I have many friends, many now deceased, in Florida, who were Democrats and helped me find opportunities, not handouts, when Republicans in business and the privatization butte heads in government, pulled the rug out from beneath me. Defend such Republicans with a stereotype of all Democrats being bad and you insult me. But then. Who cares whether people insult one another these days.
Those who project me simply with “you think people are out to get you” are probably the ones who truly ARE working against me. But I am naive and don’t know. I seek knowledge and wisdom so as to discover IF there are such people. But the world is not out to get me. I have the faith of Job and know that God helps those who help themselves, as I have done. IF it does not happen immediately, I don’t have a quest for instant gratification so as to diss God when things don’t happen my way immediately. I personally knew someone once who did have a lack of faith and dissed God. I feel pity for such people because knowledge and wisdom defeat the fear they have in their heart.
I don’t worry, either, as has been thrown in my face with a stupidity beyond belief, that to solve the problems of the world, we need to bring those problems to the forefront so people can LEARN what the foundations of the problems really are. I pity people who don’t understand this because likely the ones doing the “worrying” are those who hurl such false epitaphs at me.
Same thing with repressive LGBTQ folk. They are gay but get a good feeling from hiding that in a closet and hurling hatred at those of us who don’t hide in a closet. I am not worried because one of the first scriptures I learned was, “yeah though I walk through the shadow of death, I will feel no fear because God is with me.” I don’t need to “seek and find” or “knock and the door will be opened.” I already knocked and the door was opened to me a long time ago. I don’t worry and remain as strong as Job. Perhaps those who hurl such epitaphs at me or others as being “worried,” need to look inward. Or those who think another person is fearful that “others” or even the entire world is “out to get one self” also need to look inward at one self before hurling the false epitaphs in accordance with some kind of group think, peer pressure, and/or being in the “in” crowd.
I don’t seek the “in crowd” because the “in crowd” is certain that their answers are the end all for everything. I seek wisdom. I seek traditions, but not traditionalism. I seek practice, not purity.
I also feel pity for those who don’t understand what I just said in this writing.