I've recently noticed a new trend amongst bloggers, journalists and the like. It's the use of the phrase "positive thoughts".
"Our positive thoughts go out to ----- during this difficult time in her life."
"Please send you positive thoughts out to ---- right now."
"I'm in a lot of pain right now, could you please send your positive thoughts/energy my way."
Riiiight. . . so it's becoming politically incorrect to ask people to pray? Pretty soon you won't be able to ask people to pray. You'll hear politicians, spokespeople and so on ask you send out 'positive thoughts' and 'positive energy' during great crises or when terrible tragedies occur.
Please excuse me for a minute. . .
Okay, I feel a bit better now. This just really makes me angry.
Look, the last time I checked, the majority of people living in Western nations are RELIGIOUS. They PRAY to GOD - or a god/gods. They PRAY, okay? They may or may not lead very disciplined, regular prayer lives, but most people do pray sometimes.
Only a small minority of people are atheists, and only a few people subscribe to New Age-y philosophies ('positive energy', anyone?), so why the heck is it becoming politically incorrect to ask people to pray? I suppose we, as a society, are catering to the minority once again. *sighs*.
Alright, that was my rant for the day. I'm not a very aggressive/angry person by nature, but sometimes little things like this can really rile me. :-(
BTW - check out this guy's Youtube channel. Thanks, Andy, for that video you posted - otherwise I wouldn't have found out about these videos!
BTW II -- Do any of you Twitter? What's it like? Do you enjoy it? Do you think it's a worthwhile online activity, or do you think it can be a time-waster?