Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Angry People

Over the past week, I've encountered several angry people.  Some of them have seemingly been angered by things I've written; others have been angry over things I don't have anything to do with.

Those who have expressed their displeasure with me, have done so because I've simply expressed the Truth of God in a way that wasn't directed at anyone and goes against the so-called "political correctness."

Those who have expressed their displeasure with someone besides me, but whom I had the "opportunity" to hear out, seem to be angry with organizations or institutions.

What I've seen in common, at least with these people in the past couple of weeks, is that they are so angry, they aren't being reasonable.  Instead of responding in a thoughtful manner, they react like a shotgun going off in a crowd.

One person who was angry with something I wrote, wasn't able to respond immediately and wrote a note several days later.  I was expecting a measured rational response, but instead, I got a litany of criticism, attacking me personally, instead of the Truth of what I had written.

99% of the time, it doesn't bother me.  I realize that, many times, people are convicted by God's Truth and are rebelling against God, not me. 

I honestly don't mind being politically incorrect if it means that I am pleasing God.  But I'm not going to be be politically incorrect just for the fun of it.  If I'm not standing on the side of God's Truth, then it just isn't worth it; especially when it comes to hurting friends. 

Some of these angry people's ramblings, however, are worthy of some sort of creative writing award.  Completely ignoring facts and Truth, they spew ridiculous statements that only enforce their perverted and/or skewed perspectives.  Something along the lines of "Professing to be wise, they became as fools." (Romans 1:22)

I wouldn't intentionally write something targeting anyone; that doesn't make sense.  But I'm not going to compromise God's Truth, either.

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