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Vanity - were did these people come from?
Vanity | May 1, 2011 | Self

Posted on 05/01/2011 2:00:59 PM PDT by DManA

I was just channel surfing and came across a show where a bunch of 25-35 somethings were talking about the royal wedding. They were particularly laughing at the part where everyone sang Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah - maybe one of the most recognizable hymn tunes I can think of.

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/g/u/guideme.htm

To them it was some mysterious "obscure" ritual song. And they projected this attitude on the audience saying nobody knows the words, look at Elton John trying to sing this thing. I watched the same scene and thought how nice all these diverse people were enjoying something they all held in common. Whether or not anyone of them believed what they were singing it's part of their common heritage.

So I just shake my head at the smirking, giggling conversation these TV people were having. And these are American. But it's like these people and I have NOTHING in common. It's like they came from some alien culture that grew up completely independently from the one I come from.


TOPICS: Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: christianheritage; culture; tradition

1 posted on 05/01/2011 2:01:05 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

I’m not really even criticizing them. Just amazed at what a gulf there is between Americans. They have no roots, no heritage, nothing connecting them to the past.


2 posted on 05/01/2011 2:03:46 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Frustrating isn’t it D? You want to grab the young’ns by the scruff of their necks sometimes and...well, you know what I mean so I need go no more into it.


3 posted on 05/01/2011 2:05:43 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: DManA

Given how well history is taught in government funded schools this should be no surprise.


4 posted on 05/01/2011 2:06:46 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 829 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, time to arrest Obama)
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To: DManA

Believe me, the sheeple do not think like normal humans


5 posted on 05/01/2011 2:06:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: DManA

They live here but calling them Americans is a stretch. They have never been taught what it means and they don’t have a clue.


6 posted on 05/01/2011 2:07:54 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: bobby.223

They have no idea what a rich heritage they’ve been robbed of.


7 posted on 05/01/2011 2:08:36 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Liberal elites thinking they’re being cool...gad, they are such a load.


8 posted on 05/01/2011 2:08:36 PM PDT by GOPJ (Understanding the Koran: http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.html)
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To: DManA
"were did these people come from?"

It's not "were", it ought to be "was"! Sheesh!

9 posted on 05/01/2011 2:10:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: DManA

It is because secularism speaks a totally different language and experience. It is the language of the self-sufficient, whom believe they have no need for the experience of Christ.

Just watch Jeopardy. It is horrific how little the generations know about their heritage.


10 posted on 05/01/2011 2:11:39 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: DManA

I have a friend who is a prof in a state school.

She began to notice the lack of religious and cultural knowledge around 15 years ago. She said that she could at least count on the Catholics until about 7 years ago.

Now when she teachers her arts and philosopy classes she has to make sure that she teaches the basic tenents of christianity so the students can understand western art and western philosophy.


11 posted on 05/01/2011 2:13:02 PM PDT by Chickensoup (The right to bear arms is proven to prevent government genocide. Protect yourself!)
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To: DManA

I have a friend who is a prof in a state school.

She began to notice the lack of religious and cultural knowledge around 15 years ago. She said that she could at least count on the Catholics until about 7 years ago.

Now when she teachers her arts and philosopy classes she has to make sure that she teaches the basic tenents of christianity so the students can understand western art and western philosophy.


12 posted on 05/01/2011 2:13:09 PM PDT by Chickensoup (The right to bear arms is proven to prevent government genocide. Protect yourself!)
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To: DManA

If you consider all the idiotic and useless comments people could possibly make. And then you consider the idiotic and useless comments that are broadcast on TV. It is the idiotic and useless people putting the idiotic and useless comments on TV that are the problem. Because at any time in history there were always idiotic and useless comments but now it is made sure that we hear them.


13 posted on 05/01/2011 2:14:17 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (How is allowing an Army Doctor be prosecuted and sent to prison "good for the country"?)
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To: Chickensoup

hiccups. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


14 posted on 05/01/2011 2:14:17 PM PDT by Chickensoup (The right to bear arms is proven to prevent government genocide. Protect yourself!)
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To: DManA

You obviously grew up in church. Many don’t, and to them hymns are barely recognizable. I didn’t grow up in church myself, and as a result I have no ear for hymns. To be honest, when I do visit a church that sings traditional hymns, I tune them out. They’re really something you need to grow up with to appreciate.


15 posted on 05/01/2011 2:14:52 PM PDT by Melas
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To: GeronL
Believe me, the sheeple do not think like normal humans

If it wasn't last week's episode of Dancing With the Stars, it's meaningless and/or ancient history to them.

16 posted on 05/01/2011 2:20:25 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Chickensoup

More and more we are all strangers to each other.


17 posted on 05/01/2011 2:20:29 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Who cares what these dummies think.


18 posted on 05/01/2011 2:21:36 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: DManA

Look at our schools. Marxist indoctrination begins in preschool these days.


19 posted on 05/01/2011 2:24:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Chickensoup

I, too, have seen this and more. Quite a sad state of affairs, no?


20 posted on 05/01/2011 2:24:18 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: DManA
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
21 posted on 05/01/2011 2:27:09 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (How is allowing an Army Doctor be prosecuted and sent to prison "good for the country"?)
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To: Melas

My grandmother was the regular church organist from the time she was 12 years old till she was in her 80s.


22 posted on 05/01/2011 2:29:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: DManA

I don’t know the song and I went to Sunday school.

The thing I find more strange is all this American attention to a royal wedding. That really is a lack of knowledge of history. Our founding fathers are spinning in their graves.


23 posted on 05/01/2011 2:32:24 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: ReneeLynn

I don’t remember that particular hymn but there are plenty of others I do know well like Onward Christian Soldiers. (My grandfather’s favorite)


24 posted on 05/01/2011 2:36:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ReneeLynn

I paid attention because I am fascinated by the detail and precision and the participation. We have little in our society that matches it. I would say SOME exceptions were the funerals for John Kennnedy and Ronald Reagan.


25 posted on 05/01/2011 2:44:51 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Melas; DManA
I have a reputation for humming or quietly whistling hymns around the office. But I have to admit, I am less familiar with GUIDE ME, O THOU GREAT JEHOVAH than I am with many others. I'm now adding it to my repetoir. Thanks.

On the basic subject, I heard today how many people got saved in our church last week. The service I attended had an incredible response, as did the other ones. But our pastor was explaining that a number of people commented they had no idea that Easter had anything to do with the Resurrection of Jesus. He discussed how we should never assume people understand even the basics.


26 posted on 05/01/2011 2:45:20 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: DManA

keep in mind... the whole reason the show was on ridiculing the royal wedding was because 0 and mo were not invited. therefore, ridicule and make fun.

these people are not my countrymen. they may live in my town, that doesn’t mean they are part of my nation. they’re an occupying force


27 posted on 05/01/2011 2:46:12 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: DManA

That is a beautiful hymn. It has been going over and over through my mind ever since Friday. That was a Christ centered ceremony. - Barack & Michelle would have been like fish out of water and would have sucked all the air out of the room. It was best they weren’t invited.


28 posted on 05/01/2011 2:52:28 PM PDT by Twinkie (LET HIM SHOW HIS RECORDS. . .)
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To: freekitty

I don’t. But seems representative of bigger trends in the country.


29 posted on 05/01/2011 3:55:41 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Elton John having trouble singing a Christian hymn? Imagine that !!


30 posted on 05/01/2011 4:01:16 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: DManA
Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah - maybe one of the most recognizable hymn tunes I can think of

Yes, we sang that song in church as recently as a few years ago.

I agree: it seems like this latest crop of public-schooled, unchurched, politically-correct, hoplophobic, ever-fornicating pseudo-adults have nothing in common with religious Americans like us from earlier generations.

We must recapture the youth if our country is to be saved.

31 posted on 05/01/2011 4:09:47 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: DManA

God’s children will be together in Heaven.
See you there!


32 posted on 05/01/2011 4:30:43 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss.")
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To: bobby.223; DManA

Another reason why I can’t stand most people my age today. They are too liberal and/or too stupid and too secular. I have NOTHING in common with most young people.


33 posted on 05/01/2011 4:31:07 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: DManA
That is one of the things about the US that saddens me. I was once in a truly awful country and I got the military govt to grant permission for a film crew to shoot at a restricted location because I knew a very old popular song of that country. It was something in their culture that succeeding generations continue to know. We don't have anything like that.
34 posted on 05/01/2011 4:33:39 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: DManA

The music at the wedding was wonderful. It is so good to know that there is some place in the world, even if it only is expressed once in a long while, where tradition is not dead.

If you didn’t listen to “Jerusalem” and get goose bumps, you aren’t alive.


35 posted on 05/01/2011 5:11:08 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Chickensoup

The ignorance you describe isn’t by accident but by design. And that is frightening.


36 posted on 05/01/2011 5:33:38 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: UB355

We have little in our society that matches it for a very good reason. Don’t forget that all that hoopla was paid for by the taxpayers. I don’t like the Obama’s taking trips on taxpayer money, why would I be delighted with the royals?


37 posted on 05/01/2011 6:49:03 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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