Thursday, June 24, 2010

culture's bait

A few days ago, I came across this article, entitled The Most Disliked People in Sports. You can also see the results in pictures (I'm a visual kind of girl) here. Of course it's no surprise to me who some of the top people are. I mean, Tiger Woods wasn't necessarily brilliant in some of the choices he made. [Sidenote: I'm a little stunned Michael Vick came in at #1?! We're talking about cheating on your family vs. dogfighting (which I don't condone, but)...come on, folks, priorities!!]

Anyhow, as I was scanning through the images and blurbs about these men and their choices, actions, etc, I'm not gonna lie: I was feeling like they all deserve to be the most disliked athletes (heck, people!), and I don't feel sorry for them. In fact, I think they deserve every earthly consequence that comes their way. While those feelings are still very there, I did have something pop up in my head just making me think. Again, I'm quoting Andy, my pastor...but this was all I could think about.

Culture baits us to the edge,
BUT chastizes us when we cross the line.

These men deserve every bit of flack and consequence that they've gotten for the decisions they made. I just thought this gave me something to think about on my end. And this is what goes on when I get to thinkin.