Friday, October 7, 2011
BRAIN FART: HELP! I’M DROWNING IN EXPERTS
Hello, folks, this is Miss Fanny here, and I’m so mad that I can spit! These damn pundits or punk heads or talking mouths or whatever they’re called are getting on my nerves. Everybody is an expert on everything. Everybody’s got something to say about everything thing and I have just about had it.
Every time I turn on the TV there’s some so called experts with their lips flapping. One of the things that really bugs me is when they’re talking about us being in a recession, over and over and over and over again. I get it! Nobody’s got any money or jobs except the rich fat cats who are to blame for the mortgage crisis that helped start the recession in the first play. Then there are the news programs that cover famous trials. The parade of “experts” making comments on the defendant, the prosecutor, the judge, the jury, the bailiff, the court décor etc. etc. etc., goes on and on. I’m telling you that I don’t care! All I care about in a trial is if the person on trial is declared innocent or guilty. That’s all that matters.
Just as annoying are the “experts” making comments on those entertainment shows. Usually these nameless people, who according to the information underneath their faces are usually the editors of this or that magazine (aka gossip sheets) deliver these breathless tidbits about celebrity marriages, divorces and plans for the future, and I’ll bet a million dollars that very few of them, if any, have ever met or spoken to any of the celebrities whose business they seem to know so much about. Give me a break!
So fed up with seeing and hearing these so called experts on everything on TV, I decided to start reading the newspaper more. After all, they’re rapidly disappearing and I figured that I better read a few of them while they’re still around. In the past the news was pretty reliable and fairly detailed, so here I was expecting to be free of the so called “experts” in print, and lo and behold I run across this headline: “Many Contemporary Christians are Pious Parrots”. Say What?! Pious Parrots?
The headline alone made me mad. I’m a Christian and I’m being compared to a bird? Then under that it read: “They repeat trendy phrases they don’t understand or distort”. I was so hot after that I barely noticed that the article was written by somebody named John Blake and that it came from CNN, which I know is the TV news show.
Among the many things that the article said was that many Christians don’t know what they’re talking about when they say things like to “name and claim” something and after getting it announce “I’m highly blessed and favored.” It said that Christians are just repeating these words like “pious parrots”.
Some Episcopal theologian—which is an undercover way of saying expert—named Marcus Borg, said that “he heard so many people misusing terms such as “born again” and “salvation” that he wrote a book about the practice. Am I surprise? Don’t most experts write books?
I won’t even go into all that the article said, some of which I don’t agree with and some of which made sense. All I know is that I’m sick and tired of experts. If I remember correctly it was experts who said that the Titanic couldn’t sink, the Hindenburg couldn’t crash and probably never would have considered that the Twin Towers could ever fall.
I think I’ll just muse on that for a while.