Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. (Ps. 34:13)

Today, our country is extremely divided. There’s been a lot of name calling and accusations being thrown around. Someone even called me a “white supremacist.” If that wasn’t so disgusting, it would almost be laughable. Of course, while supremacy goes along with Nazis and Hitler. People like to refer to our President as “Hitler” these days. I recently wrote out some details on how Hitler treated, or should I say “tortured”, the Jews. That was white supremacy. The days of the active Klan when they hunted down African-Americans and tortured and killed them just because they had a different color skin. That was white supremacy. I’m just a little old grandma, who is white, but notes that 200 years ago, right or wrong, there was a difference in races. African-Americans were slaves, kept from learning, exceeding, earning, and freedom. It was terribly wrong. But because I recognized that, had a slave become suddenly free by whatever means, they would be in grave danger, a young man labeled me a “white supremacist.”

This seems to go along with the liberal narrative of name calling when someone doesn’t agree with them. Words are used over and over until they have no meaning left. Homophobe, xenophobe, islamaphobe, misogynist, and racist are just a few examples of the names being used. When all reasonable argument is gone and they have nothing left, the liberals bring out supposedly insulting words and the rest of the world just rooolllllls their eyes.

I didn’t respond to this young man because he felt the need to check with his friend before he could start throwing insults at me. Of course, he declared me an unfit Christian because, well, I’m a “white supremacist”, after all. (sarcasm intended) Once his friend told him that I was delusional and worshiped an imaginary friend in the sky, he felt it was ok to reach into his bag of liberal insults and see what he could dig out. The two of them, together, decided they could never change someone like me and left it at that.

I think its sad that adults can’t have adult conversations, recognizing the other’s point of view and offering an alternative point of view, which is what I did with this young man. Then I thanked him for listening. Hmm. It makes me wonder, WHO will never change?

Psalm 34:12-14

12 Whoever of you loves life
    and desires to see many good days,
13 keep your tongue from evil
    and your lips from telling lies.
14 Turn from evil and do good;
    seek peace and pursue it.

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