Criticism, Rachael Ray, and Pastors.

My wife gets Rachael Ray magazine. I was looking through an issue today and saw the letter to the editor section and was amused to see that people have problems with Rachael Ray.

Rachael Ray exists to make being a woman more difficult, all the while convincing you she’s making it easier. But, honestly, she’s just trying to help. As a man who could eat spaghetti for supper every day, I have no use at all for her, but I am not her audience.

Anyone who reads the magazine is her audience and some of those people complain about Rachael Ray. One was upset because the last issue was all about grilling and “I don’t grill.” You write a letter about this?

People are  so self-absorbed it’s ridiculous. I have no need at all in my life for Rachael Ray, none at all. But I do understand that I’m not the only person in the world and apparently many other people have a Rachael Ray need.

Are we not aware that we are not the only people in the world? Are we not aware that most people are just trying to be helpful? Can we not give them a break even if they dared to talk about something you don’t care about or said it in a way you disagree with?

Relax people. Seriously. Relax. You can’t die on every hill, you can only die on one. Pick the right one. Grilling is not the right one.

And yes, I do understand the irony of criticizing how people criticize, I’m willing to die for this simple message–“If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.”

2 thoughts on “Criticism, Rachael Ray, and Pastors.”

  1. As someone who gets a lot of the critical mail from the organization where I work – I totally agree. People expect us to change EVERYTHING to meet their family needs.

    Ahhh…lots of other people in the world, people!

  2. wow. thanks for being balanced in this approach and not bashing rachael. she’s doing what she’s doing and she’s good at it. you don’t like it, you don’t have to watch/read/listen.

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