Double Talk

Warning: Today’s post contains language that some may find offensive


Warning: Today’s post contains language that some may find offensive.

Have you ever been to a store trying to buy something and the salesperson basically wouldn’t let you? I know that sounds odd, but it seems true. Computer stores are not alone, but seem to have an over representation of sales staff who are not interested in helping you select a product. Instead, they are more interested in letting you know how much they know (and by implication, how little you know). They spew acronym jargon like RAM, PCI, TCP/IP, VOIP, AJAX, etc. I call it verbal masturbation.

A similar technique is used to avoid answering a question. A whirlwind of speech that says nothing. I’ve seen plenty of that in Congressional testimony.

I think some of these folks have found this resource on the web and have employed it in their vocabulary

I hate to say it, but there seem to be some preachers caught up in double talk. They speak eloquently with words that have meaning only to a seminary graduate. The bible is a miraculous book. Simple enough for a 7 year old to understand the basics, yet complex enough to be studied by PhD’s.

I believe that the bible is God’s means of revealing Himself to man. He’s not trying to riddle us, confuse us, or use words to obfuscate the truth in order to keep us out of Heaven. Some theologians may choose to become educated idiots, but I lean toward… well, it means what it says.

That’s what’s on my mind. I’m interested in your thoughts. There’s lots of ways to hit me up so let me hear from you.

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Author: Mark Prasek

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