Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Smile or Die....

This is actually a continuation of the previous two posts. Just saw this on Astexan's blog... and it is again bringing up the issues and nailing the things that I experienced in that weird dream. The following video clip is very insightful, but you will see that he is obviously not a Christian, and I do not agree with his conclusion. He is an excellent cartoonist! I wish I could draw like that! He explains how mean and callous it is to force people to "think positive". Notice the subtle difference between being forced to think positive with negative consequences like being fired for not complying, compared with having faith and trusting God truly, not having a care because God really does care for you....anyway, it is a subtle and crafty....and yet glaring difference (for those whom the Lord gives wisdom and the eyes to see the difference), and yet the visible church (as opposed to the elect, whose calling is known in the spirit, by God) is picking up the  mantra of the forced positive happy faced thinking to bring "health and wealth" to their audiences.

Anyway, this is about 10 mins long:


The artist in this video is a gentleman, but the speaker is Barbara Ehrenreich...

Barbara Ehrenreich has a blog:

 http://ehrenreich.blogs.com/

  and has written a few books:

http://www.barbaraehrenreich.com/

5 comments:

  1. I've had experience with this willful ignorance in the financial realm (personal finances) before. It didn't work. It won't work on a big scale either!

    Love the artwork.

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  2. Hi Ma,
    The artist is a man, the speaker is Barbara Ehrenreich...I'm going to look her up...she's interesting :)

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  3. Found her website and blog, and am going to edit original post to include them there.

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  4. "the visible church (as opposed to the elect, whose calling is known in the spirit, by God) is picking up the mantra of the forced positive happy faced thinking to bring "health and wealth" to their audiences." Right on the money (pun intended). And they call it faith. Crazy, I've been there. Thank God for His grace!

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    1. Hi Petra,

      I've been there too. Sometimes these things can get very disconcerting, and then I remember that our God is much greater, more powerful, and wonderful than all of the corruption, anger, hatefulness, and ugliness....and He is truly good. I can rest in that :) but we need to stay alert to these things.

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