Glurge: “If You Are Not Ashamed, Pass this On…”
My wife just mentioned a term I hadn’t heard before:Â Glurge. But I’ve certainly experienced it. Now you can, too… Â You’re welcome. The image below is exactly how this came to me.
I struggle to comprehend the utter desperation of this writer. I don’t even care if the incident described happened in Kingston, Tennessee. It’s probably fabricated. My sense of it is that a public school principal who gave such a speech would lose their job–quickly. But perhaps not in the South.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s true or not. What’s important is to observe what happens when a majority develops a persecution complex. How absurd. There are churches on nearly every street corner in the South. Christians are literally overwhelmed with places to pray. From what I understand, workplaces are pretty religious, too. First thing you’re asked by co-workers is what church you attend.
So it’s a good thing the law provides that place of refuge, where you just can’t lead public prayers where people of other faiths or of no faith might be present. The Constitution requires we recognize the public space as neutral territory.
(Thank you Thomas Jefferson and the rest!)
But that’s not good enough. These loons aren’t happy unlessÂ everyone is prayingÂ to the Christian god. Â And persuasion has completely failed to bring this about. The legal system has ‘let them down’ by refusing to enforce it. So now it’s all about shouting to friends and family in 36-point colored italic script, trying to guilt them into further spreading their demands. Because God’s law trumps man’s law, of course.