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We Have No One Else to Blame

“Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, their glory is in their shame.  Their mind is set on earthly things.”  Philippians 3:19

According to a recent ABC poll 83% of Americans responded that they are of the Christian religion.  That’s a pretty big number.  According to polls over the years homosexuals make up anywhere from 1% to 3% of the American population.  Yet the will being displayed in government and in pop culture is the will secularists and supporters of the lgbt community.  Now how exactly is it that approximately 263,000,000 people are being dictated to by 3,100,000 to 9,500,000 people?  How is it that people that call themselves Christians allow the society they live in to become so ungodly that now as recently as just yesterday a Christian bureaucrat was thrown in jail because she would not issue marriage certificates to gay couples because it violated her conscience?

I’ll tell you how it happens and if you’re as angry as I am the first place you need to look is in your bathroom mirror.  You need to look there and get angry at the person you see staring back at you because that’s the person that let this happen.

I once heard my pastor say that the most popular face in the church is George Washington.  Because when the offering plate gets passed around that’s normally the only face you see in it.  The fact is that we have become a perverse church who’s god is in their belly.  Hey I’m just as guilty as anyone else so don’t think I’m up here on a soap box lecturing and pretending that I’m above this.

We show where our loyalties lie when we won’t come off with our cash.  We throw ol’ George Washington in the offering plate when we make $400/week.  We say we can’t afford anymore than that because of bills but our bills are things like the fully loaded cable package that we can’t live without or the 3 gallons of ice cream we have in the freezer.  Don’t make up excuses.  If you created a line item budget showing how much money comes in and how much money goes out and exactly what it’s going toward I’m 100% certain that every single one of us will find that we pay a lot of money for things that we don’t need and then turn around and act as though those things are necessities.  Meanwhile back at the ranch the damned farm is burning down and we let it happen.

What I mean is look at the amount of money that lgbt groups and secular progressives have spent on campaigns to change minds and look at how much money we have spent to change minds.  Try getting around town on 1$ in gas.  You won’t get very far and yet we try to accomplish the exact same thing as Christians.  We want to give like Ebeneezer Scrooge and expect to reap over flowing harvests.  But the woeful fact of the matter is that he who sews sparingly the same reaps sparingly.  And brother when we sew sparingly in our nation today we begin to see the deliberate and cruel treatment of Christians right out in the open even though we supposedly make up the majority.

Our gods are our bellies.  That’s the sad fact here in America.  We have placed money on a pedestal.  Paul called the love of money the root of all evil because he knew what we need to know and that is that money is a servant and it serves the desires of the person who has it.  We spend it to “get” things.  The modern church in America has become a black hole of desire.  We don’t want to come off with anymore than we have to because the rest of that money is like our own little fix.  It’s like our own little morphine drip.  We have become junkies and let our country go to hell on a moped.

Wake up Church of America.  We will soon find ourselves in quite a spot if we don’t change our ways.  I mean it’s already here.  Christians are being dragged into court and fined more money than it takes most people several years and sometimes a decade to earn.  Christians being thrown in jail and told to comply or else.  Like Solomon once said “Only a fool sees trouble coming and does not prepare themselves.”  Change your ways or else you’ll pay more than it would have cost you to save yourself.

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Demons? Aliens? Something else? My Experience With Sleep Paralysis.

This isn’t a normal blog for me.  This is a crazy out of this world blog that is full of what sounds like insanity, but it is insanity as I experience it.  So please keep that in mind if you continue to read.

Since I was a teenager I have dealt with a phenomenon commonly known as “Sleep Paralysis”.  Now if you don’t know what that it is please feel free to google it because there is an incredible amount of information on the subject but I will put it to you like this;  It is a terrifying experience.  You wake up in the middle of the night unable to move your body, talk, breathe and in cases like mine, open your eyes.  It feels like there is someone or something on top of you choking you.  Some people who’s eyes are open see a dark shadowy figure standing over top of them.  It is, in the moment, a very traumatizing experience.

The good news……I’m still trying to figure out what the good news is, but if it’s happened to you I want you to know that you’re not alone.  It does us good to know that there are others like us.  People might think we’re crazy and maybe we are, or at least I am, but it’s important to be able to talk about what we experience regardless of whether or not what we think is happening is really happening.  And also I have a few theories about this phenomenon that might bring you some bit of comfort.

Before I get into my theories let me just explain what happens when I have one of these episodes happen to me.  Almost every time that I can remember when this happens to me it is almost exclusively when I am having a nightmare.  In my dream I can always tell it is about to happen.  Let me give you an example that happened to me about 2 or 3 weeks ago….

I was dreaming that I was at my deceased grandparents house.  It is a house out in the rural areas of southern Ohio next to, what I was told when I was a child, was the second highest point in Ohio.  Their house sat on a hill, about halfway up the hill as a matter of fact.  About 50 yards above the house is a thick forest which then extends up about another 100 to 150 yards to the top.  It’s a very old house.  The house is so old that there is a hidden room that was used to store food, hearkening back to the days of the great depression when you had to actually hide food because there were people wanting to steal it.

Anyway, I was standing in the living room of this home.  There was a window at the north end of the living room and a window at the south end of the living room where the front door was also located to the right of the window.  In my dream it was dark, perhaps 2 or 3 in the morning.  I remember seeing my father lying on the old plaid foam chair that folded out into a bed.  I was standing looking at dad and I walked over to the corner of the room next to the front door which was diagonal to the my grandpa’s bedroom door.  Dad was asleep but I looked over at him and I said “They’re here and they want to come inside.”  It was then that suddenly I felt something grab me in my dream.  It grabbed me by the throat and lifted me off the ground, even though I could see nothing in the room with me in my dream.  I immediately woke up and I was blacking out.

I don’t know if you’ve ever had this feeling before, but there have been times that I have been awake and in totally unrelated incidents started to black out.  The peripherals of my vision start to go black and work their way to the center of my vision.  Well even though my bedroom was pitch dark, the feeling of blacking out was the same.  I woke up, with my eyes closed and knew that I was blacking out.  It felt like I was being killed.  I couldn’t speak.  The words gurgled in the base of my throat.  With one final “quietus” move I lunged myself straight up in bed.  I had awoken to gasp for air.  I was alive.

In every situation that I can remember I always know that they are there in my dreams.  I know that the dark figures that people see when they lie there paralyzed are there.  I can sense them even while I’m in a dream state.  I remember the first incidence I had when I was a young man.  I read a book called “Identifying and Breaking Curses” by John C. Eckhardt.  After I finished reading the book I went to bed.  I won’t get into the details of the dream I had sufficed to say that the dream ran completely contrary to what I wanted to be freed from.  When I awoke, face down in my pillow, something was on top of me.  I couldn’t move, I couldn’t speak, I fell back asleep.  I had 7 dreams afterward.  Each dream perverted and awful.

I always wake up.  Unable to talk, breathe, open my eyes or move….at least for a few seconds.  Until I make a frantic move forcing myself with every bit of strength I have.   It has happened more frequently as I’ve gotten older.

Now I want to give you my theory on what is happening.  I don’t think this is aliens or ghosts.  I have trouble believing in ghosts even though I will leave the door more open to that being true than whether or not an “alien” (in the sense that we understand them) could be responsible for this, even though I believe that is what the culprit of this event would want me to believe.  I personally believe this is a demonic attack.

Now there is something worth noting when it comes to these incidents.  The have happened to me exclusively at night.  I have napped thousands of times during the day during my life and this never happens during the day time.  Why?  Because I believe that it is tactical.  I have watched many movies about war and my father has told me many stories about his experiences in the Vietnam war.  A tactic of the  North Vietnamese was to attack at night.  They did this because they knew this was the weakest time for the American soldiers.  In the same way, my enemy knows that humans are most vulnerable when they sleep.

So what does this tell me?  This tells me that our enemy is at a disadvantage.  An army that is powerful doesn’t need to wait until the moment of greatest weakness to attack.  When an army is at a strategic disadvantage they are forced to use gorilla tactics at the time of greatest weakness to hope to secure victory.  Even though this is a shrewd strategy it tells you something about the capacity of your enemy.  It doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be on your guard, but it should give you some encouragement to know that you are powerful enough to require this strategy .

Another thing that occurred to me is that this probably actually happens to almost everyone and not just a small percentage as some studies indicate.  People who have conducted studies on such matters believe that only about 8% of the population has these types of experiences.  But I believe that this isn’t actually limited to these people.  I believe that everyone is being attacked by these things but what happens is that you simply don’t wake up.  You keep having your nightmare until it is finished where as people who experience sleep paralysis wake up.  But why would they wake up?

This is total speculation on my part but I believe it has something to do with a heightened sense of reality.  This is going to sound insane, and I understand if you think it is, but I would be willing to bet a few dollars that if you polled people who suffered from sleep paralysis that a huge portion of them do not black out when they consume large amounts of alcohol.  The reason why I believe this is because I have, on a regular basis, consumed amounts of alcohol that people thought was just incredible.  And while I have gotten really drunk and woke up with terrible hangovers, I never black out.  I never forget anything.  I am able to recall events, 15, 20 shots into the night with ease.  I’m not proud of this but I believe that a person who’s brain is able to have a heightened sense of reality just has a hard time not being aware of things.

In my dreams I can feel their presence.  It doesn’t happen all the time, but I am aware of it, and in my heightened state of awareness I wake myself up.  I think that these things are tormenting almost everyone but they are unable to wake up or aren’t aware of it happening.  But there is hope and let me get to this.

I have had experience, and I have read that there is something that works for others to chase these things off.  That thing is Jesus.  I know this might sound crazy to some people, and believe me I am not upset that you think I’m nuts because I know how out there it sounds.  But I have cried out the name of Jesus in my dreams and wake up and it breaks the hold on me.  I have read the same thing for others, that when they wake up in this state and they see the shadow creatures that they say the name of Jesus in their head that the hold is broken and the shadows go away.

Anyway, I hope that this insane blog has helped someone out.  I really put myself out there by writing this because it can cost me credibility.  But if I can help anyone with my experience it is worth it.  If you need anymore information google “sleep paralysis” and you will find other experience that are similar to my own and maybe you can learn something from it.  Just have confidence in God and yourself and you can get past these attacks from our enemy.

Beating the Living **** Out of A Dead Horse

I agree with you but you’re wrong.

I have been hearing more and more arguments by people who hate the newly signed law in Indiana protecting religious liberty.  The sad thing is that a lot of the arguments that people have against it I tend to agree with.  The problem is that all of these mental juggernauts are missing the most crucial point to the law.  You shouldn’t be allowed to force someone to do something that violates their religious convictions.  A person should be free to make decisions even if those decisions piss people off.

These people keep making this an argument about gay marriage too, which is a real head scratch-er to me since the law covers a whole host of things, not just gay marriage.  For example a satanist can’t walk into a Christian’s printing shop and force him to print posters that say “I love satan”.  The law keeps Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, etc. from providing services that are in direct conflict with their religious beliefs.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a public business because a person’s sexual compulsions or their marriage, whether heterosexual or homosexual is not a protected class under the Federal Civil Rights Act.  Do you understand that who you bang and who puts a ring on your finger doesn’t entitle you to coerce them into providing a service to you that would make them feel like they are sinning against God, or whatever religious authority that they get their tenets from?

The sad thing here is that I generally agree with opponents of this legislation with the idea that there is nothing wrong with baking a cake for a gay couple or doing floral arrangements for a gay wedding.  It doesn’t bother me because I am not a weak minded idiot.  I don’t believe that gay marriage is good.  I think it’s definitely against what is clearly the way that God intended.  It goes against what scripture calls a “natural use” for a man and a woman.

But it’s not a sin if I do their flowers.  If God and I both know that it’s not a legit marriage then how am I suddenly responsible for it if I bake them a cake or whatever?  I gotta make a living, and someone is going to take that business if I don’t take it.  It’s not like by providing a service to them that I am giving their association a big thumbs up.

What separates me from the bleeding hearts that are against this law is that they feel sorry for the gays and I don’t.  I don’t care that you don’t like that someone has a problem with your sex life.  I really don’t care how you feel.  What I care about is having the freedom to have an opinion.  I care about the freedom to make choices, even if I don’t agree with the choices people make.

You guys coming up with all of these sarcastic, anti-religious memes are incredibly annoying.  Just because a lot of people agree with you doesn’t make you right.  News flash: most people in the world are not the sharpest knife in the drawer.  So having a coalition of people putting out pseudo-intellectual memes and slogans doesn’t amount to jack ****.  What’s even more annoying is that you don’t have the ability to generate a well thought out, analyzed, response to the situation.  You just keep posting this stupid garbage because it sounds uber-witty and sarcastic; Never once able to get beyond your own worn out bias and faulty logic.

To end this little rant I would like to quote my father from when I was a child.

“They can haul coal in their mouths for all I care so long as they leave me alone.”

You guys do whatever you’re gonna do.  Just leave my freedom to choose alone.

More Thoughts on Discrimination

A normative statement is a statement which gives a qualitative value to things.  What that really means is that it is an opinion on whether something is good or bad.  A normative statement is something that can never be proven.  If it can be proven it is a positive statement.  I started identifying these things because it seems to me that most people have no idea what the difference between the two is because they will use normative statements as though they are positive statements and then act accordingly.

Today I read yet another utterly stupid statement in the news by Charles Barkley about the new religious freedom law in the state of Indiana.  According to Barkley, the NCAA should not hold any major sporting events in Indiana because he (like many other people) believes that the state is allowing discrimination against homosexuals and the like.

In an interview Barkley made the following statement; Discrimination in any form is unacceptable to me.”  This is one of the most stupid and ridiculous things a person could say and I have heard many other people saying the same thing about the new law.  Here’s the problem though; we discriminate constantly, all the time, everyday.

When I go to the grocery store I will discriminate between two similar products for whatever reason.  I might choose Pam Cooking spray over Crisco.  I might choose ground coffee over coffee beans.  I might choose regular Pepsi over Decaf Pepsi, etc,. etc.  We discriminate constantly between television programs, alcoholic beverages, people we hang out with, companies we do business with, books we read, websites we visit, artists we admire and the list could go on and on.  What is the difference between discriminating against a homosexual and discriminating against other things?  I believe that there is good discrimination and bad discrimination.

Regardless, no matter what answer you give it is going to be a normative statement.  It’s an opinion.  To some people religious freedom is more important than homosexuality and to others honoring homosexuals is more important than honoring religious freedom.  Whatever conclusion you come to it is going to be normative in nature.

No matter what side you fall on you are discriminating against someone.  If you say that you’re going to honor the dignity of the homosexual and force the religious person to perform a service you are going to discriminate against religious freedom.  If you side with religious freedom you are going to discriminate against gays.  Why is it that only time discrimination is mentioned is when it’s being done to the homosexual?

Why is it that you can trample on a man’s right to have religious convictions but not tell a gay couple that you won’t perform a service for them?  A gay couple can just go to the next business that doesn’t have the same conviction and get the service provided to them.  But if the government forces a business owner or an individual to perform a service for a gay person, that violates that person’s conscience, you can’t undo that.  They gay couple might feel slighted or feel like they are being looked down on but that is not nearly harmful as harming someone’s conscience.

Another thing that I have noticed is that one side of the issue wants to use force and the other wants to use freedom.  What I mean is that supporters of religious liberty want the freedom to say no to performing a service when it conflicts with sincerely held religious beliefs.  They aren’t saying that the person or couple can’t go elsewhere and get the service provided to them.  They just won’t be the one doing it.  The other side wants to use the force of government to coerce somebody into doing something against their will.  Does nobody else see this as purely evil?  It’s like spiritual rape.

Of course these are the roots of liberal, left-wing ideologies.  They believe in the use of force and coercion to get what they want even at the expense of freedom.

The funny thing about this whole thing is that a lot of people are bringing up gay marriage as their example of discrimination and to me it just doesn’t hold water.  I mean, the reason is that marriage, regardless whether it is a hetero couple or a homosexual couple, is not a protected class under the Federal Civil Rights Act.  So even on a legal level you can’t force a Christian to perform a service that goes against the tenets of their religion.

The Weaker Brother

It’s been several years now, but I remember being at a big party (ironically hosted by a Christian couple).  It was a friends and family event with extended family and acquaintances coming from all over the state.  It was a really great afternoon with people playing basketball, cards, cooking a hog on a huge roaster and chit chatting the beautiful spring afternoon away.

Some time during the afternoon someone brought out a cooler full of ice cold beer.  I saw it and my mouth started watering.  I know that most people don’t like the taste of beer but I really do enjoy it.  I don’t like beer just because you can get drunk off of it, I genuinely love the taste of beer.  One of my favorite pizzas had a beer battered crust.

Anyway, it didn’t take me but a couple minutes to go over and grab a beer.  I popped the cap off of the top and took a big drink when someone I knew walks up to me and says “You know it offends me to see you drinking that beer?”  I looked at them and scrunched my face up and ask them why.  They said “Because you say you’re a Christian and I don’t think Christians should be drinking beer.  The bible says that if you are doing something that I find offensive you need to stop.  So please put the beer down.”

So I put the beer down on the table and he began to turn away with a look of satisfaction on his face and I stopped him.  I said “Do you remember all of the passage from the bible that speaks about stopping something offensive to you?”  He shook his head no and I continued.  “The passage you quoted said that when I am exercising my rights, and my knowledge offends you that I am to quit, but it also says that the reason I am to quit is because you are weak minded.  It calls you the weaker brother.  So what I want for you to do is to look me in the eyes and admit to me that you’re a weak minded man and I am the stronger brother.”  He didn’t say a word and he turned around and walked away.

That was a little catty on my part and a little aggressive but I didn’t want to let this person walk away thinking that what they did was good.  It is not the right of the weaker brother or sister to demand that you change your behavior because of their own weakness.  If I do something and God does not convict me of it, but He convicts you; You have no right to demand that I stop on your account.  Here’s a novel idea; How about you try to overcome your weakness and grow into a strong minded person?  So many weak Christians put shackles on other Christians because they are weak minded.  Sounds harsh, right?  Well, I didn’t call them weak just because I was angry.  I called him weak because that’s what the bible calls them.

But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled.”  1 Corinthians 8:7

But something I have noticed is that a lot of times if I tell one of my older children not to pick on the younger one because the younger one is weaker, often times the younger one will taunt the older one.  They take it as an opportunity to bug the older child and they get a great deal of satisfaction out of it.   I have a duty as a parent to correct the younger child and let them know that their taunting of their older, or stronger sibling will stop or they will be punished.  There has to be a mutual looking out for each other.  I can’t just protect one and let the other be prodded.  But ultimately we have to take care of the weaker one.  I do have a responsibility to do what is right.  I do have a duty to abstain from things that would cause people to stumble.

“Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. 10 For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols? 11 So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge. 12 When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.13 Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall.” 1 Corinthians 9-13

But just as much as there is a responsibility for me to look out for the weaker brother there is a responsibility for the weaker brother not to take advantage of the stronger brother and attempt to put him in shackles as though he were a slave.  I see the evil in trying to exert power over another just because the opportunity presented itself.  Certainly there are cases where you have a weakness and you ask someone to refrain from something because you just can’t bare it.  But a weak person should not make demands or give orders to the stronger person.  Weak people make requests.

In any association whether it is a parent-child relationship, employer-employee relationship, government-citizen relationship you will see that the position of strength doesn’t take demands from the weaker position.  The stronger one in the association takes requests.  Whether they act upon the requests is not the point.  The point is that when you look at a scripture like 1 Corinthians 8 and you see that Paul gives a command to try to look out for the weaker brother and you actually try to use it to harm the stronger brother, then you have done something evil.  Paul held the stronger brother responsible, but who will hold the weaker brother responsible?  Do you, the man of weak conscience, think that you get a free pass from your actions?

Paul in those passages was discussing food that had been sacrificed to idols.  But the principle can be spread across a wide variety of issues.  Like I said, it is good and necessary to look out for the weaker brother.  We are our brother’s keeper.  But there has to be justice for all when someone abuses the exception scripture makes for them in order to try to enslave, shame and condemn others.

Perspective

I am going to keep this blog pretty brief because I have to be out the door soon, but I thought that maybe this little nugget of wisdom might help someone else as much as it is going to help me.  So even though I might be a little pressed for time I decided to write.

I was taking a shower earlier and the unthinkable happened.  As I was washing (what I have left) of my hair I was getting a little out of control with the shampoo suds.  I was being way too reckless and got some soap into my eyes and it started burning them.  I quickly started flushing my eyes with water because I didn’t want to leave the house looking like I had been crying all night.

It was at this point that I had a flashback.  I remembered back to a specific moment when I was a small child and my mother was giving me a bath.  I was probably 4 or 5 years old.  I don’t know if that’s too old to be getting a bath from mom, but at least I wasn’t like 15 years old or anything.  Anyway, I remember getting soap into my eyes when I was little.  I remember the panic, the pain and the sense of feeling totally lost.  I don’t know if anyone else ever felt like that when they were a kid and were doused in the face with a bunch of water.  But regardless I remember that I was petrified of getting my hair washed when I was small.

Then I thought to myself, Why is it that I am no longer afraid of getting soap in my eyes?  I had the realization that the primary difference between the panic I experience then and the annoyance that I experienced today was perspective.

After many times of getting soap in my eyes over the years I must have subconsciously realized that my eyeballs were not going to burn out of their sockets, or that I wasn’t going to drown when the water from the shower was hitting my face.  I had a different perspective.  What I know now keeps me from being frightened.  Knowing that the pain is only temporary allows me to not be afraid of it.

I think this line of thought can be taken to just about any area of life.  Why’s that?  Because Jesus said that in this life we would have trouble.  He guaranteed it actually.  But Jesus told us not to worry about the trouble because the trouble and the pain are only temporary.  I like this verse from the book of Matthew.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your lifee ?

28“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

When you understand that no matter what you’re going to be okay one way or the other you don’t have to fear anything.  Not death, not pain, not sorrow.  God loves us and he promises that there will come a day when it will all be done away with anyway.  It’s this perspective that will keep us from being afraid and turn us into brave warriors.

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Knock Off Your Religious Pride

There are few things that annoy me as much as Christians that justify being abrasive and unkind because they are practicing the tenets of their religion.  I think the reason why it annoys me so much is that on more than one occasion I have been on the receiving end of what I would call “holy condemnation”.  It comes under the guise of “being real” or “being honest”.  People use their honesty to bash people over the heads and then say that they are just being honest.  If you have a problem with their honesty then you actually have a problem with God.  Or so they would have you believe.  Because they are just “telling the truth” or “telling it like it is”.  There is an incredible problem with this line of thought.  The problem is that Jesus never did it.

Jesus didn’t approach people on the street and belittle them or harp on them because they didn’t follow the straight and narrow.  What did Jesus say about how he approached spreading the Gospel?  “Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”  Jesus waited on the Holy Spirit to instruct him on how he should handle matters with people around him.

The problem with Christians that do this garbage is that they always want to justify their actions by becoming indignant.  They want to draw a picture of themselves as a martyr of sorts.  It’s almost like if you look close enough they are hanging on the cross themselves.  You need to get over yourselves and be honest.  Because if you want me to believe that you can be honest with others you need to start by being honest with yourself.  The fact that you are admittedly impatient, abusive and relatively unforgiving person tells me that your indignant stance is not one rooted in the heavens; It is rooted in your pride and your ego.  You aren’t preaching Jesus when you do that.  You need to get over yourself and stop trying to bait people into telling you what you want to hear.  Just because you have a coalition doesn’t make you right.  You are using it as an excuse to keep being a religious bigot.

If you are feeling like this it’s because you’re out of alignment.  Jesus said not to throw your pearls at swine.  If you have been throwing your pearls at pigs then you have nobody to be mad at except yourself.  Now that’s being honest.  That’s telling it like it is.  You need to get over yourself and stop trying to live in your delusional pseudo-religious bubble.  You made bro?  I hope so because it means that I have touched the right spot.