Several Untruths

Here are 4 things some people believe and my responses to them:

Newt Gingrich still has a chance to be President.  Reality:  plenty of people still like the guy, but a majority of Republicans are not in his corner.  The loss of several key staffers recently would indicate that even some of those who were closest to him are not optimistic about his chances.

Barack Obama is an extremely liberal politician blinded by his ideology.  Reality: the President is a liberal, as evidenced by his support for the gay agenda and desire to increase taxes on the rich.  But he is not blind to certain realities.  For a variety of reasons, Guantanamo still houses prisoners, troops are still working in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the policy was still in place that led to the death of Osama bin Laden.

Christianity is irrelevant in present day America.  Reality: I am recalling the words of a preacher I heard recently.  The media routinely ignores Christianity, but as I write this, Game Six of the NBA Finals is being played, which the media continues to focus on in a major way.  There are a whole lot more Americans in church on Sunday than there are who care about the NBA Finals.  The point is that despite impressions that might be generated from the media, Christianity is still going strong in the United States.  Parenthetically,  I’m not hating on the NBA–I find the Finals this year to be quite interesting.  I’m rooting for the Mavericks.

Super 8 is an unappealing movie.  Reality: I really liked it.  I wasn’t interested in seeing it, but I went anyway because a friend of mine wanted to watch it.  Honestly?  When it was over, I was disappointed because I wanted to know what was going to happen next in the lives of the characters–they were that interesting.  The movie makers could have toned down the language (I hate listening to kids cuss), but I enjoyed the story immensely.