I usually don’t respond to comments on twitter. I am great at retweeting as others are much better at short spurts of information. I am a bit long winded. But, I just stated I respected a person and her efforts. Then some stranger didn’t just respond once, but multiple responses. Well, more like mini lectures. I tried to process how a compliment could, shall I say “trigger” a person to take that much time and energy to write out sooooo many words. I stopped reading and just closed the comments out. I remember reading a comment by Mike Rowe, the Dirty Jobs, guy who wrote something like how arrogant of a perfect stranger to think their opinion had any value on the content of his character or on his decisions or his life. It was an epic response! I know the lecture was more for the person I had complimented, but I felt for her. No wonder no one wants to actually try to make a difference in anything. Is all the bull-crap that comes with it worth it? And it seems like a fad to throw out ‘1st amendment’ like a #hashtag that my words override yours.
***Okay, funny side note, just looked out of curiosity and this crazed person has 7 followers. Not sure what I want to do with that information but it just makes more sense and puts it in crystal perspective and now I just want to laugh at my own rant. LOL
Still this is prevalent as it is not just this person, but I see it often:
Point: I don’t want my tax dollars to pay for Christian or religious school. You know there is that 1st amendment thing.
Response Anger: the 1st amendment is not a thing, empty words, or just some fad words you throw around to shut down the difference of opinions. Either it is the 1st amendment for all or no one. There is no in-between, when you feel like it, or when you are losing the argument.
Response Irritated: So you don’t want your tax dollars to pay for those religious schools, but you are very okay to accept those religious peoples’ tax dollars to pay for public schools. Maybe those religious people would like to keep their tax dollars and put their money into religious schools. It is amazing that it only works one way when throwing around those separation of church and state rules.
Public Schools: tax dollars approved
Religious Schools: no tax dollars, 1st amendment separation of church and state, so no tax dollars for you
Response dumbfounded: So, 1st amendment separation of church and state is a lie. The Constitution was born from an hierarchy: God > We the People > Government. The separation of church and state is based on a letter between Jefferson and the Danbury Baptist convention reassuring them that the government will not overstep their power over the church. Not the other way around. It is so interesting how this is the go to for all secular arguments that is an utter straw man fallacy!
When your voice seems low key or non-existent just know you can have the courage to stand firm in your faith.
“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins” (Isaiah 58:1).
If you want a funnier story then check out my story of the week called “the corpse” on dreamsdontface.com
Prayers for you all today and everyday. Your voice matters and you are valued no matter the criticism that comes your way. Do not compromise on your beliefs or character as they stand the test of time. May you know you are not alone in any battle you are going through.
Let’s get motivated with this song. Great workout song! Stop caring about what others say!
“I Believe” by Planetboom
I don't really care bout what they say
Everything I am now walks by faith
Yes I'm holding on to promises
In You I believe
Nothing gonna change my mind
I'm set on who You are
In You I believe
Not gonna waste my time
Ain't gonna pay no mind
Thinking bout anything other than You