Tag: hatred

Bullies

“Mom, I can’t take it anymore. It’s relentless. They won’t stop bullying me! It’s not just classmates, it’s the professors too.”

“Change schools. There are other colleges out there.”

She did. She transferred to another college because of bullying. There was no point in trying to stop the bullying.

She’s not handicapped. She’s not a person of color. Not LGBTQ. She doesn’t have bad teeth. She’s not poor or rich. She doesn’t have a speech impediment.

She is white – you know the privileged class. Middle class. Educated parents – her mom once worked in the White House.

What caused her to be treated so horribly that she had to transfer to another college?

She’s a conservative Republican.  True story. You won’t see it covered by the media.

Romans 3:23  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

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Terror

Another day . . .another mass shooting.

Pictures of people crying, hugging, prayer vigils, holding candles, teddy bears and flowers.

24 hour news cycle giving false information to fill the time slots.

Identify the killer and analyse his family history and psychological background.

Interview his family and friends – he was a loner, he was quiet, he played video games.

Gun control arguments.

Set up a memorial.

Is it about hatred?  Is it about mental illness? Is it about guns? Is it about 15 minutes of fame?

Schools will hire more guards.  More cameras will be installed.  More people will live in fear.

There will be more shouting in Washington.  There will be more comedians joking about gun activists.   More celebrities will denounce guns.  We will lose track of the tragedies.  We will buy more guns for protection.  We will lock more doors.  We will pass more laws.

We will continue to be more hardened to this dark hole that we are in and ask ‘why’.

Jeremiah 30:5 (NIV)

“This is what the Lord says:

“‘Cries of fear are heard  —  terror, not peace.

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