Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's Like....You Know?

A few years ago when our older children were beginning to study worldviews, we came across this video that really hit the mark w/ the language our culture is using and it's relationship to current trends in ideology. It was amazing to me to hear the intonation of speech patterns mimicking the philosophy that was/is being promoted. To recognize that we are living in a time that when it is looked down upon to have an opinion based on facts is really mind boggling to me. Our three oldest children were in a writing class at the local junior college...actually hoping to become better writers. What they were required to do was respond to articles about social issues. They were even told that their grammar didn't matter for some of the papers! They had to write argumentative essays and were told that they should NOT use any facts.....if they really felt it necessary to use a fact, they needed to conceal it very well. This class was another example of the worldviews that exist in our culture. This video is funny, but speaks to the cultural norms of our time (even though it is rather dated).

We are confronted on all sides w/ people redefining truth as whatever a person believes it is. Speaking w/ authority is seen as argumentative. Believing in right and wrong is offensive.

 May we be a people who speak what is true - God's Word:

Psa_51:6 Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Psa_86:11 Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.

Psa_119:43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in your rules.

Psa_119:160 The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.

Psa_145:18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

 Just as a note:  I haven't seen any other videos by this gentleman that I would recommend. Sorry the sound is out of synchronization...? Don't know why.


  1. This is sooooooo good. And so true.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  2. Great verses and a great video too. Thank you for sharing.

  3. That is really good! I had seen that a while back on Sarah's blog, and ever since that, Leisel has kidded me every time I add an "You Know?" to my sentences :)
    Those are wonderful verses too!!!

  4. This is a great video. The speech seems more of a US thing with the 'you know' problem but we have our own versions of dumbing down language over here too!

  5. An argumentative essay without the use of facts?!

    I am most mortified. To quote the little guy from Princess Bride, (which is also one of my favorite movies:) "Inconceivable!"

  6. Oh my goodness...Another symptom of the "no absolutes" society. If only they realized their "no absolutes" is really their empty headed absolute! I just can't believe it sometimes...it's unreal and frightening.

    So glad you are enjoying Grace Livingston Hill! They are such a sweet perk for me. Thank you so much for letting me know you too are enjoying her sweet books! : )

  7. Oh this is ....so...like... true, kinda, cos I can't really say, like, it's 'true', cos it might, you know, just be my, like opinion....

    Gonna 'steal' this video. Pure Dead Brilliant (as they'd say in Glasgow!

    I have a FB page - head on over to it 'Like' it - It's called: 3 years hard labour for the inappropriate use of the world 'like'. Go on - search it out!