Saturday, November 6, 2010


Why do so many speakers feel the urge to pepper their speeches in church with glurge? Particularly when a quick trip to Snopes could demonstrate the falsity of much of what’s out there—scroll through the list on the glurge page, and you’re bound to see a lot of thing you’ve heard before in sacrament meetings, i’d wager.)

It’s a serious question—especially since i have to wonder whether the Holy Spirit is going to testify to the truth of something that quite definitely isn’t.

1 comment:

Heather the Mama Duk said...

1.) People like to think of other people as good and sweet stories help that.
2.) If someone believes something, if they are challenged on that belief, even shown evidence it is wrong, they will hold all the harder to it. (I find that phenomenon fascinating related to Snopes. One day they tell you to check Snopes because they prove x is true. The next day they tell you that Snopes is totally wrong and unreliable about y.)