Monday, October 13, 2014

Just thinking aloud here...

I have no time to read "novels" at all anymore but I do see what other people seem to gravitate toward. Can you explain to me the fascination with "utopian/dystopian" future times? Why is this of interest? Did you not read 1984 in high school? I was in high school in 1984, reading 1984, and mildly amused the entire time. Amused but not fascinated...why does it matter what's going to happen then. Are you not busy with what is happening now? Truthfully, is this something good to think about anyway? If the environment and government collapse do you want to spend time on it one minute before you have to? Will it change the outcome? Or is it a good shot in the arm to remember your reusable shopping bags? (I know, snarky, but I really am wondering about this and disturbed by the trend...what if everyone spends time reading dystopian novels and decides that is what society must be turning into and, so, begins to forgo all of the traditional social mores and ignores public decency and...oh, wait.)

I think it's not too late. Put down your dystopian novels and pick up the Bible, the Lives of the Saints or anything that has God in the storyline. If you are reading these novels because your kids want to or, heaven forbid, the school they attend is requiring it...just say no. Surely there is something else on which to spend their learning hours? There may come a day when you don't have that power but, for now, you still do. Exercise your rights! You can do it!

Wishing you all a blessed anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun.

If you're looking for good material, give their stories a try. Fascinating and non-fiction!
Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for Us!

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