Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Caucus-Race



Reading Ray Comfort's blog is very entertaining. It's even more exiting than watching a car accident.

I always wonder about the people on there, including myself. I think of Alice in Wonderland and ponder the deeper significance of what exactly makes Ray tick. Is he a magician, a lunatic, a cult leader, a high-pressure salesman? All of the above? The answer, as of yet, eludes me. It could be this is all an elaborate game he is playing to while the hours between breakfast and dinner. If that is the case, lets do a good job of it. There s more merry-making to be had.

I can draw parallels between Alice and her misadventures. Namely, The Caucus Race and a Long Tail.

After leaving the bottle, Alice lands on shore. The Dodo says everyone should dry off by running. They all start to run, and Alice asks, "Why are we all running? What is a Cuacus race?" The Dodo (maybe Ray) says "the best way to explain it is to do it." They are all running in circles. For the race, there are no rules and everyone is a winner. For the prize, Alice awards everyone with Comfits. But in this case, I think it will be barbiturate laced Kool-Aid.

The point of this game is to get out as many words as you can in a given amount of time. It doesn't matter if you are correct or not, because as I said, that is not the point. In any case, tomorrow will be yet another day in which we attempt to say even more words which are just as meaningless and fruitless (if more so) than the day before. We are all winners, so there is no need to keep score.

Does that make sense? Good.

1 comment:

Terry said...

Ray is a Evangelist!

If you checked his creditials you would know he worked for Billy Graham before, has a degree, and runs Living Waters & Way of the Master ministries to name a few.

What is so dark and sinister about wanting to save souls from Hell?

Maybe he should have been like Darwin, a womanizer, drunk, and weed smoking NUT! He was an outcast and ridiculed by his peers!