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What is Wrong With Them?

June 30th, 2005 Visited 1049 times, 1 so far today

Peggy Noonan has a very good article today, but I wouldn’t limit it to “What is wrong with those in
Washington?”  I think the problem that she is seeing is something that is infiltrating all of our lives.  I believe that the biggest problem we as a society face is pride.  You can see it in the way we talk about
issues– you can’t discuss ideas without someone believing you’re attacking them personally.  You can see it in how many people demand “rights”: Rights to abortion, rights to demolish people’s houses, rights to unholy marriages, etc.  We live in a society that is tending toward more and more pridefulness.  As the Scripture says, pride comes before a fall.

Here’s some quotes from Peggy:

In normal America if you have a high character you don’t wrestle people to the ground until they acknowledge it. You certainly don’t announce it. If you are compassionate, you are compassionate; if others see it, fine. If you hold to principle it will become clear. You don’t proclaim these things. You can’t, for the same reason that to brag about your modesty is to undercut the truth of the claim.

I do have to agree with Peggy, though, that it is glaringly obvious in our elected officials, but I have to disagree that it’s just a problem there.  I just think the cameras are on these people more, and they have more power.  True, there are people that are humble and don’t make a big deal of themselves.  For every one of them, however, there are many more that are bragging about themselves: Their looks, their talent, their ability to eat things on TV shows that no one ever thought of…  This is our society– much different than how it started out.

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  • Leticia says on: July 5, 2005 at 3:45 pm

     

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Yep, I have to agree about pride. I have ruffled a lot of feathers with some of my posts. I am a firm believer in the Bible and boy o boy, I sure get a handful of angry people. But, it’s my blog and I can do what I want, hee-hee.:)

  • Pam says on: July 8, 2006 at 12:25 pm

     

    I really like the comment this lady made. Like your site. GOd bless.

  • Dr. Dennis Callahan says on: July 1, 2005 at 9:17 pm

     

    Just when I think I can relax for a while along comes someone who reminds me of things that I ought to do, and be, but I’m not. I need to work on this pride thing. maybe one day I’ll get it right. But when I get there someone will have raised the bar! It’s not the end of the journey it’s the journey itself. Enjoy your W/E

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