by Doug Wilson from Blog and Mablog – Assyrian King Lumbersexual Beards
Editor’s note: Just had to share this nasty bit of confusing word salad with everyone. It’s bizarre, Doug takes a swing at beards in the title before moving on to bird flipping and hair choices. Not even sure after reading all of this at his blog what his main point is beyond dress and act like it’s the 1950s again. Are all these good patriarch types so devoid of real problem that they have to rant about expensive jeans and hipster beards? He is so self-unaware that he does not ‘get’ the irony of using the scripture ‘Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” But bonus points for mentioning Pat Boone singing heavy metal.
When this reality is denied, or flouted, this is not a refutation of the point I am making here. Rather, it marks the disintegration of that particular culture into chaos and madness.
Say after worship services on Sunday one of the elders was informed that a teenaged boy in the congregation had gone down to the nearest thoroughfare and there, dressed in his Sunday best, was giving the bird to passing motorists. The elder went down to remonstrate with the boy, and to inform him what that particular gesture meant, and to inform him that twenty percent of a wave does not “mean” a moderate or understated friendliness.
What would happen if the boy replied that moderated friendliness is what the gesture meant to him? That was his private understanding. This is what he is thinking of in his heart.
If your hair only means what you want it to mean, then why does this remarkable magic authority stop there? Twenty percent of a wave it is. And every time somebody sneezes, just say “eff you” because down in your heart you have assigned the meaning of God bless to all such expressions.
So unbelievers, who are the inventors of all this stuff, have two different reactions to the Christians who ape them. The first reaction is when they scoff at how LAME it is. It comes across to them like Pat Boone singing Iron Butterfly covers. But the second reaction is where they welcome the efforts of the edgy Christian . . . but they only do this because they have no objection to apostasy in process. They don’t mind recruiting from our ranks, and do not mind encouraging the vulnerable to step right along.
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