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9/11 and Liberal Intolerance

So I managed to piss of some of my more liberal friends on FB today.  Posted a pic of a soldier with a flag and the “never forget” sentiment after seeing some pretty nasty and partisan sniping on Twitter and other Social Media.  I ended my post with the comment that it was there to “piss off Progressive Liberals who are offended by the Flag and the Uniform.”

(What I really wanted to say was “If this offends you go “f” yourself!”)

Apparently one of my “friends” who routinely chastises me, calls me out and basically throws straw man arguments at me while appearing to take the higher, moral ground and insinuating I’m not a very good Christian because I hold a more conservative/libertarian outlook on societal norms, politics and the such, took offense to my post.

And told me about it no uncertain terms.

So I thought I’d explain myself.  That I was pissed and that sometimes reasonable, rational debate needs to put aside and a swift kick in the ass needs to be delivered.

That was intolerable.

Just intolerable.

I was accused of trying to be the “better man” when I really wasn’t  He claimed he’d lost more respect for someone he called a friend.  (We’ve never met only via some online chat rooms and FB.)  That was probably the fourth time he’s said that.

So I said, “goodbye” and clicked the unfriend button.

Felt good.

Look…you don’t have to agree with what my opinion is on things.  Opinions are like assholes.  Everyone has one and sometimes they’re disagreeable. I have close friends who think 9/11 is a conspiracy.  They’re entitled to their opinions.  It think they’re wrong but that’s my opinion.  And yet I’ve never called them out, chastised them, made fun of them, mocked them, created straw man arguments, or “lost respect for them.”  Who knows? Maybe they’re right and I’m wrong?  Maybe they’re wrong and I’m right.  I’ll still have a beer with them and share a mutual love for all things Celtic and rock and roll.

All of this came about because I broke a rule I made not to engage in sniping on social media.  Nor to comment on comments made that serve only to stir the pot.

(And yes…I can stir the pot as well as the best of them.  In the end, it rarely serves the purpose of changing one’s mind.)

So I may have lost a “friend” or pissed off a couple friends but it’s my opinion. You don’t a like it…don’t a read it!

centreforaviation:

New SouthWest Airlines livery

*snicker*

centreforaviation:

New SouthWest Airlines livery

*snicker*

Like a narcoleptic at a bandsaw, lend a hand.

sermonquotes:

God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

sermonquotes:

God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

did-you-kno:

There’s a church in Fort Worth, Texas that meets inside of a pub. Source

Yep….knew it was the Lutherans!

did-you-kno:

There’s a church in Fort Worth, Texas that meets inside of a pub. Source

Yep….knew it was the Lutherans!

sermonquotes:

GRACE BUSTED IN!- Bob Goff

sermonquotes:

GRACE BUSTED IN!- Bob Goff

I really need to start using this line…

I really need to start using this line…

So I posted this pic and this comment over at FB…
Matthew 6:1-4  “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”

And got called out by my own Mother and a couple of Friends basically chastising me for my insensitivity.  “Tell that to someone with ALS!”  “It’s raised millions…”

Hmmm…Jesus Juke or rebuke?  You decide what my intentions were (rebuke if you must know).

That said, I do not need a bucket of ice water dumped over my head to know those who suffer from ALS…suffer.  You can find the origins of the challenge here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Bucket_Challenge

Now while I wholeheartedly endorse giving to charitable organizations I do believe it is no one’s business to whom and how much I give.  You’ll notice Sir Patrick Stewart’s challenge.  Him, writing a check, pulling the ice bucket over, dropping two cubes in a drinks glass, pouring some scotch and enjoying his drink with a smile and no words.  How much and to whom did he donate?  Don’t know.  Don’t care.  None of my business.

I’ll stand by my post on FB. If you’re offended or think I’m insensitive or don’t get it…not my problem.  It’s yours.
Eric

So I posted this pic and this comment over at FB…

Matthew 6:1-4 
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”

And got called out by my own Mother and a couple of Friends basically chastising me for my insensitivity.  “Tell that to someone with ALS!”  “It’s raised millions…”

Hmmm…Jesus Juke or rebuke?  You decide what my intentions were (rebuke if you must know).

That said, I do not need a bucket of ice water dumped over my head to know those who suffer from ALS…suffer.  You can find the origins of the challenge here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Bucket_Challenge

Now while I wholeheartedly endorse giving to charitable organizations I do believe it is no one’s business to whom and how much I give.  You’ll notice Sir Patrick Stewart’s challenge.  Him, writing a check, pulling the ice bucket over, dropping two cubes in a drinks glass, pouring some scotch and enjoying his drink with a smile and no words.  How much and to whom did he donate?  Don’t know.  Don’t care.  None of my business.

I’ll stand by my post on FB. If you’re offended or think I’m insensitive or don’t get it…not my problem.  It’s yours.


Eric

centreforaviation:

Don’t worry, that’s why there’s two.

Tire Spiders.  Pretty sure it was Tire Spiders.

centreforaviation:

Don’t worry, that’s why there’s two.

Tire Spiders.  Pretty sure it was Tire Spiders.

For those who want to learn a Celtic language

thelanguagecommunity:

I lumped together the other Celtic languages into one post because there aren’t that many resources for these languages (and they aren’t as popular) I suggest if you are serious about the language, then buy a textbook or find a class near you because just these resources isn’t enough. I’ve included Welsh, Breton, Cornish, Manx, and Scottish Gaelic.

Welsh

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awesomepeoplehangingouttogether:

Robin Williams and Craig Ferguson

Your actions will always betray your attitudes and your beliefs.

Your actions will always betray your attitudes and your beliefs.

Clever

What’s the difference between a clever spoonerism and a fart?  One’s a shaft of wit… “The Future of Farting” by Dr. Barry Guff

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