriously should we take them? Don't we often ignore or laugh off the ramblings and rantings of those under the influence? Aren't I asking a lot of questions?

Is Mel Gibson an anti-Semite??? No one really knows -- deeds speak louder than words -- especially drunken words. It's very possible. With all the crap he endured during the Passion flap he may have some hard feelings. Perhaps his Dad has negatively influenced his thoughts. Again assuming the worst.... he still has the possibility of redemption, even moreso if he is a Christ follower.

Ann Althouse says he is beyond forgiveness. Child molestation and murder are nothing compared to bigotry. That is outrageous. As a Christian -- I know that NO ONE is outside the possibility of forgiveness and redemption. I think Mel, to use a very tired cliche, has his demons and drink is clearly one -- as is his temper. They may be part and parcel.

Whatever, Mel Gibson may very well be done in Hollywood, but I don't think. If he is truly an anti-semite then "good riddance". The problem is -- if it was just a very real and despicable mistake or even if he finds redemption he will most likely never work in Hollywood again though I would think it would be hard for him to have partied as hard as he has and hide this part of his personality from his friends. OR does Box Office trump all? It will be interesting to see. Racial remarks are the major mistake in today's world.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

American Left -- looking through a glass -- cracked

In my other blog Water is Wet I wrote about seeing a leftist TV "news" program.... It never ceases to amaze me how VASTLY different folks see the world. Not mere differences of opinion mind you, but polar opposite perspectives. I see white and they see black, etc.

The differences are so vast and so intractable that one of us has to be wrong or lying. Of course, the left is so post-modern, so Nietzschean that they don't perceive their own shifting standards of liberty, morality, etc. They are just as fundamentalist as any snake handling cracker Christian from the hills of Tennessee -- they just have an ivy league education.

The apostle Paul said we all look through a glass darkly because we do not have the full revelation -- the disclosure of how things really are -- or should be. That's just Christians -- these folks are looking through a fractured glass -- and their view of reality is not just incomplete -- it's incoherent -- and it's to be totally expected. The world is irreconciled to its Maker.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Perspective

The world is not supposed to be this way. Well... it IS supposed to be this way, but it should be infinitely better. Brunelleschi is often credited with "inventing" perspective or realistic perspective I should say. Proper perspective is crucial and most of us lack it at critical times.

My musings here will occasionally struggle with putting and keeping things in a proper, realistic perspective.