Through the decades, I've read thousands of comments generated by the Political Left Wing crowd and even the Christian Left, sometimes. Now, it is not a perception of mine, but a fact, that the majority of hateful dialog rests on their shoulders. They are vulgar and abhorring opines, to put it mildly. Vicious attacks they are, directed toward their opposition, myself included. Most of the time, for nothing more than expressing an opinion, or belief that is contrary to theirs. For anyone who is an avid socialite, especially in social-media forums, this should come as no surprise.
Those of you who express your views in this manner, do you care that you may be creating a negative general-perception of your counterparts?— that portrays your side as being:
All the Time.
Of course, this is a false assertion. If you agree with it, your assessment would be based on a thoughtless and prejudiced, broad-stroked, response, such as the Liberal Left resort to, constantly. I don’t want to be like that. My reaction, though the thought originated in my own mind, is that I absolutely reject it as truth. However, perceptions matter, which can stir up hatred--a hatred that can be avoided.
Pertaining to this issue, I attempt to completely omit my personal bias for Conservativism. My perception, regarding the source from which the overwhelming amount of evidence points to, convinces me that hateful behavior radiates far more from Liberals, compared to that of Conservatives. Broken down: The “Left” vs “Right,” Democrats“ vs “Republicans,” “Non-Believers” vs “Christians,” respectively.
I believe that most people, with eyes to see and ears that hear, should agree with my conclusion. I surmise: the reason for this imbalance between these two groups is because there are more people on the Right whom fear the God of the Bible, than there are on the Left. He tells us that we shall know them by their fruit. Only good fruit is produced through reverence for, and obedience to Him, through Christ. Overall, much of the fruit I see produced from the Left is that of: cussing, cursing, name calling, dishonesty, lying, persecuting, ostracizing, bullying, personal attacks and in some cases, violence and murder.
Granted, most of this behavior might only be coming from the far Left radicals. If that is true, there is enough of it to create the perception that the entire class is tainted with hatred for anyone who advocates Judeo/Christian and/or Conservative values, principles and practices. Very rarely, next to never, do I witness rebuke for their behavior from their more respectable fellow Libs.
Their own behavior stands in their way of accurately describing the things they espouse to. Their contradictions pile high. Their hypocrisy is in plain site. For example, one would have to work overtime in order to convince me that they are offended by those on their own side that break the rules of their Political Correctness god. I'm quite sure, the main reason they are offended is because of a blinding hatred they hold for Conservatism—as if there isn’t one redeeming attribute associated with it. They seem to hate it more than the offenses they claim violet their “sense of morality and conscience.” As if, anything pertaining to Conservatism is evil. Anything of Conservative/Judeo/Christian values, counted as foolishness. My brothers and sisters, In my opinion, we are witnessing the darkness being offended by the Light, in most of these instances. Common ground is shrinking to a pin point—as prophesied it would in the latter days. The dividing rod is expanding expediently.
It’s interesting to me, as an Evangelical Christian and a political Conservative, that the contrasting views between the Right and the Left present a massive gap which produces much disdain from the Liberal Progressives. I don’t see a comparably high level of intolerance from the Right, as I see excreting from the Left. In fact, the difference, on a scale of hateful behavior, is as large as the gap between their ideologies.
As for myself and likely the majority of folk on the Right, I don’t harbor deep-seeded negative emotions because people disagree with me. I may have pity for them, but I can’t claim the same is true on their side. It doesn’t matter to them, if a Conservative and/or a Christian supports their positions with facts, logic, historical documents (yes including scripture) or even an appeal to their hearts (which Liberals champion as full of love, diversity, compassion, acceptance and tolerance.) In their minds, they are the correct and righteous ones, saviors of the planet, regardless if it contradicts any of the aforementioned evidence, when presented to them. It's simply ignored.
Tolerant of opposing challenges, opinions and the people who hold them, they clearly are not. When they are losing an argument, it’s simple to recognize, because they throw hissy fits, change the subject, or start calling their rivals names, acting like petulant children—and there’s no limit to the list of vulgaris words used express their hatred and intolerance. However, they resume their mantra in the next encounter, professing to be what they are not. They take it even a step further. A tactic Liberals use generously, is to accuse Conservatives and Christians of things that they are the most guilty of doing. This one angers me the most, because it ensnares large portions of society. If a person is not completely delusional, the only purpose for using this tactic is to divert attention away from the truth behind their ill intentions. Their objective is to deceive their followers into keeping them inline for the support they need to advance their agenda. By positing the opposition as the enemy of truth and what is beneficial, they coral the herds. It sounds the same as the tactic invented and first practiced by Satan himself, in the Garden of Eden, don't you think?
I submit to you, the hard Left is so blinded by their hatred for the Right and what it stands for, it seems to be transforming many of them into, mad, irrational, obstinate, hypocrites. Unfortunately, I expect it to escalate to frequent displays of physical responses. Enter the media. The best example of powerful persuasiveness via deception. They stoke the flames of descent. Liberalism encourages un-Godly behavior and is similar to communism, in several ways. It makes one feel like there is no access for getting through to them, in any capacity. It’s as if God has turned them over to their folly driven hearts. I hope it’s not the case, because He has done it before and one runs the risk of it being irreversible, once they've crossed the threshold placed by God. It can cost one their eternal soul. I pray, for them to see the light before passing from this place to another. Some of the ideologies, theological beliefs, practices, policies, wisdom and things worshiped, associated with this sect, influence and brainwash so many minds. They are not supported by scripture—rather, they are rebuked in scripture. That’s a fact!
I know it’s hard, or next to impossible for you to accept this truth, if you’re among the radical and progressive-globalists. That’s why I plead with everyone to read and stay focused on God’s Word. Everything you need to believe and know about Him, like His love, His character, His commands, His advice, intentions and much more, is compiled neatly into one large book of books. There is enough written to keep you amazed and informed for your entire life. That’s why I call it the miracle book. No matter how many times you open it and read it’s passages, there is always something new to discover about God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, and yourself.
Tame your tongue, be humble and proclaim the good news with love, because...perceptions matter.
God be with you, especially with all dads and father figures, as we battle against the attempts to diminish our masculine roles and our worth, as the valuable, spiritual, heads of our household, that we were created to be.
This present generation couldn’t be in more need of Godly fathers.
Happy Father’s Day, Abba!