I see a lot of my United States residing friends, acquaintances and others chomping at the bit for a "new revolution", some openly calling for civil war if "their side" doesn't get their desired outcome in this election. Allegations of fraud, accusations of corruption and even calls for the execution of traitors are echoing through the land, with fingers pointing on all sides.
A friend asked in a post on their social media page, how can a person be a Christian and not support BLM.
I left the Republican Party in part for the same reasons that I'll never support the Democratic or Libertarian Parties (or the Constitutional, Green, Socialist, etc.)—they expect you to "fall in line" with the party platform and to support their candidates good, bad or indifferent, you know, for the "good of the party". Of course when election day rolls around, I'll vote for the candidates who I believe will do the least amount of damage to our civil body politic and constitutional form of government, quite often "holding my nose" as I do so, knowing full well how to horse trade. Continue reading Leaving Parties and Factions Behind
"The truth doesn't change just because you don't want to hear it." Oh, the irony of my friend posting this!
TL;DR: I have to vent for a moment. I'm sorry if what you're about to read is too much for you, and I'll invite you to please skip reading this post if you've had your fill of negativity for the time being—God knows I have, and I have to let off some steam. With this being said, on to my rant!
The narcissist cares only for one thing: themself. To the narcissist, it's all about how they can gain from us whatever it is that they've determined that we can provide while investing as little as possible in return. We're not coequal persons cooperating with them in building a friendship based on mutual trust and respect; rather, a narcissist sees us only as objects to be used in achieving their goals, filling whatever needs—emotional, material or otherwise—they may want from us based on the roles in which they have cast us.
A friend recently posted this to a social media account:
Sometimes I sit quietly and wonder why I'm not in a mental asylum.
Then I take a good look around me and realize… maybe I am.
Yes, they meant this as a joke, but when I first read this, I couldn't shake it. The more that I thought about it, the more that it stirred me. As I continued to ponder it, the following question came to mind:
The United States presidential election process has completed. The outcome is not how I voted but I trust the system. It is not a perfect system and it could be made better but it is the best that there is in my opinion. It is time to accept the undisputed outcome as we continue to pray for peace and divine mercy.
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It has been nearly five years since my last blog post, but not really—I have made many posts on various social media platforms over the intervening years. While some of them might rise to the level of an otherwise functional blog post, most of them are mostly missives or rants, or otherwise ephemeral nothings of lesser enduring value. This is going to change. As of now.
The universal enslavement of humanity is being prepared before our eyes, even under our noses. The question is not whether our bondage will be technological or social, enforced or embraced; their is no conflict between "1984" and "A Brave New World". Continue reading Why I Support Ron Paul for US President
I recently was asked by one of the minors who I know through my work in youth ministry as to why I had never added him as a online (Facebook) friend, especially since I had friended quite a few of his peers. Here is my response.