I stand by my understanding, that Church people can be the most foolish and unwise people I have known.
They confuse their assumed role of having to be compassionate, never angry, never judging etc – in a very unwise way.
They allow and enable abusive people to continue what they do. They apply cheap grace, often not even understanding what cheap grace is. They do whatever they need to do for their ‘own needs’. Not for God’s.
The ones on the right, are often abusive, legalistic, rules led, church rules dominated, lack of empathy, lack of wisdom, church goers.
The ones on the left, just think anything goes and there needs to be nothing that God requires of us.
Both equally wrong, equally nothing like Jesus, equally lacking in any spiritual wisdom.
Many church people are no different to the rest of society, egocentric, selfish, lacking in empathy, compassion, altruism.
Why don’t I go to church?
Because I don’t have it in me at the moment, to deal with all their issues that I see so deeply and so clearly.
I have enough on my plate to deal with. And I am too honest and too real for most people to handle. And that is ‘their’ issue, not mine.
As the saying goes…
“It is disappointing how many people are shocked by honesty, and how few by deceit.”
People can assume all they like, that my view is somehow twisted by my life, but will they ever stop to think that maybe I just see it to a deeper level than most?
No, they won’t – because that doesn’t suit their own needs, their own ego’s.
An example of this, has just occurred, I tested someone’s ego, and they did not like it. That person finds it very hard to assume, anyone may have more insight, more wisdom, than he does. Which is about insecurity and unhealthy ego and lack of self esteem.
Shame. But, I’d rather know now.