22 April 2009

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Personal Responsibility or The Devil made me do it! Back in the early 1970’s, Flip Wilson’s comedic abilities were really starting to shine and with his NBC TV comedy show, “The Flip Wilson Show” his comedic mastery became a hit across America. He won a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Television Series and the show was nominated for 11 Emmys during its run and won two of them, Best Variety Show and for Best Writing In A Variety Show. Of the many memorable characters that he portrayed on his show, the one that I remember most and was most impressed with Wilson’s ability to create and perform, is his Geraldine Jones character. Wilson wrote the material for his Geraldine Jones character and created her as an honest outspoken woman who expected respect as she was flirty and flashy yet devoted to her never seen boyfriend named, Killer. Geraldine Jones was, “What you see is what you get, honey!” as one of her famous catch phrases stated. One thing that she wasn’t however was one to take responsibility for her actions as she often would say, “The devil made me do it!” to account for the various very funny things she had done and or said. Now when Flip Wilson as his character, Geraldine Jones would say, “The devil made me do it!” it would crack me up as well as get my family to laughing so loud and hard. Flip Wilson was very funny and had great comedic timing, total control of his creative voices and actions when in character. Flip Wilson was a master comedian and every up and coming comedian (many who think they are now included) needs to take lessons from his works. Flip Wilson was oh so very funny and clean funny too. Geraldine Jones’ saying “The devil made me do it!” was fiction. Each skit that Flip Wilson created for this character (and his other characters) was his comedic mastery at work. His performance was again his comedic mastery at work yet still pure fiction and so very funny. Contrast the comedic mastery of Flip Wilson to the reality of today where so many people live their lives without taking responsibility for their actions. Through their placing blame on anything else around them and by their lack of action, thoughtless actions, half action, inconsiderate action or over reaction, many people push off their own personal responsibility of to somewhere or someone or something else. This lack of taking personal responsibility then snowballs not only for that one person, but bleeds into other people’s lives as well in a number of ways. Look at the huge corporate head’s greed and also the people who purchased houses knowing that they could not afford...
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And Shes Buying a Stairway to Heaven As the song says, “Yes, there are two paths you can go by; But in the long run; There’s still time to change; The road you’re on” also as the song says, “and it makes me wonder” leading me to ask you, which path you are on? If by chance you don’t know which song this is, it is a song off the fourth album of one of the best selling albums ever in history, written and sang by Led Zeppelin, an English rock and roll band formed in 1968 which heavy, guitar-driven sound regarded it as one of the first heavy metal bands whose individualistic style drew from many sources and transcends any one genre named, “Stairway to Heaven.” It’s a rock and roll classic which was never released as a single yet is often the most requested and most played album-oriented rock FM radio song which in 2005 was voted as having the greatest guitar solo of all time per a “Guitar World” held poll of readers.1 Although it was released in 1971, I first heard it around the year 1979. So, which path are you on with regard to your getting to Heaven? Led Zeppelin was right in their song; there truly are two and only two paths for each of us to follow; the right one and the wrong one. One and only one path is the actual path to Heaven. Which path are you on? There are many paths out there stating that they will get you to Heaven. I can guarantee to you that there is only one “true” path to Heaven. Here’s a hint, it isn’t as the song states either as you cannot “purchase” or “work” your way into Heaven. “Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” (John 14:6) The only way into Heaven (being with the Father [God]) is to place your faith into Jesus Christ (but through me), God’s only begotten Son. You may be thinking, “the religions of Mormon, Muslim, Islam, Buddhist, Scientologist, Jehovah Witness, and the countless other religious convictions and beliefs out there stating that they are a path to Heaven (or some state of paradise) too and that all religions are the same. So why should I believe you?” Well, you don’t have to believe me and I’m not asking you to believe me. I’m asking you to check out what it is that I am telling you and that you check it out with an open mind so that you will know the truth from your own investigation. Of all the “religions” in the world, which one of them...

Victor E. Pearson

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