The author of this editorial is looking at the whole thing from the "glass-half-empty" perspective. He should have just been pleasantly surprised at the modesty of the Mennonites, rather than upset at the other kids.
His whole mindset is too negative. There were probably many positive and pleasant moments at the gathering, and he came away obsessing over outer appearances.
Modesty is a good thing and should be encouraged by parents, but this level of pessimism is unhealthy.
posted on 04/29/2006 9:46:27 AM PDT
by demoRat watcher
(Keeper of the Anthropocentrism Ping List)
To: demoRat watcher; DaveLoneRanger; Corin Stormhands
You hit the nail right on the head. Rather than rejoicing at being in the presence of other believers, the author took the opportunity to look down his nose at this gathering of God's people and condemn everyone who didn't think exactly as he does about things that have really nothing to do with the essence and meaning of what it is to have Christian Fellowship.
The article says a lot more about the spiritual condition of the author than it does about the spiritual condition of those he so self-righteously condemns.
posted on 04/29/2006 9:58:00 AM PDT
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