Some random thoughts, based on religion and morality:
- In my life so far, only one televangelist has said something that hits my heart so that I tune into the show on a regular basis. That televangelist is Joel "The Smiling Preacher" Osteen. His message hits me where it needs to hit me. He delivers in a manner that draws me in, catches my attention, and keeps my attention.
- Let's say someone is watching Joel Osteen and the person accepts Jesus as The Savior. One of the last thing that Joel Osteen says is to join a good Bible based church. The reason for this is that "new Christians" need education, mentoring, and encouragement along the path of being a Christian, living as a Christian, and spreading of The Word.
Now compare that to how public "intellectuals," both left and right, treat Blacks and "Black issues" in the media.
- "Shame needs to be restored in the Black community" to reverse the problem of out of wedlock births. The question I have about this is simple. Are the church programs that help unwed mothers sanctioning out of wedlock sexual activity? If celebrating out of wedlock children by having baby showers for the unwed mothers is wrong, then isn't the support of these mothers by churches wrong? Is it wrong for grandparents to claim their out of wedlock grandchildren? Or am I missing something?
Just some thoughts I had while driving today.