In one of my Battle of the Bands posts I took some heat over calling my regular readers traditionalists because of the way they voted. I was called unkind. That started me to thinking (always a dangerous endeavour) and it also started the above song running through my head.
So, I’m wondering what’s so bad about TRADITION or being a TRADITIONALIST (I consider myself one, although maybe not exactly where my musical tastes run)? What’s wrong with thinking that there are traditional roles that are ordained by a higher power for men and women?
Now, before you grab the torch and pitchfork or decide to burn your bra on my doorstep, think about some of the problems in the world today. Could they be avoided if mom was in the home more often? Might most children be better off in a two parent family? Could our schools be better with more parent involvement or if as I personally believe, more children were home schooled?
I mean what’s more important to the well being of the family…X-Box 2000(put your credit card away; I don’t think they’re actually making that one yet), a 2,000+ sq. ft. house, the latest model BMW, OR both parents in the home paying attention the their children, instilling their values and being the prime role model.
As we are swiftly approaching the holiday season, I’m reminded of all the traditions that were prevalent just a few short years ago that have been snatched from our lives by those who are so easily offended by EVERYTHING. Is it so hard to look the other way at my long running holiday traditions? Now a lot of you are probably thinking that I’m confusing TRADITION with RELIGION, but let’s face it, especially to the non-believers, religion is little more than tradition, unless of course, they want to use it as a weapon against the believers.
As Tevye tells us, in his little corner of the world, Anatevka, Russia, the people are all like fiddlers on a roof...sounds crazy, no? They are just trying to scratch out a pleasant simple tune without breaking their necks. How do they keep their balance…TRADITION? And, because of their traditions they know who they are and what God expects them to do.
Perhaps that’s the problem in a nutshell. So many of our TRADITIONS have gone by the wayside we no longer know who we are.
I know this is not my usual type of post. If you’re shocked maybe you really don’t ‘know me’.
So, tell me what are some of your favorite traditions. Do you have any that have gone by the wayside, due to conditions in the world today? What are you doing about it?