Sunday in Outer Blogness: Violent Rhetoric Edition!
Folks, sorry Sunday has come a little late this week! I’d like to claim that I was just so busy, but really it was a combination of massive Spring cleaning, plus a bit of getting sucked in by the call of the Legos, and then forgetting (until Sunday evening) that I had plans for Sunday evening. So, all I can say is that at least my apartment is a bit less cluttered, but my mind is, well, same as usual…
Now that everyone has had some time to reflect on the Tuscon tragedy, we’ve see quite a number of interesting takes on the subject:
For some, the events hit a little too close to home, and people may or may not want to talk with family about it.
How to make heads or tails of it? Was the shooter mentally ill, and should we just accept that as a complete explanation of this tragedy? (Compare to this example.) How does Sarah Palin fit in? What about those famous radio/TV personalities? Do they go too far? Is it reasonable to be making money off them as entertainment? What are the effects of extremist rhetoric? Is gun-infatuation the problem or the solution? (Or why not blame gays instead?)
Some argue we shouldn’t politicize this tragedy, but maybe we need to look at politics to analyze it. Why not go for some radical political and economic ideas?
After the tragedy, life goes on. People work out their relationships with the church and with family. People are still chatting about polygamy etc.. Other amusing topics include apologetics and — what is this topic? — Theological History…? Plus some more follow-up on adult singles!
I just want to wrap up by saying I’m thrilled by how many people are excited about the Brodies — campaigning on their own blogs and such! If you haven’t voted yet, please vote — and have fun reviewing some of our best works from 2010!!