Beer Heaven?

Have you seen these Miller Lite commercials? They’re lame, but hey it’s a beer commercial, what do you expect right? Ok so the main idea in beer heaven is to never have an empty, to have your bar tender look like your ideal mate, and to be able to put your feet up in every chair…

It appears to me that Miller has no clue what heaven is.

In the scriptures heavens literal description is scarce, but its parabolic descriptions – abundant. Jesus explains to us through glorious parabolic rhetoric that heaven is something like a tree, a field, a man sowing seed, yeast in bread, a net for catching fish, a wedding, etc…

To Miller heaven is about everything catered to you – to give you whatever physical pleasure you seek; while to Jesus heaven is about everybody else. To Miller, heaven is about getting what you want; while to Jesus, heaven is about giving to those that need help.

I don’t know where this idea of heaven came from – that heaven is all about you and all. Well, Miller – it’s not!

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Beer Heaven?

Saying Thank You.

It doesn’t sound so hard does it? I mean, all you have to do is say thank you. But what if what you have received is more than a free lunch? What if someone paid your rent for a month? What if someone took care of your cell phone bill for an entire year? What if someone made your car payment for a year?

Is that normal?

Is that reasonable?

Who does that?

If you were faced with a scenario like this, would you be tempted to say ‘No thank you!’? Would you be too proud to accept the gift, even though you really needed it? Or what about all of the other people in the world that need it even more than you, I mean, you live in America – how bad could it really be?

What are you supposed to do if something like this happens?

I guess some people would say ‘no thanks’ out of pride, some would say ‘no thanks’ out of humility, some would burst out in tears in thankfulness, and others may just be jaw dropped speechless not knowing what to say.

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” – Luke

Saying Thank You.

Stop raising awareness. People need money!

Now, I’m certainly no expert as to helping social justice causes, and other issues of the like that people are always raising awareness for. Issues commonly include cancer awareness, aids awareness, poverty, global warming etc, with a myriad of other issues. I’m basically assuming that when they say they are wanting to raise awareness that they really mean send money! That’s what I would say. Send money!

I just don’t think that a bunch of people knowing that a problem exist is the answer. Now the obvious point is that if nobody knows of the problem then nobody will give money, and because most people don’t give money than the organization trying to raise money wants as many people as possible to know that there is a problem. So the more people that are ‘aware’, the better of the chance it is that people will give money. Its a simple matter of probability really.

Now, the part that I don’t get is that when people, like joinred.com or something, spend millions, and I mean it, millions of dollars advertising ‘awareness’ to hope that the odds go in their favor and that by raising ‘awareness’ they might end up making some money. Why don’t they spend money on marketing to make money, not raise awareness. Just focus on the cash!

I’m not saying that I have any solutions, or even suggestions. I don’t know anything about raising money – I’m broke all of the time myself, but I do think something isn’t right…

Just ranting.

-dave

Stop raising awareness. People need money!