Tag: Foolishness

When Foolishness Is What We Need Most

 

As snow in summer and rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool. (Proverbs 26:1)

Amongst the Bible’s motifs is the idea of foolishness and wisdom–the fool versus the wise man, men’s foolishness and God’s wisdom.  This theme plays out in Old Testament narratives but is also examined in the poetry of books like Psalms and Proverbs. Foolishness, it seems, is a dangerous myopia that refuses to acknowledge a standard or principle beyond itself.  A foolish man is impulsive, stubborn, arrogant, looking inside himself for answers, blind to a higher power or the consequences of his actions.

How Smart *Are* Billionaires, Anyway?

 

Only in the Age of Foolishness (our current age) would you see a headline like the following: “Billionaires could leave Earth behind for space colony as climate collapses.”

This comically preposterous headline, which sounds like something from some stinkaroo sci-fi flick, begs a very serious question; and no, not one about the climate or the technological feasibility of a space colony. Those pale in comparison to the more trenchant question, which is: If an incredibly wealthy person really believes that the climate is in danger of “collapse,” and collapsing so bad that the only way to survive is by leaving the planet, how is it possible that such a person could ever have been smart enough to make a billion dollars in the first place?

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Politics is a funny business.  A simple, funny business.  It is simple because people are simple and it is funny because people are funny.  And people are funny because they are serious and they are serious because they believe people to be complex.  And these serious, complex people can spend entire political afternoons telling you […]

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Time marches on, another 90 days has passed, and alerts are dark on Chix Pit 2.0–so here is your welcome to Chix PIT 3.0, Where Cooler Heads Prevail! The name Chix PIT was spawned from the term Chix Spittle which appeared as part of a galline something or other in a shirtstorm about the CoC in November 2015.  Preview Open

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The name Chix PIT was spawned from the term Chix Spittle which appeared as part of a Galline something or other in a shirtstorm about the CoC in November 2015.  A strange thing happened when the November 17 Surprise “Muse” post was made. First the post got 100+ comments, then 167+, saucing even Pleated Pants […]

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