Over-used Words.

Funny how there are different “cool” words, over time, that are used to describe things.

“Amazing!”  How often have you heard that one? What isn’t “amazing” these days?

“Surreal” Ughh, that one nearly makes me vomit. I never did understand how that one *ever* caught on! Why not simply say “unreal” or “hard to believe” or incredible?

Or, when anything is: a “Pejorative” ? Oh come ONnnnn! Who are they trying to impress wiith their ultra-grammar vocabulary?  Just say Insult or put-down and be done with it. Gawwd!

Some words don’t last. I remember one year back in High School, whenever something was super-cool, it was “Outrageous!” That was the cool word. For awhile, everything was “Outrageous”. But the next year, people didn’t say that. I forget what the very next “word” was.

“Cool” or “kewl”. That one, seems to be the one that *has* lasted over different generations. KEWWWL, dude! How Cool is that? (it was too good to pass up, hehe)

Some words, are just plain weird. Like: “Fleek”. Do I even wanna know what that is? Umm, not really. Why was this ever invented? Someone is trying to hard too be inventive.

Whatever happened to “Awesome!” ?   And isn’t it kinda funny that “hottest” and “Coolest” can both be used to mean the same thing? And what will be the cool word in 2020?  And will we get sick of hearing it?  “Simpler is better.”  Because it’s Cooler. (wink)

 

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Losing Faith in Faith

My last post just before this one, was a PRO-Christian post, in favor of Christianity. This one isn’t. Dan Barker was a Christian but later on he left the faith. He writes about it in his book: Losing Faith in Faith. I was a little reluctant to post this, but as I’ve said before, what you choose to believe or not believe is entirely your own doing. No matter what your religion, philosophy or belief, can it stand up to the embaressing or tough questions that others might raise against it?  If you are a Christian, have you read any skeptical books? Likewise, if you are an Atheist or of some other Faith, have you read any PRO-Christian books? I think that’s fair. Make your own investigation and decide for yourself. One more thing: Barker does give footnotes and references. Do you know of any author who can disprove or counter his footnotes?  Norm Geisler? (Giesler?)  Ron Rhodes? Dan Comfort? To look at it another way,  C.S. Lewis was not a Christian but later he became one, so these things can work both ways.     https://www.amazon.com/Losing-Faith-Preacher-Atheist/dp/1877733075/ref=sr_1_1?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1516476834&sr=8-1&keywords=losing+faith+in+faith

Christian Answers to Skeptics

Are you a Christian? But do you you still have questions? Can you answer the tough questions that the Skeptics ask? I do not have these books and it is up to each of us to decide if we believe the answers that are offered, and their accuracy. This website is new to me. Decide for yourself. But there is plenty of info offered here, to defend the Faith.  Check it out.  http://alwaysbeready.mybigcommerce.com/bible-difficulties-apparent-contradictions/

Is there a Purpose to Living? by Alan Watts.

I do not always agree with Alan Watts. I enjoyed this particular thought-provoking short talk. Thanks, Youtube. Does Life have a purpose? If it doesn’t, why can’t Life still be good?  What do you think?

 

 

 

 

Oldies! “Hungry” by Paul Revere & the Raiders

60’s rock n roll. Here’s “Hungry” by Paul Revere & the Raiders. Thanks, Youtube. For those of you under 30, there was sooo much great music from ’56-’68. The Beatles, The Hollies, Ricky Nelson, The Searchers, The Kinks, Doo-Wop music, Johnny Rivers and more.  Explore my blog. I post on a variety of topics.

Empathy, Helping, Serving others & the Internet

Do you believe in Empathy? Compassion? “being of service to others”? Yes? Those things are “all the rage” these days. And so I ask: Have you noticed? For all of the importance and value so many people put on those things, consider this:

Not so many years ago, if someone else asked you if you knew of any website, book, or article that they could read that would inform them more about Whatever topic, you would have likely said: Oh, you should read the book (insert book title here), or go to the website _____________.  That–would have been “being of service” or helpful to others, or maybe even compassionate.

But today, people largely don’t do that. Instead, people just say: Google it. Or—“look it up”. You’re on your own. No one cares. “Look it up” is the answer to everything.

Ha! So much for “having empathy” Or “being of service”.  As if “sharing knowledge” and “being helpful” has gone out of style.  Even though people can’t stop talking about how important it all is in so many other spiritual ways, and in business, or school, or everyday life. Yeah, right.