Friday, February 29, 2008

Listen to this

I heard this NPR story Thursday morning about how people are planning to vote in Houston. Listen to this and you'll hear a little piece of my childhood. Listen particularly to the woman who says she grew up in a Christian home. You'll know you got there when you feel your blood boiling and an undeniable rage welling up inside you.

Now just imagine that times about 100 and told to a young person nearly every day in church and at home.

Welcome to my world. Is it any wonder that I turned into me?

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5 Comments:

Blogger elizasmom said...

Ohhh, I was reduced to incoherent "What what WHAT?" type sputtering when I heard that yesterday. Hooooowwwww can people think that way?

February 29, 2008 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Myszkowski said...

If you'd really like to understand how people think that way, I'd be pleased to introduce you to my family, who would be glad to read you sections of the bible that explain it.

It just reminded me of how glad I am to be out of that bunk. Also, it sent a chill down my spine. Also, it filled me with rage.

February 29, 2008 at 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Damien said...

Good old United States of America.

As a former resident of the buckeye state, I greatly enjoyed the rosy, seductive picture of Ohio life in this Washington Post article about the campaign there and the voters' mindsets...

Nothing quite as pithy as "McCain is a stud," but the article does an extraordinary job of putting you in Ohio, among Ohioans. After I read it I had to go sit under the banana trees in my garden for a while to reassure myself.

March 1, 2008 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Ann Podolske said...

Another sterling example of outsourcing one's thinking via conservative "Christianity." Gotta say this "submit to the man" business would not fly at the church I've been going to, not at all. It's a matriarchy, in all its glory.

Which is why I go there, of course!

March 1, 2008 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

You sure did kill on Saturday. I hope you will write about it.

March 3, 2008 at 10:57 AM  

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