Coffee Stains: How To Tell an Idiot.Author: David Porter
It’s getting harder and harder to identify idiots in the world. They act too much like normal people, or more precisely, too many normal people act strange.
Used to be, if a weird person wanted to be noticed all he had to do was go around talking to himself. ‘Ah, Uncle Joe. You know I wouldn’t do something like that,’ they would say to the air around them.
Mothers’ would hold their round-eyed tot’s hand tightly and admonish, ‘You see little Jimmy. That’s what happens to you later in life if you don’t eat your carrots when you’re a kid.’
But now you see people who do that all the time. When you walk by someone who’s waving his arms and talking animatedly with invisible people, you just shrug and think, ‘He’s talking on his cell phone.’
That’s not all. Just a few short years ago, anyone who affirmed that two people of the same gender could marry was considered a bit touched. Now we just call him a member of the editorial board of the New York Times.
What can you do anymore to be considered an idiot?
Let me see … Some one noted that last year was a good year for atheist books. The God Delusion is a book that was nominated for Best Book of the year at the British Book Awards, where its author, Richard Dawkins, won the Author of the Year award. The English version of the work has sold over 1.5 million copies and been translated to 31 languages. In it, Dawkins contends that a supernatural creator almost certainly does not exist and that belief in a god qualifies as a delusion. (Source: Wikipedia)
I’m sure that God was really shaken by Dawkins’ diatribe. ‘Lord, You’re probably really worried, huh?’ Let see what He says about it, ‘The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”(Ps. 14:1, NIV).
The Lord’s probably staying up late at night fretting because foolish people don’t believe in Him, don’t you think?
‘Why the big noise, nations? Why the mean plots, peoples? Earth-leaders push for position, Demagogues and delegates meet for summit talks, The God-deniers, the Messiah-defiers: “Let’s get free of God! Cast loose from Messiah!” Heaven-throned God breaks out laughing. At first he’s amused at their presumption; Then he gets good and angry. Furiously, he shuts them up: “Don’t you know there’s a King in Zion? A coronation banquet Is spread for him on the holy summit.” Ps. 2:1-6 (The Message)
Yup, it’s getting harder to spot the wacko’s among us. But the fellow who says that there is no God? Ha! The Lord Himself calls them ‘fools.’ Those you can spot a mile off.
Sometimes the lessons we learn from life are deeper than words can communicate. We ask, “why Lord?” and don’t always hear a response in our mind. But there is a response. Way down deep where human words can’t communicate, things are heard and learned at the foundation of who we are.