This meme has gone viral on facebook! Here's mine.
with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end,
choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged
you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.
STUFF I DISLIKE
1. HOLIDAYS: Hallmark holidays where people to expect me to emote on
queue (Pavlov, anyone?). Saying "I love you" on valentines day feels
like an obligation, not an opportunity.
PEEVES: I have pet peeves which I've blogged on, but certain things
really get under my skin – hearing other people masticating when I am
not and it is quiet, guys who pee in the sit-down toilet when a
perfectly good urinal is available, overused low-brow preacher jokes,
and car doors that open outwards. See details below
Pet Peeves #001 – In the men's room http://xrl.in/1inb
Pet Peeves #002 – At the restaurant http://xrl.in/1ind
Pet Peeves #003 – On the road http://xrl.in/1ine
Pet Peeves #004 – At the gas station http://xrl.in/1inf
Pet Peeves #005 – In church http://xrl.in/1ing
Pet Peeves #006 – The Automobile http://xrl.in/1inh
That rather colorful description comes from Boston University sociologist Peter Berger, who is working to challenge those stereotypes in a new study. At this point in my life, I’m very grateful for his work seeing how I am an evangelical living in "Tobacco Road" who is blogging barefoot at this very moment.
A recent Op-Ed in the Washington Post carries the same idea – the media and academia should pay more serious attention to actual evangelicals and less time to reinforcing their stereotypes of the group. The authors point out the successful and important history of the evangelical movement in America.
OK, I am learning to hate these, but of course, I love them. "Memes" are a techy geeky word coined by arch-Darwinist and atheist Richard Dawkins, who created the word to represent "replicator of cultural information that one mind transmits (verbally or by demonstration) to another mind." In common english, now we use them to talk about ourselves. So here’s the book meme.