Curtis Dahlgren
Is Miley lost forever, or is it America? What's a "Rolling Stone" (etc.)?
By Curtis Dahlgren
October 6, 2013

"I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe . . that it is in any way 'cool' to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos . . . The music business doesn't give a s**t about you . . " – Sinead O'Connor to Miley Cyrus (ETonline)

SOME SAY that "there are many paths to God," but if Hannah Montana is trying to impress her God, she has chosen a most peculiar path. Have you seen the cover of Rolling Stone? My local library subscribes to it, but no one ever reads it. Someone covered Miley up with the previous issue (Michael J. Fox' picture).

When I first heard the song about "the cover of the Rolling Stone," I thought that was about the garden tomb and the Resurrection, not sex. In South Africa, the word for 'resurrection' is "upstanden." Maybe someday the publisher of the Rolling Stone and Miley will come up in the Valley of Dry Bones in their birthday suits, and God will have to chuckle. At that time, Miley probably won't be sticking her tongue out. She won't be bending at the waist; she'll be bending at the knees.

Miley's name was at the top of page one of the USA TODAY recently. She was evidently saying that she had no regrets about her music awards display. "We all want to make history," she said. What do you mean "we," Kemo Sabi?

Seriously speaking, though, the name Cyrus is a very significant one, historically speaking. I'm talking about THE Cyrus, king of Babylon – the one who freed the Israelites and enabled them to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. That Cyrus had been foretold by name more than 100 years before by Isaiah. Here's a commentary from my Bible from the introduction to the book of Isaiah:

"God's care and concern for Israel was unfailing. They were always His nation, even when they were disobedient. Isaiah predicted Israel's return from captivity under Cyrus. Isaiah prophesied about 745-695 BC, which was over 150 years before the time of Cyrus; however, Isaiah names Cyrus specifically . . . (Cyrus permitted the Jews to return to Jerusalem and issued a decree authorizing them to rebuild the temple."

"SOME SAY" that the Bible was just written by "men who didn't even know each other." Don't you just hate it when people miss the point? Yes, the inspired writers of the Bible even lived centuries apart from each other, but there's a perfect thread of consistency running through the Story. Some of those writers were sheep herders and some were from royal families, but nevertheless they told the same Story – some predicting details of it, some recording their fulfillment in history.

I hate to "bore" some of you with this stuff, but things are getting serious out there! As Michael Savage and others have pointed out, economic decline always follows moral decline. And Uncle Sam is in deep doo-doo. He has to borrow 40 cents for every $1 check he writes. NEVER MIND the status of the check-writing machine, and whether anyone is manning it; worry about the chances of the checks bouncing!

Try to "imagine" if you will, having three credit cards and you're having to borrow from your new one just to make the minimum monthly payment on the other two (maybe you don't even have to "imagine" that). How soon will you be out of debt? NEVER.

Never mind scapegoating the Tea Party. Never mind the Republican party. You ought to be worrying about the Chinese Communist party, to which we owe trillions of dollars. If you think Master Card gets picky, you ain't seen nothin' yet.

Our Founding Fathers (going all the way back to England) warned us about "the Laws of Nature and Nature's God." As they say, "Gravity isn't just a good idea; it's the LAW!"

You might say Natural Law is divine. Choices have consequences (some unintended)! And as someone said, "Weak men believe in luck."

CONCLUSION: It "is" what it is because it "was" what it was.

© Curtis Dahlgren


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Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)


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