Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The stupid....it does burn....


Clearly there is a problem with the educational system in this land of ours...

Submitted for your approval...

Koshka Blackburn...a contestant on NBC's otherwise intellectually vacuous "Deal or NO Deal". (This is what passes for entertainment in our modern day Roman Empire.) Koshka had whittled down the choices of briefcases to TWO; one containing $5000 and the other $1,000,000. She was then presented a deal; accept $530,000 and walk away. A guaranteed half a million dollars was offered to her to NOT make the choice between the two briefcases. Wrap your head around this: She could leave with $530,00 more dollars than she came in with....

So what should Koshka the good God-fearing Christian do?

The answer is simple to anyone with a rudimentary understanding of a what a 50-50 proposition means. Who would bet their life on such odds. I think very few.

Poor Koshka, chose to give in to one of the deadly seven: G-R-E-E-D

And then to add insult to injury and in a mockery of her professed religion she incorrectly quoted from the Bible, Ezekiel 12:25:
"...but I wrote a check for myself for a million dollars, and I believe it's here [tapping her case]...I don't know, I don't know what to do, I just don't know...I know it's here, I know it's here! Howie, the contestants never go all the way, and I'm crazy. I'm too crazy. But I believe that if you speak it, it shall be done. So I'm gonna say, NO DEAL!"
And she lost...

See the arrogance for yourself.

Should have paid more attention to those sermons, Koshka...

Contrary to what Gordon Gecko said G-R-E-E-D is RARELY a good thing.

GREED cost you the half a million dollars that was offered to you. You thumbed your nose at your God and he made ya pay! In your world view what other conclusion could you come to other than maybe... sheer unadulterated stupidity!

The truly sad part of this story is the possibility of what DID not happen; had she picked the right case, there are those that would have used this incident to bolster the argument that God favors those that believe...completely glossing over the genesis of her choice...

PATHETIC!

R.

17 comments:

nate said...

Yet another reason while I stopped watching tv.

You said, "This is what passes for entertainment in our modern day Roman Empire."

Robert, have you read, "Are We Rome, the Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America," by Cullen Murphy?

The contestant said, "But I believe that if you speak it, it shall be done."

Apparently she placed omnipotent power in her own words, not the Almighty's. Maybe that's why there wasn't a million in her case...hahaha.

SirRobert said...

Nate...

I see many disturbing parallels between The United States and pre-fall Roman Empire...

Decadence, inflated self-importance, a lethargic and credulous populace...

It's disturbing...

R.

Ric Booth said...

I hate this show. Never watch it. But you're right, if she had picked the million dollar case she would have been featured in Osteen's next book.

I read once that the state lottery is a tax on people who did not pay attention in math class.

SirRobert said...

Hey Ric! Thanks for stopping by.

You said: "I read once that the state lottery is a tax on people who did not pay attention in math class."

Yeah I love that line...saw it on a 'bumpa sticka'

It's the truth!

R.

Christian Beyer said...

Fer cryin' out loud Rob. Give her a break , will ya. Can you imagine what she will be living with from now on? Everyday she'll be thinking "If only..."

Ah, what a curse.

I wonder if she still believes in that prosperity gospel crap anymore. This can't be the first time she spoketh a dud. But what a dud!

Indian Lake Papa said...

I have never watched that program, I doubt God was watching either. In fact I think God and I were having a "Walk and Talk" time about then.

SirRobert said...

Ah Christian...

You know I can't help but comment on such hypocrisy! ;)

"A fool and his money are soon parted!"

R.

SirRobert said...

Papa...

Nooooooo....

I think the "Old One" and I were deeply engrossed in Grand Unification Physics at that time....

...we should have this relativity and quantum mechanics snafu wrapped up sometime this year...

;-)

R.

Indian Lake Papa said...

I don't consider myself a fool - but sometimes my money sure seems to "depart" quite quickly! lol

nate said...

"Decadence, inflated self-importance, a lethargic and credulous populace..."

Spot on.

How about...Imperialism (capitalistic imperialism) and peace-keeping via. conflict...

I thought I was so clever when I coined the term "Romerica," but soon realized I had probably heard it somewhere, at sometime.

karen said...

Hmmm. Sins are forgiven, but stupid's forever.
:-D

hoverfrog said...

Hang on. She walked away with $5k more than she started with. I count her a winner. It is only the greed for more that makes her seem like a loser.

Is her misplaced hope the thing that is so amusing? There's nothing the world loves more than the taste of dashed hopes.

SirRobert said...

An interesting point there hoverfrog!

R.

hoverfrog said...

I thought so.

Have you heard of an English show called Bullseye from the early 1980s? The host would always show the losers the prizes that they had failed to win. He'd say "Here's what you could've won" and the screen would come back revealing a speedboat or a car and a host of smaller prizes. I always thought it was a bit mean. Even if they walk away with nothing but a pen and some good memories they've still won something.

The only way to lose would be not to compete. If you go through life thinking about might-haves and maybes then you'll always be disappointed about something. It's more positive to enjoy what you do have and work to improve that than to lament lost opportunities.

Tam said...

i dont think she has misplaced Hope. i think shes just seeing God as her personal Genie. not very bright.

i dont think this is a "christian" thing as much as it is just ignorance and greed on an individuals part...who happens to boast of her "christianity" and yet again, making fools out of the rest of us. dang.

r - i completely agree with your rant here! rant on - i rant with you!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know where else to put this and I thought you would think it hilarious.

Jason

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/evolutionists_flock_to_darwin

Octavarium64 said...

Can someone consider all the facts before pronouncing judgment? She went to the end because part of the offer was an opportunity that could only be earned by refusing everything.

This trip to Broadway was worth $7,000 in cash, but in addition to that has the rather noticable chance of exposing her talent to the world. That entirely changes the mechanics of this gamble, to the point where logic is completely irrelevant. Neither decision can be either smart or stupid.

The lesson is that one small factor can turn logic upside down. Since you seem to thrive so much on religious arguments, try and make this judgment without knowing everything: Suppose some man kills thirty people and is given the death penalty. Murder is a mortal sin which will send the unrepentant to hell. But can you logically assert that our mass murderer will be going to hell without knowing what happened between his crime and his execution? HINT: The key word is unrepentant.