Christain parents and the blame game.
It never ceases to amaze me the lengths that especially christians
go to place the blame of their own innadequacies as parents
or something else. Just as gawd is the eternal father figure
nature seems to need to fathom it's universe and it's place
in it, so
is the devil the guy they blame everything else on. The desperate
to be able to pin blame on anyone else other than one's own
self is as
much a part of the human psyche as self preservation. In fact,
two faces of the same instinct. The idea of gawd and a devil
easy for the religious person to place blame on anything that
understand or don't want to have to take the responsibility
and no one does this better than the typical christian. Anything
doesn't fit into their idea of how the universe should be run
automatically the work of Satan.
In my day it was heavy metal music. Bands like OZZY Osbourne,
Zeppelin, Iron Maiden (who's lyrics stemmed almost exclusively
history and classic books including the bible itself) and many
others were incarnations or at least helpers of the Low One.
this there was Elvis with his girating hips who was going to
our daughters straight to a sexual hell, Chuck Berry who's guitar
the very instrument of the devil, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard
on. These bands and artist are thought of as extremely "white
now and many christians listen to them on a daily basis now
as music from
a more innocent time but in their day they were supposedly paving
highway to hell and blamed for the all the troubles of the youth.
Parents of all walks of life play the blame game but none do
than the christian zealot. The 'Trenchcoat Mafia' school massacre
many others - "What were they listening to?" or "What
movies did they
watch" or "Was it the television violence?" were
some of the first
questions that were asked - How about "Did the parents
not take the time
needed to keep control over their little gun toting maniacs?"
parents sat with their kids and explained things like gun control
responsibility with firearms? How many listened to the cries
teenagers for help in dealing with their problems? How many
took the time to
disciplain their brats as young children so they would grow
up to be
responsible teenagers and adults? How many explained that what
movies and the TV isn't real and should not be copied as a way
problems - and especially -WHY-? How many parents actually TALKED
their children and spent time with them inspiring a bond that
ease their child's lonelyness and frustration?
Before you, the reader, get all high and mighty on me, yes
I have two
children of my own - and they are well adjusted little kids
- or maybe because - I don't promote some sorry religion as
to my own shortcommings. I sit down with my kids and talk with
about these things and my wife and I are very active in their
and emotional lives. They are still highly rambunctious and
mischievious as any other two boys would be but they know right
They understand what sex is about and the dangers that game
them at their age, what drugs are and why they aren't healthy,
and their dangers, and they have a healthy outlook towards
entertainments such as TV, movies, books and music. Funny, if
I had a dime for
everytime someone has remarked about what well mannered kids
I have ....
must have been the luck of the draw - a fluke I guess, right?
that's quite possible, but my kids aren't knocking the next
neighbor's daughter up, going on a killing spree at school or
being drug enduced zombie drop outs. I don't mean to imply that
are perfect or that we're perfect parents - far from it - they
as many problems, and in some ways more, than the average kids
deal with them as a family.
Today it's the Power Rangers, Pokemon, digimon and Harry Potter.
seems anything that becomes popular with children is automatically
vehicle for the devil - ever notice that? Could it be that it
kids' attention from their parents' being the center of their
those same partents need someone to blame that on? If so, could
be that is because the parents themselves don't take the time
inspire their children into that kind of relationship with themselves?
Potter being the newest craze and taking the world by storm
is a work
of the devil because, as the christians see it, little Harry
the use of "witchcraft". As good an excuse as any,
I guess. Hello!!!!
It's a kids book for crisakes! If you'd take the time to teach
the difference between fiction and reality maybe ... - oh wait,
christian in general don't have a good enough grasp of that
themselves now do
My bad - never mind.