Things I Think…

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  1. Em says:

    # 10 – i wish i could disagree, but from what i see around me there are way too many feeding on hate. It takes hate to energize us?
    God hates, but He knows what to hate. Too many of us just hate. Is it true that hate makes small, insecure people feel big?

  2. Captain Kevin says:

    You’re thinking some sad things. Accurate things, unfortunately.

  3. bob1 says:

    #5 John Lewis, another giant whom we just lost (“the conscience of the House”), has a trilogy of graphic comic books, called “March.”

  4. Jean says:

    “The truth is, we are addicted to hate and controversy and wish both to continue unabated.”

    We have some very good teachers.

    And like drug dealers with an addict, our hate-dealers use our addiction to to their own ends.

  5. Michael says:


    There’s some truth in what you wrote, especially about feeding our addictions.
    On the other hand, I just read a couple comment threads on Gab and it appears that people can be really awful on their own.

  6. Michael says:


    “Is it true that hate makes small, insecure people feel big?”
    Yes…and we seem to be shrinking in front of our own eyes…

  7. Jean says:

    I have a below average view of human anthropology, so I am not surprised people can be awful. I’ve always expected our national leaders to appeal to our better nature, if for nothing else than to maintain a degree of civil peace. But to my surprise and horror, just the opposite is happening now. Our role models are leading with the example that when someone disagrees with you, your response should be to destroy his/her reputation. I can’t see how that ends well for anyone.

  8. Jean says:

    Destroy by slander, misleading and outright lying.

  9. Dan from Georgia says:

    Em and Michael,

    true statement. A song I know has the lyric “why do cowards always talk the loudest…”

    I like your item #8…I love people of great character!

    Regarding item #10…seems like as a society we are consuming ourselves with anger to the point where we are destroying our nation. From the inside out.

    I’ll have to gravitate to J.I. Packer’s writings.

  10. I hear ya on #8! Especially after some recent convos with people who are theologically rigid.

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