Ok I know this does represent two days in a row of blogs…look don’t get to thinking this will be a regular occurrence….I would hate to disappoint you on a continual basis. What got me going today is as I was sipping my morning coffee in Aledo and reading the local paper “The Community News”…I ran accross and article by a guest writer…and it really kinda irked me….
The writer E.R. Bills wrote an article basically hammering those who have accumulated wealth calling them stingy, greedy, and having an acute sense of self-entitlement….WOW. I was having coffee…but I think Mr. Bills might have been having a cup of bitterness. Not to say he is too far off..but I think he may know those who have had wealth handed to them and not acquired it and I think there can be a big difference.
Now I know that the state this country it has become the thing to rant about how our problems are because of greedy folks and that we should have done something to head off the issues at the pass. Of course we are looking for folks to blame…well guess what…it was the Democrats…it was the Republicans…it was the voters in general…it was the non voters…we all had a hand in it…because the public only wants things fixed after they are broken…but baby while things are going good…let’s enjoy the fun YYYEEEEHHAAA!!!
By the way Mr. Bills does take his shot at Christians as well..saying the only thing mainstream Christianity (whatever that means) has done right is in portraying Jesus as not very interested in material things. Giving away everything and helping everyone. Correct on that point. Jesus did give away things. He did help those in need. But He did not do those things to be a good guy or a helpful person. He gave away to show us that we need to be more reliant upon God. Once we do that…God will provide for us what we need and when we need it. Even though when you look at it we deserve nothing from Him.
What really struck me in his column was when he wrote about how the primitives in the Amazon are better at thinking about their fellow man than a wealthy person…they use only what they need. Well honestly it doesn’t take much to live in a wigwam culture…so…what is your point there?? Does Mr. Bills think if those folks weren’t given a chance to have more they would take it. They most likely would and then they would possibly act just like most people..know why?? SIN…yep I said it…sin. Sin is a nature in us since that taste of the apple. We are what we are…sinful folks who need the grace of the God. Grace is awesome when you realize the power that grace really is…WOW…oh but that is another blog….
Mr. Bills suggest we find a new way of commerce or else we will continue to be murderers…I think murderers is a bit harsh. Yes America has have done things in our past that we should not be proud of…but I bet Mr. Bills wishes he had some do overs too…I know I do! (maybe this post)
There will always be those who have and those who have not. Yes we should look for our fellow man, woman, and child no doubt and there are plenty of wealthy folks who do provide for them…they just don’t blast it from the rooftops. I get they feeling that Mr. Bills is really trying to say that we would all be better off in a wigwam. Well….you go first Mr. Bills…then I will think about it….but don’t count on it…
Time to get groovin’…..