David H. C. Read, until recently senior minister of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City, declared as follows in one of his sermons: "I have recently read several of the best-selling novels of our day and the effect they had on me was to make me want to shout, 'Is this all that human life adds up to? Is there nothing more than squabbling and neuroses and depression and spending money and fornicating and taking drugs?' We know the power of the dark forces that threaten human life. We know the anguish and the boredom that affects mankind.
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.