Thursday, May 14, 2009

Doodles and Drivel

Doddle for Google is a scholarship contest for students to sketch a Google home design with the theme of “What I Wish for the World.” Some of the drawings are quite interesting; some seem to be very advanced for their age. Unfortunately, almost all of them are political messages of gay rights, health care coverage, rebirth in peace and harmony, acceptance of public art (i.e. graffiti), and lots of world peace and tolerance. As one 8 year old put it, “One World One God—I wish religious harmony for the world. We all are equal under one God! Our world will be a better place, if we love and respect each other irrespective of our religion. With respectful coexistence of different religions, peace will prevail in the world.”

It reminds me of all of the graduation speeches at this time of year. “Who knows but in our midst might be someone who finds the cure for cancer (or AIDS or the global fever).” All of the high minded, good intentions and humanist ideals fall flat in the face of sinful man. It makes me fearful of the future generations and their conception of the world.

What do I wish for the world? Jesus.


Matthew N. Petersen said...

I don't know, I wouldn't really mind if there were one world One God.

Though I doubt they'd like this as a doodle.

Regarding your last point: yeah a cure for cancer would be nice. But then, death would just find some other way to win. Only in Christ is death defeated.

Linda said...

Hmm.... I wonder who wrote the 8-year-old's comment? Or perhaps he's a quick learner when it comes to parroting propaganda.