You know?’ The amount of ‘hate mail’ that I receive is almost too funny. Whose side are you on? You are nothing but a liberal loving loony tune, jacked up to look conservative. On the other side of the coin,.. As a Trump lover, you are nothing but a rascist, homophobic gun living maniac! Where o where can I hang my hat? I believe that the answer is in Truth anchored in Love. Point final, I’m a Christian, a sinner who seeks to follow Jesus Christ and His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
These days we get labeled all too easily. For myself, I must admit that I do enjoy playing devil’s advocate. Ideology which in and of itself has become a disease more deadly than cancer has crept into every facet of politics and religion. In my opinion, this has become way more dangerous than Trump, Trudeau, gun laws, freedom, religion or any other hot button issue. In short, we have lost the capacity to think for ourselves.
Case in point, years ago the priest at my Church was somewhat of a local celebrity. A man, whom I believe was a sincere individual seeking to do the ‘good.’ While I may have disagreed vehemently with all he stood for, I never doubted where his heart was! This man was a ‘social justice’ warrior. A product of his time, whereby he sought to perhaps use Faith to right any perceived or actual wrongs that he saw. To many, myself included he was true to his mission. He helped out tons of people made an impact. As far as his adherence was concerned, that was another story. Nonetheless, I am mature enough to respect his opinions, although truthfully, I wish he would join a mainstream protestant denomination for the good of his own soul and others he may lead. Then again, I will let God judge.
Recently, the mainstream media is doing intellectual backflips trying to find a smoking gun between Trump and Russia. My opinion is simple. Of course Russian intelligence interfered, just like every other country’s intelligence interfered. Under Obama, the US interfered in Israel’s electoral process as well. Don’t we remember the George HW Bush years? How many South American governments were taken down backed by the US? Why is this such an issue right now? My opinion,?.. because it’s Trump. So far nothing significant found to link anything. (There is an awful lot of monkey business surrounding the democrats and Hillary Clinton rigging the primaries, yet the MSM seems strangely silent.) Up next, they dug up photos of Trump with a porn actress and subsequent ‘hush’ money. Well, honestly is anyone surprised really? Yet, how much coverage did the uncovered photo and hush money regarding Barrack Obama and Louis Farrakhan get?.. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hidden-photo-of-obama-and-nation-of-islam-leader-louis-farrakhan-surfaces-after-13-years/article/2647117 . Hmmm… Years ago, Julian Assange was a hero to the ‘left’ as he exposed George W. Bush’s illegal war with Iraq,.. Now, he’s the scourge of the earth, because he is going after the ‘left?’ All valid questions…
To the right and to the left,.. Have we forgotten how to think?
To the right-wing;
Do you really need an AR-15 to hunt? All that will be left is enough meat to make a keychain. Why isn’t a ssberg Patriot enough? Defense?... Fine! A 9milimetre glock. A semi automatic for defense? Why not a bazooka or a tank? I need a license to drive a car, so why are so many of you against registering your firearms?
To the left-wing;
Is gun control or banning weapons the answer? There is a reason, we call ‘bad guys, well ‘bad guys.’ Simply put, they won’t obey the law, and a black market will explode out of it. The innocent will be deprived of the right to defend themselves. Remember that Church shooting in Texas was stopped by a man with a gun.
These are two examples of complex issues plaguing today. The reason I put these two opinions out there is simply to show that we need to listen to each other, get to know each other and finally as Christians, love each other. We all desire the good, however sometimes our intellect may be darkened by modernist thinking, or still ego. To those of us (I point the finger at myself) more ‘theologically’ oriented, we need to carefully listen to people with other ideas. To see, that their heart may be in the right place, even if their intelligence isn’t. To my friends on the left of the spectrum, learn to argue ideas, instead of knee jerk demonizing people.
To conclude, I’m working on a response to Joe Rogan’s opinion of Catholicism. No I’m not triggered, but pray that time constraits may allow me to offer a rebuttal of certain pre conceived notions and stereotypes. By the way, I welcome authentic discourse and rebuttals,.. I have many friends who disagree, but we do so in a climate of respect.