Thursday, June 14, 2007

Loose Lips - A "SinkroBlog" (SychroBlog on Untouchable People - How we create them with gossip and lies)

During the Second World War posters, and reminders to keep quiet about military information was posted for all to see. "Loose lips might sink ships" people were told.

Loose lips still sink ships today. Gossip, lies, and selfish ambition dressed up as serious concern work together for the purpose of demoting someone else, and making ourselves look good. I wish Christianity was free from such sick ambition, but it is not. Such behavior is among the 7 things God hates, and I am sure that lying gossip spread for selfish ambition must cover all 7 of those things He hates.

"A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren."

Interested in WW2 memorabilia? How about a simple reminder to save someone's reputation by speaking truth, and keeping humble? If someone is a scoundrel on the other hand, you ask? Be sure to follow the guidelines found in Matthew 18. They are your safety valve for the loose lip syndrome.

June 15th SynchroBlog on The People We Consider "Untouchable"

Mike Bursell muses about Untouchables
David Fisher on Touching the Pharisees - My Untouchable People Group
Adam Gonnerman with Quickened Pen
Michael Bennet writes Nothing more than the crust life
Jeremiah at Models of church leadership and decision-making as
they apply to outreach

John Smulo talks about Christian Untouchables
Sally Coleman shares on The Untouchables
Sam Norton talks about Untouchables
Steve Hayes on Dalits and Hindutva
Sonja Andrews asks Wouldn't Ya Like Ta Be A Leper Too?
Fernando A. Gros speaks up on Untouchability And Glocalisation
Tim Abbott finds some Untouchables in disguise
Josh Rivera does his stuff with the Untouchables


Sally said...

well said Phil- something we should all take note of!

Pastor Phil said...

Thanks Sally. Grace and Health on you and yours

Anonymous said...

Wow! Never saw most of those posters before. Interesting.

I left a comment tied to this post in your June 11 post about the General of Generalization. I make some random connections sometimes. 8^) It is the upside of being a bit ADD. In fact, as a teacher, I think ADD is just a medical term penned to describe being happy and creative by left-brained folks who must put everything into orderly boxes. It is a shame kids get labeled for being so human!!

Anonymous said...

The downside of being happy and creative is not being able to push all the buttons in the right order. Didn't intend to post anonymously!!

Anonymous said...

Actually, now that I look over it again, I am not sure where the post was that I tied to the one below. sigh.

Makes me feel a bit foolish. 8^)

Pastor Phil said...

Hey ded,

I like your teacher's take on ADD. Will look or your post.

Anonymous said...

Hey Phil,

I posted below on the General of Generalization, June 11, and High Tide Late Night Paddling over on the Why Man, June 13.