Sunday, April 25, 2010


It smells like a skunk died outside my window.

So here I am, procrastinating like the pros do-I was youtubing. I came along this one interesting video, and it prompted my first attempt at being deep on a blog! Here it goes...

"Hipster"-off of urban dictionary:

"Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter (there is like this frickin essay on the definition of hipsters)...Although hipsters are technically conformists within their own subculture, in comparison to the much larger mainstream mass, they are pioneers and leaders of the latest cultural trends and ideals. "

While I was watching this, I couldn't help but think that the person singing it was somewhat of a hipster. Come to think of it, a lot of the Christian demographic, like, the ones that actually care, fit into the "hipster" category-tattoos, piercings, counter-culture activiy etc etc

Christianity, in it's beginnings, started off as a small movement with people that were rejected by the mainstream society of the day. These fishermen, tax collectors, and Samaritans were opposed by the leaders of the time, the Pharisees, who essentially blinded themselves to see something that would turn into this mainstream world-wide religion.

As Christianity has become this mainstream thing that everyone seems to know and understand, I can't help but feel that God is sending out another revolution through those who seem to be done with the idea that God is given in the form of a slot machine, and if you say enough prayers, maybe one will win you the jackpot and all of your deepest desires and wishes will be taken care of. Our society's current hipsters are embracing something that was the hipsters of a thousand and something years ago understood. I don't know about you, but I think that it's amazing to see how God is able to pull us back to His main message of love even at a time where Christianity seems to be at its peak. Hipsters are people who start a trend, and God is using these hipsters to start a new revolution.

I would say that is pretty deep and pretty awesome.

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