Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Prophet LaRouche

Anyone heard of this guy LaRouche?

I wandered over to a table some of his advocates had set up on campus a couple days ago. The discussion was an interesting mental exercise and I was challenged to think about some things with new perspective. For example, the world land bridge is brilliant (but that is mainly because of peak oil).

People take this guys word as if he were a prophet.

Case in point, LaRouche says Obama is going to drop out of the race because his campaign is not based on any substance, he was simply a blow up doll to distract people. (which is interesting, because I know many educated supports of Obama who like him because his campaign IS based on substance, but that is irrelevant to the point).

As a result, his followers are convinced Obama WILL drop out of the race. (Granted this conversation took place on June 2nd, 1 day before Obama received the nomination. Of course, Hilary hasn't conceded...so maybe they know something I don't)

Questions to ponder:

Is there someone in your life that you blindly trust there word?
Simply because a teacher aligns with your beliefs, is that an acceptable and responsible sense of loyalty?

This apprehension that I allude to is partly raised by Paul's lofty warning to teachers:
James 3:1 Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.

3 comments:

Jeremy said...

When I was a kid I read a book about Gorbachev being the Antichrist. It was fascinating. Anyways, I think its easy to get excited about crazy ideas, because it makes us feel like we have some kind of insider knowledge.

David Knepprath said...

The funny thing about that is in retrospect Gorbachev seems to be one of the better leaders that the USSR had. But you raise a very good point about the "insider knowledge".

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