At a loss for words

That’s a new one, huh?

Morgan posted something on facebook about Westboro Church.  They claim to be Baptists.  Well, *I’m* Baptist and they sure as heck don’t represent anything I believe, even remotely.

There are a lot of thoughts about these folks running through my mind, but most of them don’t fall under the heading “religious”.

You can think what you want about sin & sinners, the vile & the evil, the wrongs and the rights.  However, my thoughts on all of it- gay, straight, left, right, up, down, whatever- are summed up in one verse.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, so that he who believeth in Him shall not perish, but shall have everlasting life.  John 3:16

Yep, this Baptist’s God is a loving God.  If you’re not doing what He wants you to do, you’re not punished, you’re just not rewarded necessarily.  He loves you anyway.

As for Westboro [supposed] Baptists, they’re nuts.  Plain & simple nuts, with a large helping of asshatism.

(I also notice on their calendar, there aren’t many scheduled rallies or whatever they call them for the deep South in relation to California & the North.  Now is that because they foolishly think that we believe as they do or are they afraid of the Bible-clutching, gun loving segment of the population?)

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You’ve Heard Me Say

that I thought many, many times I was born during the wrong decade.

I relate better to those 15-20 years older than me much better than I relate to those my age.  There are a few exceptions to that- RT being one of the best examples, but for the most part, those 50 & older make up the majority of my real friends.

However, today I have decided, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, there is NO question in my mind.  1970 was when I was supposed to be born.

Because…

A/C use was fairly widespread by then.

Yessir, if I’d been born in the 1940’s or 1950’s (and possibly even in the 1960’s), God knew there would have been a murderous ol’ gal meaner than Bonnie, Clyde, Lizzie Borden, & Cujo all mixed together for the world to deal with.

And he just didn’t think it would be fair.