This is the abridged version of the last post.
Try this yourself - go to any of the major internet news sites - CNN, Foxnews, MSNBC, CBS, etc., and count the headlines and messages that are purient, deviant, negative, controversial or tragic.
You know what you'll find, but give it a try to really see for yourself how negative our culture is.
Ever wonder what the cume effect of such a huge portion of negativity is on us?
So, so, so much of our culture is built around the urgent, the important, the critical.
Negativity has become so loud, that we can't scarcely hear it.
Life is transacted out of fear rather than opportunity.
Does it do any good at all to know how a little girl spent her last few moments of life at the hands of a demonic predator?
Does it do any good to hear that gas prices "could" reach a bancrupting level?
Does it do any good to know how a dead soldier's mother feels after her son's funeral is interupted by war protesters?
Does it do any good to know that a finger was found in a bowl of chili? Does it do any good to know that it was all made up? Does it do any good to know that the perpetrator is a habitual liar?
What do we really need to know here?
Is there a major difference between what you WANT to know?
Inquiring minds want to know.
And if our culture is going to survive, thrive - inquiring minds must know.