Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Do Americans Have ADD About Important Things?

A recent poll found that nearly three-quarters of those asked could name each of the Three Stooges — Larry, Curly and Moe — but only 42 percent were able to name the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government.

That's according to a new Zogby poll in which 77 percent of Americans could name two of the seven dwarfs, while just 24 percent knew two of the nine Supreme Court justices.

And while 57 percent of Americans could name fictional boy wizard Harry Potter, less than half could name Great Britain's real prime minister, Tony Blair.

Do Americans have attention deficit when it comes to the important things of life? Is our thinking dominated with the trivial?

What about God? Many claim that God and our relationship to Him is THE most important thing in life. Is it? How do you know? If that is a false claim wouldn’t you want to know?

Let me encourage you to spend 4-5 weeks legitimately seeking answers to questions about God. Read a biblical book in its entirety like the Gospel of John. Say some prayers every day just to see what happens. Attend worship services at a church with a friend that you respect. Many go to that much trouble to try a new diet or to explore a new hobby.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” --Jesus, Matthew 7:7-8

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