Monday, June 30, 2008

Have You Seen...?

I saw an ad last night on TV that advocated wholesome old-fashioned values such as passing on your skills to younger generations. The long commercial was by an organization called the Foundation for A Better Life. This site, and its' sister site The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is really offering a message I can get behind, but I can't help being a little suspicious. I've been lulled into warm cozy feelings by other ad campaigns, only to realize it was some churchy thing in the end. However, this appears to be non-religious in nature. What do you think?

I have nothing against churches or religion. I just don't like deceptive, underhanded, sneaky proselytization. Or any proselytization, come to think of it. I respect utterly your right to practice your religion, whatever it is, as long as you don't harm others in its practice. But don't assume some moral superiority because you know that yours is The One True Religion and take it upon yourself to save us all. We're fine. God will take care of all His children, and I do mean all.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Hi Susan - thanks for your comment regarding the Casbah - I turned the hell and reweighed the skein and still have 30 grams for the leg and cuff so it looks like I won't be cursed with overly short socks. Is it me or is it a bit heavier than fingering weight?

I hadn't visited your blog before - love your cat and that picture of the broken harmony needle was absolutely heart-breaking...

~V said...

well usually I'd say "Amen" but because of you and our talks, I'm leaning to your side and just saying Thank you. I've actually been leaning there for a long time, but I'm always pushed back to the 'religion' by those around me....you're one of the most HONEST people I've ever met. Thank you for being in my life.

as for the organization..no idea...

As for random acts of kindness, I'm a huge advocate for that, random is the best.

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

As for FBL, I checked out their site. Many of their values you could attach to "The Golden Rule" which in itself is a good thing.

As a parent I am working towards getting it into my kids head that with free will comes the ability to choose. And with choice comes consequence....good and bad. (something I've learnt over the years)

As for moral superiority....sounds like someone you know needs a healthy dose of humility.

kate said...

Well i'm all for a better life for everyone and doing random acts of kindness to others is a no brainer! Whether you follow the web site ideas or not, the concept holds merit for all of us and there is nothing wrong with a little more goodness in the world, especially these days.