DAILYKENN.com -- The short answer is: They're people.
Granted, the evangelical spectrum is populated with Christian folk who imagine they are indwelt with special powers — compliments of the Holy Spirit — that gives them a moral edge over the rest of us.
In reality, they're just people with no spiritual GPS.
This is made evident by their proclivity to believe gossip; most of which is slanderous.
|Unstable James 1:8|
Faith comes by hearing, we're told, and hearing comes from whatever rumor is afloat. That shouldn't surprise. They call themselves "believers," after all.
How many times have I been warmly greeted with the glow; that inner light that illuminates their inner being. It enlightens their faces and warms their eyes. I swear I could see a twinkle.
I don't doubt their sincerity. They genuinely are exuding empathy to the nth.
I doubt their sanity. It's self delusion.
That becomes apparent when they open their ears and minds (or "hearts," they would say) to slander. The inner glow is doused. The sparkling eyes now exude a demonic glare. The warm faces have morphed as with hot ice: It's chilled to the max, but radiating contempt; abject hatred.
Sorry, church folks. I'd prefer you keep your warm and fuzzies to yourself. I realize you're one 15-minute gossip session away from demonic possession; or something akin to that.
Satan moves in. The Holy Ghost is evicted.
Sometimes the transformation from angel to devil transpires in a matter of days. Usually it's a bit longer. I've seen church folk keep the glow for decades before the transformation occurs.
It always occurs.
This one thing I know: The transformation is coming. It always has. It always will. That prediction is based on past experience. Or, more accurately, "passed" experiences. I'm over it.
"The words of a talebearer are as wounds," the Bible says, "and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly."
Seems to be some sort of viral infection.
Of course, the talebearer would be powerless were it not for willing ears. Therein lies the problem.
No, I don't have it in for church people. I just want you to keep your deception to yourselves. I don't want you to tell me you are praying for me. I don't care to hear that your love me. And I really don't care to hear about your compassion for me.
Why? I seem to have this strange aversion to belly pain.
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