The One Thing I Hate The Most…

2018-07-24_18-52-45.pngI am proudly a follower of the teachings of Jesus Christ. His words are the very foundation for my spiritual life.  But, don’t read that as to mean that I am religious. I have for the most part given up that quest. All this so far leads into the point of the post but is not the topic.

In the last two years,  #CO3 has elevated ridicule to a higher level than anyone I have ever known. No one wants to be ridiculed, especially me. I simply lose any sense of reality when someone mocks me or ridicules my beliefs. Disagree ok, but not ridicule.

Most tragically that same trait has spread throughout his followers. More and more are in-your-face ranters showing total disrespect for anyone who thinks differently than they do. Is civility disappearing from the American landscape? Being an optimist I say, yes it has at least temporarily. Does it have a chance to rise like a phoenix in the coming years? It does if we wish it to.

2018-07-24_18-50-50.pngSadly it seems the Golden Rule is been destroyed for political gain championed by an extreme narcissist. And, the existing church, due to their alignment with him, is also being destroyed.  To the 75% of us who are Democrats and Independents, the word “Evanglical” is becoming as despised as the word “Liberal” is to the 25% of those who are seemingly chucking the Golden Rule.

Without a common bond, what will hold our society together? I hope that question is foremost on each of our minds this coming November.




  1. And what is this “common bond” that will hold us together? And as a liberal I’m just as disappointed in our lack of respect for others. I think what you will find as you dig “under the hood” is a very different vision for America between the left and the right – especially the Christian right. Until we understand this and find some common or shared vision it will be hard to find a common bond.


  2. I agree with you RJ, not sure we have a common bond. We have used advertising to turn this country into the most rabid consumer group in the world. Remember Pres. Bush advice on how to help the country after 9/11? Go shopping. What is ethical, moral or compassionate does not seem to sway a great many Americans. The issue has to affect their pocketbook to get attention.Not everyone thinks this way but there are enough to have significant impact. I wish I knew how to get us back in the direction of Mayberry.


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