Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, published in 1962, was for its generation a sign that the end of the world was near. But then so were some of the books by the muckrakers at the turn of the century. Changes in weather patterns and rising oceans are other signs that we view with alarm. Some look upon any conflict in the Middle East, like the recent Gulf War, as a potential Armageddon. Christians may properly view such things as signs, not only that Jesus will come again to judge the world, but also that he
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.