"HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?" Francis Schaeffer

Thursday, August 11, 2005

One of my favorite blogs recently is www.thinklings.org. They're a small group of guys and they just kinda write off the cuff. Some of the stuff is quite thought provoking; other is just humorous or sad. But most of it is interesting. Below are some questions I've been asking myself for the longest time.

How Did They Ever Live Without... ?
Posted by Shrode @ 1:55 pm - permalink

How did the people in Bible times ever make it through the day without our modern solutions to our problems? Did they even have our problems?

How did they ever live without:

Prilosec- I, mean, come on. Every other person you meet has Acid Reflux or something similar. And the whole world is on Nexium, Prilosec, Zantac or some such thing. Oh, how the esophaguses must have suffered two thousand years ago... Wait. Come to think of it, how did our parents live without Prilosec? Did a zillion people lived lives with Acid Reflux and just didn't know it? Or did it even exist back then?

Ritalin- How did people in Jesus' day deal with kids who had ADHD? Are those the children destined to grow up into wanderers or Temple Guards? Or is that what half the beggars were? How did they ever survive without anti-depressants and drugs to help people "concentrate"? Were those zillions of undiagnosed people with ADHD or Bi-polar or anxiety disorder etc.. and they were just destined to wander as misunderstood outcasts? Or did these problems even exist at all? (Disclaimer: No offense is intended to those of you with genuinely diagnosed medical problems. I'm just wondering what people did before these things were diagnosed? And yes, I do wonder if the huge number of such cases now means that we are being too quick to assign a "problem" label to people.)
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Other issues of concern mentioned by "Shrode" are toothbrushes and toothpaste, glasses, deodorant and "B.O.", erasures and dogs. I've been particularly worried about deordorant and "B.O." - specially for the dogs.

I try not to worry about these things in the middle of the night but sometimes you just can't help it. JB

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