We don’t like to embarrass people (unless they’re politicians, preachers, or other public figures), so we’ll just use the letter-writer’s first name, which is Ryan. We’ll give you a few excerpts from his letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Okay, here we go:
We all have the freedom of choice and free will to believe what we believe – I get that. What I do not understand is how America has become so desensitized.
Oh dear — we’ve become desensitized! Your Curmudgeon can easily sympathize with Ryan’s anguish, because “Sensitivity” is our middle name. We’re going to enjoy this letter. Ryan then tells us:
Here is what gets me. When I was a kid, there was no nudity or cursing on TV, at least that I can remember. We said the Pledge of Allegiance in school, and nobody was offended by it.
Nudity on TV? They show genitals on television? Oh dear — that’s disgusting! How did such a thing happen? Let’s read on:
Yet in schools, evolution is taught. Last time, I checked it was just a theory, so how can you teach that, but not give students the choice to say the Pledge of Allegiance?
Aaaargh!! Nudity, evolution, the Pledge of Allegiance? Again we say: Aaaargh!! Even your Curmudgeon’s fabled sensitivity has limits. What is going on in Ryan’s brain? Perhaps we’ll figure it out soon. His letter continues:
“One nation under God” – have we forgotten what that means? It sets our standard for living.
It sets our standard for living? Huh? We thought it was a political slogan, like “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Where does evolution fit in? And nudity? Come on, Ryan, connect the dots for us!
Here’s his next paragraph — perhaps the mysterious meaning of Ryan’s letter will be solved:
People are so afraid to talk religion because they’re afraid of offending someone. Life is more about living and treating people right, not judging whether we have God in our life or not. Morality sets the boundaries.
Aaaargh!! The letter ends with a scripture quote, so we’ll stop here. What was this guy trying to tell us? Can anyone figure it out? Anyone?
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