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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Unstable? Really?

Uber-leftist MSNBC host Ed Schultz recently learned that he had not been included in a promo for the network. He launched into a tirade, yelling, "I'm gonna burn this f------ place down!"

When management told him that any repetition of such behavior would result in his dismissal, he reportedly broke down and cried on the spot.

Our culture views such people as "unstable" or "stressed". No doubt those descriptions are true within a limited frame of reference. But is there a deeper reality behind such definitions?

I submit that there is. Popular American thought (now there's an oxymoron) likes to avoid the mere suggestion that spirituality issues may be involved with emotional or mental issues.

Obviously, this is not news to people of faith. But we tend to forget it.

Allow me to suggest a refresher for those who have neglected this idea, or a primer for those who have never considered it. Pick up a copy of C.S. Lewis' "That Hideous Strength". I can virtually guarantee that you will recognize people you know in the characters. Possibly, even yourself.

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