Years ago I was asked, “What’s your favorite punctuation mark?” At the time, truth be told, I found it a fairly funny item to be asked. I pondered for some time. And some more. Then we come to days like today where I realize the answer to that question is easy for me indeed. It always has been…
Random questions… Why? Because asking is always easier than answering… and it still leads to growth…
Why is the Chinese government increasing their arrests of Christians involved in “house churches”?
Why does any church have to be underground?
Why (referencing our most recent blog, “The Holy and the Common”) is mocking Jesus Christ considered entertainment but mocking Muhammed prompts an apology by the American government?
Why do congressional men and women — who haven’t balanced a budget since the days of Bill Clinton — continue to be paid and employed?
Why does our government think massive deficit spending is an appropriate economic approach?
Why are we calling sequestration “cuts” when actually we’re cutting nothing? Sequestration only means we don’t spend as much as previously planned.
What is Pres. Obama’s motive? For a man who is unquestionably, highly intelligent, how can he continue to advocate spending and borrowing money at an unsustainable rate — overseeing a massive expansion of those dependent on government assistance, while focusing on tax increases that are not expected nor proven to make a significant difference — if any?
How do massive tax increases actually help the economy?
Does the audience realize that many of the Academy Award recipients are actually inebriated when engaged in their passionate, acceptance speech rants?
Does Hollywood really represent America well?
How come wine has calories?
Why are professional athletes paid more than teachers and preachers?
Why is the Pope resigning?
Is the winner of “American Idol” actually an American idol?
Are idols healthy and good?
Is the NFL America’s favorite sport?
Why are we so mad in March?
… what is the Intramuralist’s favorite punctuation mark?
It can only be the question mark… for nothing else has the distinct potential to prompt increased reflection, contemplation, and respectful — hopefully — conversation.