Do you like these little polls on Twitter and Facebook? Here’s one from Travis Mayfield, Q13 news anchor, who recently Tweeted that he really wants to wear a dress on his morning newscast. He is currently looking at which style, matching heels, and accessories to wear.
That question is posed by someone that calls himself a journalist. Maybe he never researched the Bible or the dictionary.
Dictionaries define BLESSING this way:
God’s favor and protection.
“may God continue to give us his blessing”
a prayer asking for God’s favor and protection.
“a priest gave a blessing as the ship was launched”
How is blessing not a religious thought, Travis? Maybe in Mayfield’s world. There are those who wish to rewrite history, change names of public buildings and tear down statues. Is there a movement to “cancel” the Christian religion. You bet your life there is.
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“Journalists” (and I use that term very loosely) would be better served just reporting the news. More and more in the cancel culture / SJW / virtue signaling world they seem a need to be the news.
I used to watch Q13 regularly.
These are not journalists. They are lousy actors. Local TV news has become so much like the movie Anchorman. It has become farce.
I’ve never heard of a priest blessing a ship at launch time.
“In the name of the United States I christen thee _____________________,” proclaims a pretty girl while she shatters the ceremonial bottle of champagne against the gleaming bow of a new ship towering above her.
Different peoples and cultures shaped the religious ceremonies surrounding a ship launching. Jews and Christians alike customarily used wine and water as they called upon God to safeguard them at sea. Intercession of the saints and the blessing of the church were asked by Christians. Ship launchings in the Ottoman Empire were accompanied by prayers to Allah, the sacrifice of sheep, and appropriate feasting. The Vikings are said to have offered human sacrifice to appease the angry gods of the northern seas.
I have never heard one of those who smash the champagne bottle against the ship give a sermon beforehand, but the christening of a ship has become bastardized over the years. As has TV news.