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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other Recent Points of View
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.
When Jesus says no, take a moment to tell him how you feel about it when it happens. Don’t keep it pent up for years like I did. The tantrum should last a few hours, max. Eventually, you won’t have tantrums, just frustration but resolve to soldier on.
Men are some of the most butt-hurt creations that God has ever assembled. Don’t ever let a man tell you that he is master of his emotions and that nothing gets him down or upset. Point out the recent outrage over women (and certain men) all over the world on the Internet fawning over Jeremy Meeks of Stockton, California.
The Republican Party’s vocal conservative members (most of them) clearly have a problem with their loudest members focusing on the things that make them passionate and compassionate. Eric Cantor might still have a job to come back to in January if he focused on the right thing.