Nine bite-size Lemmon Drops to nibble on while pondering your last-minute shopping strategy:
Just goes to show that I haven't seen it all when it comes to holier-than-thou types and hypocrisy.
Call it a hunch, but I suspect the people most upset with Rossford High School's decision to cancel a performance by a Christian rock band are adamantly opposed to gay marriage. Taking it a step further, one might assume that their opposition to gay marriage is rooted in a belief that it is part of a "homosexual agenda."
So, from that standpoint, you'd think they would at least have an appreciation of the concerns from those who believe Pawn's performance is part of a "religious agenda." But they don't.
If you believe society should be wary of a "homosexual agenda" but not a "religious agenda," you probably have holier-than-thou tendencies. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) One slope is no more slippery than the other.
An excerpt of an e-mail from Ned: "I have long maintained that the political imbalance creates a loser's attitude. Republicans have no clout, no say; Dems have clout, but are neither inspired nor motivated to really do anything other than pad their own personal nests. They have no reason to put their necks on the line for us. Therefore, we have a lot of low-quality leaders who are self-styled heroes here, but couldn't buy an introduction in other cities."
"One time years ago I was interviewing a philosopher who, as he was leaving, said to me, 'I hope this is the worst Christmas you ever have.' I've pondered the meaning(s) of this many times since."
OK, I'm stumped. Perhaps that explains my D in my college philosophy class.