Hello, and welcome to another Tuesday linkfest! There’s no real theme this week–just the stuff I’ve enjoyed. So let’s start with the most memorable thing I’ve read the past few days: Matt Walsh’s open letter to President Obama. Here’s a sample:
By all accounts, you’ve always been an arrogant, haughty narcissist — and that was before you became president. Your supporters and your enemies may argue over whether you descended from heaven on the back of a Pegasus, or were birthed from the bowels of Hell to bring about a Biblical apocalypse, but they both agree on one thing: you are a figure of great significance and immense power. You are either the anti-Christ or the Second Coming, with no room for anything in-between. Surely, this talk might cause even a humble man to slip into a state of vanity and pride, so I can only imagine what it must do to a man such as yourself, already so aloof and so conceited.
That’s why I’m writing this letter. My impression of you is quite different, and it has only been solidified by your performance during this shutdown/Obamacare debate. I find you to be a very small man, Mr. President. Far from larger than life, you are petty, frivolous, pathetic; sneering and pompous but also trifling and narrow. I don’t mean to dismiss or underestimate the damage you have done to this nation — it has certainly been profound and lasting — but I want you to know that your legacy will not be one of grandeur and brilliance; it will be the legacy of a shameless, desperate bully.
Come on, Matt, stop pulling punches. What do you really think? Seriously, Matt insightfully encapsulates the defining moment of Mr. Obama’s presidency.
That’s pretty hard to top, so let’s simply move away from political topics.
Dan Edelen writes about how unhelpful a happy, clappy congregation can be when a person’s life is a hot mess.
Jeff Weddle makes the obvious but often overlooked point that Faith Implies Doing.
Finally, I like this theory, in part because if it’s true, it would vindicate Einstein’s distaste for quantum mechanics: Does Some Deeper Level of Physics Underlie Quantum Mechanics?
As always, thanks for visiting.