The problem is that this is way more nuanced and complex than Israel attacking Palestinians and killing them en masse, and way more complicated than “Arab Muslims hate Jews.” Emotions run high online when talking about this on both sides, so I sit back, learn more history, apply what I already know and try to grasp some of what’s going on here.
This is a small cross-section of my list of people to not follow to make Twitter a better experience. Basically, just don’t follow anyone who is angry and “shock” tweets every day (including holidays) from 8 a.m. until 8 a.m. and you’ll be at least 50% ahead of the game.
I thought about my frustrations with being single right now. Sometimes I’m good with it, and sometimes I’m like, “Why me, God? Why do THEY get someone when they can’t even maintain an honest relationship with themselves but I believe and have been told I’m a catch and will make someone extremely happy one day…but I get passed over by those who tell me I’m a catch and they go on to find abusive relationships and call themselves happy?” I have a fear of dying alone right now.
The show was great. I could tell this took some time to plan and the songs fit the theme of the show (Bonnie & Clyde) until near the end of the Bonnie & Clyde thing they were doing. They just broke out random songs then but it was still nice. Overall, this was more of a Jay Z concert than a joint concert.
How petty was Jonah? Petty enough to try to escape an omnipresent, omniscient God and then get mad at Him when he showed the same pity, grace, and mercy to 120,000 people and their animals after showing Jonah the same pity, grace, and mercy. I “get” Jonah, but my dude was petty.
Mary was the mother of Jesus (God) and was pretty much the baddest chick of the Bible. She risked her impending marriage and life by saying “Yes” to God…and it changed the world.
This past Friday in Isla Vista, California, 22 year old Elliot Rodger killed 6 people and injured 13 more in a racist and misogynistic spree. This was the tipping point for me to talk about something that has been on my mind for a while – talking about how we don’t respect women as a society, nation, and world.
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Fellow believers, you’re concerned about the wrong things. Your concern lies in changing a perceived behavior in someone that you don’t like. Then you throw God into it like he co-signs with your shenanigans while gay Christians experience his love, grace, and have a more real relationship with Him than you probably do and that confident living in God’s love and grace pisses you off because gays don’t care what you think about them!
Any Christian who tells you that they just have blind faith without ever questioning a thing bothers me. They’re not being authentic in their faith. We’re human. We’re quizzical and should want to know more. We shouldn’t be drones seeking a way to be free of thought and responsibility.
I watched the last half of the BET Awards last night and thought the production values were very good. Nicki Minaj won the Best Female Rapper award for the 5th time last night and accepted the award like Iggy Azalea sat on her throne of swords and declared war on all things Minaj. It was highly unprofessional, out-of-pocket, and uncalled for.
Bikers: SHARE THE ROAD! You’re not better than everyone else just because you ride a bike. Yes, you do cardio every day. Good for you. That doesn’t make you better than anyone else or deserving of rule-bending anymore than it does me for working out 4-5 days a week. You’re not unique, boo.
One of the points of Keene Point of View that I strive for is to treat everyone lovingly. The love may be harsh if you’re a right-wing conservative Christian who is unloving to anyone not like you, but I don’t try to be intentionally offensive…except maybe on video…as a joke…unless you’re Gwyneth Paltrow. (I…she just…”Flames on the side of my faaaace…!”) The last group I’d want to offend is anyone LGBT.