Friday, December 10, 2010

Allen Peyton's Theory of Negativity.

I would like to introduce to you my new Theory of Negativity. The theory goes like this: When one person offers a complaint to another person or group of people, it becomes necessary for all listeners to offer a more negative complaint! We often see this at teas and committee meetings. The complaints become graver as each individual remarks on how bad they have it. The goal is to make sure the previous gripe really is not that bad at all eliciting a true need of sympathy for the present speaker. Since sympathy is in short supply, it should only go to the worst case scenario. I submit to you that this theory explains much of worldly behavior. A true Christian would see God's guiding hand and will understand their circumstances with thanksgiving and joy (I Thess. 5:18) knowing all things work for good for those who love God, the elect! (Romans 8:28)

For an example of the Theory of Negativity in action, please play the video below.