Saturday, November 05, 2011

Governmental Imposed Control

Don’t forget the governmental imposed time warp tonight. The so-called daylight savings plan ends for this year at 2:00 AM.

(Actually, it works very nicely to change the clocks before going to bed and not worry about anything at 2:00 AM.)

If you would care for an example of how stupidly our society deals with matters of daily living, here is a video to satisfy your need for stupidity based psychology:

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Sadly, daylight saving time has been in effect for as long as I can remember. I never remember my parents ever dealing with things in such absurd ways, transforming an hour of government imposition into a mountain of complications. “Good morning. It is time to get up! Time for breakfast.” Same plan every day. It worked. We moaned and complained the same as any other day when we had to get up to go to school or whatever other thing was required of us. But we arose and dressed and ate breakfast and went on with the day.

How did we ever survive without the help of a TV psychobabble propagandist?

Oh. Now I remember.

     Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:1-4)

Wow, several thousand years ago the Lord gave this to His people through Moses, and for those who heeded it, it worked marvelously, keeping peace and tranquility and even happiness and love in the home. It worked when St. Paul repeated it, even under the Roman tyranny. It worked a few decades ago when I was a child. Could it be, is it possible, just maybe that today it still works?

Even for those who do not believe in the Lord God who gave His wonderful words by which His people would live happily and peaceably with one another, even for those who mock God and ignore Him in every other way, when His commandments are followed, they have the effect that He promises. Ten Words or Sayings of divine wisdom and all of the psychological studies are seen for what they are, inane attempts to achieve what has been plainly declared and even recorded in stone for millennia.

For what it is worth, Daylight Savings Time is a futile interference in people’s lives. But since we have it, why make more trouble of it than it really is? Wouldn’t our lives be wonderful if this were the only asinine act of tyranny with which we had to cope?

So, as for me and my house, we will simply set the clocks back as has been mandated, and arise giving thanks to God for the divine service in which the Lord shall serve us the blessings of heaven flowing from His endless mercy and goodness from beyond the restraints of time. And so with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we shall laud and magnify His glorious name and enjoy the life that He gives us in connection with His holy name. In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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