I’ve been reading the Mueller Report online and getting a headache. I think I’m going to get a hardcopy from the Washington Post or order the book from Amazon. I’m tired of looking at the computer screen. I’m also frustrated trying to get back to a page that I want to re-read, etc. I’m getting a headache from trying to interpret and understand the “legal” language in the report. I realize there are two sides to every story, but this story seems to have so many sides that it becomes almost incomprehensible—boggling my mind. But, what really gives me a headache are those who comment on “The Mueller Report,” but have never read it.
According to what I’ve been reading, “The Mueller Report” is being read by many Americans. The Harvard Book Store reports that the demand for the print edition is “absolutely mind-boggling.” The bookstore was founded in 1932, and the manager says, “We don’t know of any other event in our history that has generated this level of public interest.” “The Mueller Report” was at the top of the best-selling book charts (Amazon and Barnes and Noble) within twenty-four hours after the redacted version was released online. This is good—people are reading it—and that helps my headache some.
Many have not read it, will never read it, and yet claim to know what it says. There are others who have not read it, will never read it, and don’t care what it says, but will argue about what it says even if they don’t care. And there are those, who will try to read it objectively and make some sense of it. But what difference will it make? Those who have not read it, will never read it, will continue to claim that they know what it says. Others don’t care whether it is read or not read, and in the end don’t care what it says, but will argue about what it says even though they don’t care.
It reminds me a great deal of the way Christians deal with the Bible. Many have not read it, will never read it, but claim to know what it says. Other have not read it at all, and are never going to read it, because they don’t really care what it says. And then there are those who do read the Bible carefully, objectively, and faithfully, trying to understand it—but they will be told by those who have never read it and never will—that they have read it wrongly. After reading and studying the Bible, they will be challenged by those who don’t care what the Bible says and who have never and will never read it. I’m just realizing now that I’ve had this same headache for a long, long time—and it is forever intensifying!