I started writing this last we spoke, intending to continue to address some of the issues you expressed. This is as far as I got. I added some at the end to hopefully kind of “wrap it up.”
You suggested getting other eyes on it so I’ve asked a professional who’s agreed to provide an assessment. Naturally if you have any last words please share, just email me.
Taking this off of WhatsApp, the last I said was “You bring parry & thrust upon yourself. You have no capacity to self-reflect, admit mistake or have a normal conversation without invoking your need to psychoanalyze every. single. thing. under the sun.”
I take it back, you’ve made more concessions than I have, if I’ve made any. I regret I didn’t more quickly realize the disconnect in our distinctly different perceptions of Individual Liberty. If I had, we probably could have avoided the whole “You lost me at “Well, no one I know would credit right-wing thinking with individual liberty…” conversation. Btw, I won’t mind being perceived as a Victorian novel writer if you won’t mind me characterizing your confusing language as Shakespearean. Call me Victoria, I’ll call you Bill. Lol
You say it’s all just honest inquiry, but you use words and phrases like “moral high ground, bitter dialogue, misplaced scorn, spin. Again, it doesn’t even begin to resemble who I am.
It seems you keep putting me into a box of your own making, without fail, nearly every time we talk.
I would answer some of your specific questions about EPA regs & asbestos, but honestly I don’t know anything about them. I’m sure I’m avoiding researching them as a protest, because I can’t imagine why such relatively small issues, against much larger, looming issues of the day are important enough to sour some long overdue chat.
To name a few, mass global genocide, recession and looming economic collapse, mass inflation brought on by a manufactured virus and the ensuing ban on known, FDA-approved, cheap and effective life-saving meds by our entire medical community, government and mainstream media, a wide open border exponentially increasing child & human sex trafficking and fentanyl deaths in the US, the destruction of our food supply, deliberate choking of the supply chain, mass political corruption and a corpse at the helm egging on a nuclear shootout, impoverishing billions by spending trillions on a “climate crisis”. Even the Center for Atmospheric Research has said after spending trillions and observing all the then Kyoto protocols, in 50 years, we might be able to reduce the earth’s temperature by 7/100th of 1 degree.
None of this was occurring under President Trump. Highest GDP, lowest unemployment, no wars, energy independence, 400% increase in Black business startups, low fentanyl deaths, massive decrease in sex trafficking and on and on. He was the stopgap, and that’s why he needed to be defeated, even with blatant election fraud.
Seems clear to me the WEF et al are putting their plans into high gear to collapse the world economy and spiral us into their vocal plan to depopulate the planet to 500,000. They attempted to demolish the American financial center in 2001, and it suffered a setback when Trump was elected. He and Putin are not really down with the plan and neither am I.
All these things look a lot like biblical signs of the endtimes, and I just want to be counted among “those who endure to the end.”
So ended my thoughts, then. You have clearly expressed your desire to know why we are so different, and as you’ve testified to a peaceable life with essentially everyone but me, I often wonder why you spend what I think is an inordinate amount of time analyzing it, which only seems to cause you anguish.
It seems simple to me, but you’ve apparently rejected my explanation, as your analyses would go on and on as long as I will allow it.
We simply have different belief systems. I believe God, through Jesus Christ is the all-powerful, ever-living, ever-loving Creator. I couldn’t begin to describe yours. THAT is the Big Disconnect.
I believe God is Truth, and through His indwelling, Truth is revealed to me. That those truths (what you might call my reality) are often considered absurd to you, worries me because I am reminded of the scripture that says “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
I also believe God is Light. From my daily devotional:
Establishing the dawn of the first day into the “formless and empty” earth (Genesis 1:2) God spoke His first words recorded in Scripture: “Let there be light” (v3). These words were filled with creative power. He spoke, and what He declared came into existence (Psalm 33:6,9). God said, “let there be light” and so it was. His words produced immediate victory as darkness and chaos gave way to the brilliance of light and order.
There’s plenty of darkness and chaos in the world, but my life in Christ is characterized by light and order. I’m sorry I’ve made reference to darkness and demons in your life, but the opposite of light is darkness, and they sure don’t get more opposite than the two of us!
But as I’ve said before, I believe demons are real and even fuck with the best of us. If it were me, I’d start walking then keep on walking toward the Light.
And I believe God is Wisdom.
We all want to live wisely in life, but do you ever get overwhelmed with how many different perspectives are out there? From money to work to friendships, we drown in countless opinions on the best way to live.
The Bible offers a simple solution to our predicament. James 1:5 says
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God.” God’s wisdom isn’t just another perspective among many: it’s the ultimate truth. God knows the best way His creation should live to flourish.
Since I have no greater desire than to be guided and directed by the wisdom and love of God, and you reject the God of the Bible, we’re simply not compatible.
Naturally it’s not that simple because I want the same for you.
So my prayer is that you have CS Lewis moment and no matter how hard you try to hide, you surrender and find that impending doom is in reality God’s Glorious Light.
You know, if you ever actually decide to take a step in that direction, you could pipe in some Christian music. I listen to it daily, free on Pandora. It’s uplifting and praise music always helps me get closer to the Light. I love For King & Country, Danny Gokey, Lauren Daigle, MercyMe, Casting Crowns, and Zach Williams & Dolly Parton sing a great tune called There Was Jesus.
Love you ~
Step into the light of Grace
Say goodbye to where you’ve been and tell your heart to beat again
Tell your heart to beat again