Wednesday, May 27, 2009

We interupt this blog to interject a brief belief (and a WUW)

Rob Thomas, the singer/songwriter, wrote an article for Huffington Post today. I personally think it ROCKED OUT LOUD! He made several well thought out, articulate, and well expressed statements of his beliefs. While this article may raise some hackles of some readers, I think if most people thought along the same lines as he does, this world would be a much better place.

Just step away from the controversy and think about the concept of fighting for the underdog.

Here is an excerpt from the article if you don't want to read the whole thing that I thought was especially well written.

I believe that America is a great nation of even greater people. I also believe
that anyone who says that this is a "Christian nation" has RHS, or revisionist
history syndrome, and doesn't realize that most of our founding fathers were
either atheist or at least could see, even in the 1700s, that all through Europe
at the time, religion was the cause of so much persecution that they needed to
put into their brand new constitution a SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE so that the ideals of a group of people could never be forced onto the whole. (I also
find it funny when people point out to me that it says "one nation under god" in
our pledge of allegiance, not realizing that this was an addition made in 1954
during the communism scare of the McCarthy era. It's not surprising, however,
knowing that these same people would punch me in the mouth if I called Jesus a

Thank you and we now return you to your regularly scheduled WUW (What's Up Wednesday?)


Busy Bee Suz said...

Kudos to Rob. It is nice to see some celebrities with actual brains.

Chantelle said...

OK I totally missed WUW- so here's Talk About It Thursday (corny, no?)

I have been slaving like a hooker in a brothel to get this house clean before 5 family members invade it tomorrow. It is sure to be chaotic times, hopefully fun, but no doubt that I will need some recovery time and a stiff drink afterwards. Other than that, I'm just holding down the fort as usual and trying to get things together for daughters recital this weekend. I keep reminding myself not to forget the tickets (thought I had already lost them once), and sure enough if I set them out where I can see them, they will disappear.

Not a very exciting day huh? I'm glad to see some sunshine though!

Word vert is proneed. Like the need for a house keeper, as opposed to antineed? Hmm.

Lo W. said...

As someone who is a registered Democrat, not afraid to be called a liberal, and a religious person (Episcopalian), I say (tongue partly in cheek) "Amen to that!"
I don't always get to HuffPo (dammit, I hate when they make me work at work) but will try to catch this in full; it sounds good.
As for my WV, it's impeccer ... :P