Well, unfortunately, it might be true. The more you are goofing around on your computer, the lower your IQ is going. So, in theory, the more you are here, the dumber you are getting. Click on the title link for the news story.
I love IQ. I love it because I love to see the way that people talk about it. I love to ask people what there’s is and I don’t really care what the number is – I find it interesting when people are really excited about their number. High or low, whatever. I love when people ask me my number and there number is higher, but they are complete morons. I find it revealing to me as a warning not to place my self worth anywhere but on Jesus’ inherent worth given to creation, in His Image.
I think the idol of finding self-worth in smarts, good grades, graduating high school is wildly prevalent in our culture. People look at me like I am crazy when I talk about my educational dreams for LJ – I hope he follow God’s call. HS? Ok, whatever. College? OK whatever.
However, I don’t endorse the, “I’m dropping out of high school so that I can go to Africa and be a missionary!” Unless it is surely God’s call (which He has made crazier calls), then the 14 year old in Africa is just another crying mouth to feed. One without a decent education.
So if you are going to be stupid. At least be stupid here.
*This rant has been inspired by Irwin McManus’ teaching at 722 in Atlanta from last week.