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|shroudofrain (profile) wrote, |
on 5-7-2007 at 7:04pm
|Subject: An altered quote from Fight Club to fit my needs:
|Man, I see in church the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. In fact, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy junk we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. We have a purpose and a place... but no one doesn't really understand it all anymore. We think we have no Great War; Great Depression, but our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very ticked off about that. No one wants the face the truth that the world has nothing to offer us. That the world has nothing to do with our salvation because the world is a place that we have grown acustome to calling 'home', and we are like kids in the back seat of God's car calling out, 'Are we home yet? Are we home yet? This car smells weird; I have to go to the bathroom; I'm hungry!'. We don't want to hear that we are at war because media and society say that war doesn't serve a purpose, like the lyrics of that song, "War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing...." And most overlook what Ephesians says: 'For we do not fight against flesh and blood, but against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual fources of evil in the heavenly places.' We don't see who or what we should be fighting because who or what we should be fighting has hidden himself behind the junk that we buy, behind the advertisements telling us to buy the un-needed junk. 'The greatest trick the devil ever played on mankind was making them believe he doesn't exsist.' We are fools to say that there is no war because there is, in front of us every single day of our ever-ending lives here on earth. We aren't looking at this war through a television screen, but through chainmale and a helmet. We aren't on the sidelines cheering our team on but in the frontlines taking all the hits just like everyone else; whether you want to believe that or not is your perogitive, but to really understand what it means to be a Christian you have to let everything go. You have to drop your friggin' khakies, your American Eagle and Abrocrombie and Fintch merchindice, your dinner plates, your outdoor projects -that will never get done anyway, your furniture, your computers, your phones, your everything that you believe defines you as a person and take to heart what the bible says that we don't want to pay attention to. And I mean really take it in... because if we don't then we really do become the middle children of history and the label that they put on our generation -Generation 0- will live up to its name.