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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rebels with a Cause

The Tweeting-for-Iran phenomenon is nothing short of amazing. But one wonders if all the green tweeters really know what they are fighting for. Naturally, I'd prefer a different president in Iran--we'd all like to see that nation have freedom, but do we really know much about the opposition cause?
"A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion." (Proverbs 18:2) ESV
A quick look at all the #IranElection tweets reveals dozens of tweeters--hundreds even--each minute posting something about supporting the Iranians. "Turn your picture green; here's how." "Change your location to Tehran to confuse the Iranian government." "Support Democracy in Iran!" "Help Iranians foil the government with internet proxy addresses." And on and on.

A friend asked me, "So did you go green?"

"No," I replied, "I can't make gestures of support for a movement whose slogan is 'Allah is Great!'" My friend agreed.

Some analysis suggests that the opposition is not rebelling against the Islamic theocracy as much as they are the personality of their president. One wonders if they are truly fighting for the freedoms that American tweeters imagine that they are.

And what about those American tweeters who suddenly love to say, "We're all Iranians now!" Mr. Edwards hit the nail on the head:

"It's just rebellion. Everyone likes to rebel."

3 comments:

Sharon said...

(OT)

So what did you say when Toby asked why we have knees?

~ Sharon

PS Praying for humility, honesty and tender hearts for you all today.

Mrs. Edwards said...

Sharon,
I had nothing clever to say. Just, "So that your leg can bend when you sit down and so that you can walk and run. Without knees you can't do any of these things."

Also, I appreciate your prayers!

Sharon said...

I think I would probably say, "So that your mummy can tickle behind them, and make you laugh, like this!" And then demonstrate, of course. Kid's come up with some great questions. What goes on in their heads amazes me.

~ Sharon

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