December 22, 2009

I'm Right and you can be as Wrong as you want to be...

In the past couple of days, I have had some very interestingly inspired conversations on life, philosophy and ultimately the balance between culture and, what some may dub as, "Church Culture." I personally find separating the two very difficult to do when you consider just how human we all are and our inability to truly make distinctions in our convictions to church and society. And that isn't a problem for me. We, as human beings, are unable to separate our convictions in our personal life from our convictions in our public life. When it comes down to it, I believe what I believe and I see that in how I live my life. These recent discussions have been very debate-style and have revealed something to me that was present in my thought process but maybe not to the understanding that it is now.

Americans especially, have this innate desire to be right.

I have some thoughts on this, but I would like to see what you think about this statement. Is there truth to this statement? I have my reasons and philosophies as to why it is true, but what about you? Why is it true? Why isn't it true? Is it only encapsulated inside Americans? What do you think? Let's get a conversation started on this one!

I have another post coming on this one... but want to get outside opinion first. Let's go!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

America is one of, if not, the leading power of the world. We have everything. We win everything. We're free. This power as a nation has its citizens facing a power struggle against one another. Why? Because while the nation as a whole is powerful, the individuals in it want that same power. Being right forces the opposing party to be wrong, which brings some sort of power or authority to the winner. This brings on division which with some things is necessary, but it can also be dangerous. We see this in politics, debates, and day to day life. I don't know if that made any sense to you, but it did in my head and I would be happy to explain further why I agree with Geoff's statement.