A most annoying catch phrase

You have heard it I’m sure. It is rather popular in our media and ‘star’ infested networks, and when muttered, there is supposed to be a ‘you heard it first here, so listen up, this is important.’

John Depp after the verdict. Buzz Aldrin on his moon mission. Elon Musk regarding aliens. Tiger Woods after his car crash. Ellen D on the death of Ann H. Neil Tyson on space travel. So what do these people and the annoying phrase have in common?

They broke their silence……..

and finally spoke and gave their endearing opinion. Pleze. Yeah ok, they were mute for ages eh? They havn’t said a word and lived like monks in the desert. They have vows of chastity and speech. Pleze.

They did not ‘break their silence,’ as there was just not a convenient time for them to rattle off their spin on this or that. ‘News at eleven, Herman Munster breaks his silence about Lily’s spongecake.’ This is about as relevant as anybody supposedly ‘breaking their silence.’ Can’t stand it.

But surely you paid attention up top as a clue was given WHY these ‘breaks on muteness’ have teeth and an audience. The networks are infested with ‘stars.’ And of course, by association, you WANT to be on the know, FIRST, as to what star thinks of this or that, meaning, these people deserve to be heard and taken seriously.

For God’s sake, T. Woods was not even charged with speeding. If that was you rolling a car, the police would be waiting in ICU to serve you up with something that will cost you dearly. So, call me bitter, call me jealous, call me cynical, but I do. not. care. when Ellen D. ‘breaks her silence,’ and finally speaks on whatever to whoever.

Infestations of irrelevance I tell ya.

So the next time you hear that phrase, ‘he broke his silence.’ or stay tuned, ‘she broke her silence………’ send a wink and a smile my way.

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20 Responses to A most annoying catch phrase

  1. Barabbas Me says:

    God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; -Hebrews 1:1‭-‬2 KJV
    When God “breaks his silence” 😉

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    • ColorStorm says:

      There is a book ‘the silence of God,’ written by a former detective @ Scotland Yard, Sir Robert Anderson, and he superbly addresses WHY God is silent today.

      It is a veritable mine of explosive doctrine and he without compromise levels all charges against this premise.

      I suggest to any student of scripture they purchase and devour.

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      • Barabbas Me says:

        John, depending on your views of scripture and prayer… He has never been completely silent. The Word says “.. Every word that proceeds…” not proceed-ed. I believe the Word of God is “living and active” and is God’s Speaking to me… if I’m willing and attentive to listen. Amen!

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Here’s a challenge. Read the book. Then tell me in WHAT capacity His silence may be something you have not considered.

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        • Barabbas Me says:

          Just downloaded on pdf.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          ok good but yuck. Nothing like a book in hand.

          Anyway, the post pretty much focuses on the ‘star’ power and the absurdity of that silence.

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        • Barabbas Me says:

          Yes, I love the tactile contact for binding and paper myself. But when my shelves (8 or 9 large bookshelves thru the home) are all full or nearly, and I’m interested in a particular book for a particular reason or suggestion, pdf services as well. 🙂

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        • Barabbas Me says:

          Perusing and quick reading thru, difficult for Anderson yes?, the book seems to be focussed on miracles for attesting the authenticity of the Gospel. If I’m correct… it’s not exactly what I was referring to as the “God who has never been silent.” I’m rather confused now as to the recommendation?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          You are doing yourself a huge disservice by abruptly commenting on something that a critical minded sleuth such as RA takes great length to unwrap clues. He builds his case like a skilled attorney. You are neither being fair to him or yourself.

          The silence of God is His withholding of judgement in this age of GRACE, well over 2 thousand years now.

          I have hundreds of posts on God, scripture, doctrine, etc. This ‘silence’ by the star thugs is not one of them.

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        • Barabbas Me says:

          Silence being a withholding of divine judgement? I didn’t get that impression from Anderson’s book at all. I suppose I could attempt to read it again… slower this time. But from the position of Grace, the reason it’s an Age of Grace in the first place is that the Judgement that fell on US, rested fully on Christ… and now we have an Age of Grace as a space to allow mankind to accept what’s already provided in the death and resurrection of Jesus.

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        • Barabbas Me says:

          I supposed the overall premise of argument of the book would be better stated as an answer to why God doesn’t intervene in the affairs of men as we would like or as skeptics would charge. I found the book very good, if not a bit confusing on first read. But I promise to make another attempt this week and look for what you said in regards the “Judgement of God withheld” also being a description of the Silence of God.

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        • 2,000 years is like a couple of days to God. Not long really. Should you consider that the earth is about 6,000 years old then He has waited a week.

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        • Barabbas Me says:

          And yes, I read thru to the appendix although I didn’t read further

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          1 Kings 19:11-13 New American Standard Bible

          11 So He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord was passing by! And a great and powerful wind was tearing out the mountains and breaking the rocks in pieces before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake, a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire, a sound of a gentle blowing. 13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

          I have a feeling we are lucky that God speaks softly.

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        • Barabbas Me says:

          Reminds me of the portion where Moses goes up to the mountain (ex 19) and all the people see if fire and thunder and loud trumpets. So afraid were they of God’s Speaking that they told Moses “you go up for us” because they were afraid of the Sounds of God’s Voice

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      • In one sense God the heavenly Father is silent because he is stunned that despite all the evidence that He exists, far too many people ignore it.

        But being patient and long suffering He keeps plugging away. Night after night the stars pour forth speech, and during the day time the visible order should be self-evident.

        One day however, He will break wind, and there will be a rushing mighty wind which will blow the wicked away.

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        • Barabbas Me says:

          When he “breaks wind” you say? Oh ye of long abandoned and forsaken Pate.. you Messenger of One of whom there is none like… might I retort with “touche”… or perhaps… “tush-e”? Lol

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  2. Ha! Amen, it really is an annoying phrase. None of them are silent long enough to even have a “silence” to break! We call that sort of thing “click bait,” in that it is designed to entice you into desiring something secret, something that has been kept hidden for centuries, something no one else knows. Of course that is all nonsense but it often does make people curious enough to check it out.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      I am so laughing- not silent enough to even have silence to break.

      It more. You agree with me, that makes a majority. People miss this by sheer numbers on this or that. There could be a million people who ‘like’ something- but I look for people of stature who loathe the same thing, and if the same hate something, it’s probably good-

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