The other day I was on Twitter and was just overwhelmed by all the discord, hatred, and lack of logic. So I just started tweeting some thoughts. I’ve put them together in this post.
I honestly can not figure out why any free speech demands only seem to apply to the party calling for free speech. If someone has a differing belief, that is somehow not allowed or is hatred or bigotry. This applies to any kind of argument or divide, for either side.
Have we totally forsaken logic & civil debate and gone to demanding my way or the highway? I see this on every side of political debates, religious debates, coding debates, software debates, and on and on.
I’m starting to think social media has destroyed logic and clear thinking.
Social media seems to have become a leading cause of stress. I know it is for me. I don’t fit in someones neat little box. I have friends and embrace ideas from many different viewpoints. Because I like X doesn’t mean that I hate Y. And vice-versa.
Why can’t we all just get along? If we all thought exactly the same way, what a boring world this would be. If we didn’t embrace people with different views, we’d never have reason to examine and grow our own views.
Maybe this is totally idealistic and naive, but let’s drop hate and self-righteous anger.
I surround myself with friends from many political and religious views, and I’m the better for it.
I even have friends on both sides of the WordPress Guttenberg debate – gasp!
Things That I Write About
Here are my 10 “Words of Wisdom” that I have learned so far in my 60 years of life. These ten things are what I wish to leave as my legacy. Let me know what you would add to this list or what you would have different on your list. I’d genuinely like to know. Even though I’m 60, I’m not finished learning.
I came across a song that I’d actually forgotten about by a group called Daniel Amos. The song is “Happily Married Man” and it reminded me of just how blessed and fortunate I am to BE a Happily Married Man. But the greatest thing that guarantees that I am a Happily Married Man is that we both love God, we both have our identity in Jesus, and we both need the daily filling of the Holy Spirit to lead us through each day. We keep our marriage, and our lives focused on Jesus and not on other things or people. It is always Jesus first, and then each other.
On Thursday, July 23, 2020, my Pops, Robert Dubois, entered into Jesus’ presence. He had suffered for several years with COPD, with frequent flare-ups and hospitalizations, and he had gotten to the point that he had to be on supplemental oxygen. But he’d been feeling pretty good for several weeks. We talked to him on…
Here are some random thoughts I’ve had this week during my times with God. Why Do The Expected Normal? Following Jesus Christ, being filled with his Holy Spirit, being a child of God; none of these are “normal” to the world. And they are not supposed to be. We are not of this world any…
Some days I will continue to share my memories of my past. It has been a long strange trip so far, and my journey has shaped a large part of who I am today. But it is God who has molded me into exactly who I am now. And if I don’t also write about how God is continuing to mold and shape me, I am missing the main point of my life right now. My past is interesting, and my struggles are real. But my walk with God is vital, and I firmly believe that my walk with Him today is why I am here to write about my past.