I don’t like to quote the Bible. But since I have to deal with so many fundagelical puritanical people (puritan is saddened if there is someone, somewhere who is happy and having a good time).
Fundagelical puritans proclaim their form of Christianity as being the only and one way. BS (that is my college degree, right? Wrong. It is a BME). They will pick up the Bible and throw it at those of us who have a TRUE faith in GOD, his son, the Holy Spirit. HA! HA! I am thinking so big of myself, right? Well, what do the fundagelical puritans think? I have religious freedom in the USA, granted by the U.S. Constitution, so my belief and faith are just as important.
I mention these scriptures because of the word, “moderation.” Because of the word, “gentleness.” The fundagelical puritans are extremists and practice their faith, far from “moderation” or “gentleness.” They support the ideas of Hitler and that is far from being gentle, at all.
Moderation. All things in moderation. God helps those who help themselves. We pray, but don’t demand from God because we live up to his standards of love for neighbor. We don’t believe in “an eye for an eye or a tooth for a tooth” (vengeance like the vengeful attitudes of a sick man with the surname of Trump).
God says, “vengeance is mine, says the LORD” (Deuteronomy and/or Romans epistle). These folk who think they can have vengeance, like Putin and Trump, but they are not Christians just because they get support from fundagelical puritan dictators (or the Russian Orthodox Church).
Trump once spoke against the words of Christ who overturned the ideas of “eye for eye” and said to turn the other cheek. Forgiveness would be offered only to those who repent, not those who dig in their heals with vengeance.
Politically, moderation means “somewhere in the middle of the political spectrum” (paraphrase from Alfred North Lighthead). Fascist Republicans seeking a dictatorship in America proclaim those of us who are “moderate in thinking” as being extremist left wing. May their mouths be zippered shut with their lies and smearing of good Americans. 🤓🤓🤓🧐🧐🧐😎😎😎🤩🤩🤩